"A place for all to pull up a chair and have a cuppa or three and a natter about the silliness of mini-making."-Wendie
"This all started when I was given a new teapot for Christmas. Wendie and I were talking about loose teas and lamenting how all of the miniaturists we know are scattered across the globe. Then it hit me: What if we could have a virtual tea party with our friends? Everyone could be at their computers with a good cuppa and then it wouldn't feel like we were all so far apart..." -Kat

Monday, January 4, 2010


For those of you who don't know us yet, I'm MiniKat, and my co-conspirator is Wendie.

A couple of days ago we hatched a crazy plan to try and get as many of our friends from all over the globe to sit and have a cup of tea with us. The trick is we're all separated by great distances. I'm located smack in the middle of the US, whilst Wendiekins is in the UK. There are other challenges too since we have friends in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Portugal, Denmark.... you get the idea I'm sure.

This is where the "virtual" comes into play. We figure if we're all at our computers at the same time we could have a tea party over the Internet. No need to travel unless you want to, everyone can have their drink and snack of choice, no having to clean house... And we can do this as many times as we feel like in a year.

Given the number of time zones some folks could be joining us for breakfast, for elevenses, luncheon, afternoon tea, or even a cuppa before bed time. No worries if you aren't available at the same time each time either. We'll be figuring out a schedule that will hopefully accommodate as many of our friends as possible each time.

For the moment we were thinking about using Facebook as a way to sit and visit with each other, since many of our blogger friends also use that social networking site. Let us know if you have any other ideas that might work. Wendie and I are sort of winging it for the moment.

One or both of us will be posting more information as we figure things out. Please feel free to leave us ideas or just say hello. :-)


  1. Hi! I hope I am the one from Portugal LOL, and I will be delighted to join you for a cup of tea...
    a great hug from Portugal

  2. Kat- I love this idea! I love to drink tea- and I drink the loose tea also :) I love to try new flavors out all the time- the bad part is having to drink up the bag if I choose a flavor I don't like! Hope it is ok if I follow along :)

  3. The more the merrier, ladies! We're trying for a world-wide tea party after all. :-)

  4. co-conspirator!!! LOL your loose tea is on its way by the way, so just a few more days until we can truly share our first cuppa :o) It never ceases to amaze me at the ideas that can be borne when friends start to chat xxx

  5. Or the trouble we can get into. ;-)

    I will be stalking the postman now...again.

  6. What a splendid idea you two.

    I am always up for a cup of char. I've not heard elevenses is years ...might have to take it up again.

    I have a pack of orange and mint club biccies that I got for Christmas to go with my tea...geez never though I'd be excited having Club biscuits as a present lol.

    Good luck with the tea clearing customs...I've never been allowed to bring any in by hand :-( Apparently it is used to hide drugs often due to the smell.

  7. Can I join too. Just love the idea I'll be in it even if it means a midnight snack lol or perhahs a drink from the future as I sometimes seem to be a day ahead lol
    Lyn from the Sunshine coast Queensland Australia

  8. HI Lyn and Tallulah :o) everyone is welcome!
    I really hope Kat's tea parcel gets through customs, I have images of her being arrested for contraband now!!!!! do you reckon customs will have a nibble on the biccies I enclosed for her too?

  9. We'll find out one way or another, Wendiekins. ;-)

  10. Tea my favourite drink. What a brilliant idea. x

  11. This sounds like fun. I am getting more and more into tea...have always been a (dare I say it) Coffee Drinker...but Tea I now find soothing and relaxing...
    Looking forward to chatting