It’s Time for (Holiday) Teas

Nov 17, 2013

Fezz Tea A Noise WithinWe Americans may be more inclined to enjoy a cup o’ joe, but the lovers of tea have boldly muscled their way in, figuratively and literally. Tea houses—traditional English or modern Asian—liberally dot our valley.

This holiday season offers some special high teas that involve history, elegance, bears, and a curmudgeon.

Fenyes Mansion Holiday Tour & Tea
Gather your friends for a holiday outing beginning with a guided tour of the stately Fenyes Mansion followed by a Five Course Afternoon Tea Ceremony at the Scarlet Tea Room on Green Street.

Experience the elegant 1906 Beaux Arts Mansion with Edwardian-style holiday embellishments. Docent-led tours interpret the landmark structure’s architecture, artworks, furnishings, and Fenyes family within the context of early 20th century Pasadena history.

Fenyes Mansion Dressed for Christmas

Fenyes Mansion Holiday Tour & Tea
Fridays, December 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th
Fenyes Mansion Tour at 12:15 pm
Tea at the Scarlet Tea Room at 1:30 p.m.
Cost of tour: free for members; $15, non-members
Cost of Afternoon Tea: $32
Reservations must be made 24-hours in advance; call 626.577.1660, ext. 10



Teddy Bear Tea at the Langham


A Huntington Hotel holiday tradition, Teddy Bear Tea features holiday decorations, a puppet show, storytelling by one of Santa’s helpers, and pictures with Santa. Adults may enjoy Langham’s Signature Afternoon Tea, and children may munch on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, gingerbread cookies, hot chocolate, milk, and other treats.

Each guest is asked to bring an unwrapped, packaged gift as a donation to a children’s charity.


Teddy Bear Tea
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Time: 10:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
The Langham Hungtington, lobby lounge
1401 S. Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena 91106
Cost: $28.00 – $48.00 (reservations required) or call 626.585.6218



Fezziwig’s Festive Holiday Tea at A Noise Within

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Fezziwig, our jolly friend from A Christmas Carol, invites us all to a formal, yet fun, festive British Tea catered by Peggy Dark and the Kitchen for Exploring Foods. Indulge in the holiday spirit with a full complement of sweet and savory delights, champagne and, of course, a fine selection of teas. Following, will be a special performance of A Noise Within’s production of A Christmas Carol.

All proceeds of the Holiday Tea special event help fund A Noise Within’s vital Classics Live! Education Programs, which serves more than 12,000 students a year, from over 130 schools, spanning five counties.

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Fezziwig’s Festive Holiday Tea
Sunday, Dec. 8th
2:00pm | Peggy Dark & the Kitchen for Exploring Foods’ Classic British Tea
3:30pm | Live & Paddle Auction hosted by NBC4′s Fritz Coleman
4:30pm | Performance of A Christmas Carol
Cost: Individual adult, $200; child (ages 6-17), $100; tables of 6 & 8 available, too
Peruse varying costs and reserve online here or call 626.356.3100, ext. 3


Fezziwigs Holiday Tea 2012




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