Pre-tea: Reserve your spot in advance through our website (72 hours minimum) and let us know if there 2 important details for anyone in your party:
- Food allergies (we can accommodate gluten-sensitive and vegetarian with 72 hours notice)
- A Celebration! We don't sing, but we like celebrating people and occasions (and doing a little something extra for them if we know in advance)
Should we dress up? As the song goes, "if it makes you happy”- yes! We love to see people dressed up for tea!
However, if it stresses you out or you need to take more time out of your busy day to dress up, please come comfy. We want you to enjoy, regardless of what you are wearing.
At QBTT, no need to raise your pinky when drinking tea, but here are two helpful tips (for you and those around you):
1. Once you are seated, slow down. Plan to be at tea for 1 ½ hours, so it's leisurely and enjoyable.
2. We encourage you to put your phone/other screens away during your tea experience (unless you are expecting an urgent call, then simply step away from the table to answer).
Connect with your guests - or yourself. Catching up, laughing and reflecting are highly encouraged. We also offer a "bee brilliant basket” full of goodies for kids and people having tea themselves. The basket contains a variety of items if you need to be distracted.
First, you have a choice of tea. We bring you your own pot of tea and refill with hot water as needed. Little bees (kids) are offered an herbal tea (no caffeine) spritzer or lemonade-based drink - or if they already love tea, tea then!
Second, after you enjoy your tea for a bit, we bring out our signature scone. This hint of lemon (or seasonal) scone is served with butter, jam, lemon curd and honey.
Third, after enjoying your tea and scone (a little while later) we bring out your tiered tray of sweet and savory goodies. All items are 1 - 3 bites and your tray* includes 2-3 savory items, fresh fruit, 2-3 sweets and 2-3 chocolate items.
We will continue to refresh your tea pot with hot water, and encourage you to leisurely enjoy your tea, treats and company.
*Typically, 2 people share a 3 tiered tray, but we have 2 tiered trays for each guest. The oohs and ahhs when delivered are always delightful!
Communi-tea is the Queen Bee's way of saying that community is at the heart of every tea party.
By inviting someone to tea, hosting tea or attending tea, you are part of our community. And hopefully when you attend tea, you connect with yourself and others to feel a part of this community. Everyone is welcome to be who they are at Queen Bee Tea & Treats.
A core principle of Queen Bee Tea & Treats is our commitment to give back to the communi-tea as much as we can. To support the Greater Milwaukee communi-tea, Queen Bee Tea & Treats offers discounts for fundraisers. We offer several ways to make sure your nonprofit is raising as much as possible: free rental on all tea service dishes (tea cups/pots/tiered trays), 10% off food costs, we will train your volunteers to help serve (in lieu of staff costs) and we know some pretty cool & affordable venues to host your tea party fundraiser. Contact us to find out more about making QBTT your partner for your next fundraising event. Let's put the FUN back into "fun"draising!