- Born and raised in California, I was lucky to learn about many
cultures and cuisines from around the world. I found the special
experience of having tea in my mid 20's. I was fortunate, at that
time, to have a job which allowed me to travel throughout the world.
Travel gave me an opportunity to visit tearooms both near and far.
My passion for tea continued once I married and moved to the bay area.
Shortly after that, my son Nicholas was born. Once he started school,
I decided to pursue my own dream of owning my own business. Having a
strong passion for gourmet cooking, entertaining, and having tea with
my friends, I decided upon a name for my business;
“Tea with Friends”. Operating
“Tea with Friends” has allowed me to share my passions
with others and bring all aspects of what I love to do under one roof.
I feel blessed to be able to pursue something that I love so much,
... having tea with friends.
- I have lived in Livermore for 14 years with my husband. We have two
children and one very lovey dog. I love to walk, read, scrapbook and camp
with my family. I truly enjoy serving others and helping Joanne make each
tea party a memorable experience. It has been a joy to be part of Tea with
- I was born in India, but was raised and educated in many of the great cities
of the world as my father worked in the airlines. I met my husband Roger in college
and we have been married for 17 wonderful years and are blessed with two loving
children. My career background is in journalism – newspaper writing and TV news.
Presently I am in the process of pursuing academic tutoring so I can utilize my
education and be available for my children. As a family, we love doing home
improvement projects, watching foreign films, international cooking and entertaining
our friends! I met Joanne Massa about five years ago and was intrigued by Tea with
Friends… her creations are reminiscent of cottage tea parties embracing classic
English touches I so admire and I am now honored and delighted to be a part of
this endeavor !
- I am a wife and mother of three boys. My hobbies include hiking,
camping, sailing, cooking, and watching sumo wrestling. I so enjoy
working for Tea with Friends because it gets me out of a house full
of men and into a fun and creative activity with other women.
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