Upcoming Salons & Events

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Mrs. D’s Dahlias—Inside the Slow Flower Movement

A Classic Salon in a secret garden

What could be more beautiful than roaming a dahlia garden on a late summer day? Mrs. D has graciously invited us to visit her bucolic, meticulously tended gardens and to share in her journey to (and mastery of!) the slow flower movement. You may arrive imagining one thing about the power of flowers and leave with quite another…

Open to all. Email angelapearl@secretteasociety.com to reserve a seat.

When:
Wednesday, September 11 10:00 AM – Noon ~or~ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Where:
Venue address will be sent to those with confirmed reservations by September 9.

Cost:
$35.00 for members | $45.00 non-members


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The Power of Quiet—A Classic Salon

A quiet hike in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, followed by tea and conversation exploring how quietude can heal and empower.

Have you ever taken a walk in complete silence? No friends to chat with, no ear pods...just the sound of birds (a woodpecker perhaps), trickling streams, a scurrying squirrel? What does the silence bring to you? Do you allow yourself such silence? Is there a power to that quiet? We’ll be spending our morning and evening considering these questions and attempting to figure them out.

Open to all. Email angelapearl@secretteasociety.com to reserve a seat.

Where:
Meet in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Peninsula, OH. After a short hike, we will proceed to the salon venue. Hike meeting point and salon address will be sent to those with confirmed reservations by October 1. Rain or shine. Please dress for the weather.

When:
Wednesday, October 2
10:00 AM – Noon ~or~ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Cost:
$40.00 for members | $50.00 non-members (tentative, due to pending venue confirmation)


Past Salons & Events

2019

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Secret Tea Society x Hudson Home and Garden Tour

Thursday, June 13 and Friday, June 14
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 
Hudson Home and Garden Tour Tea Room, Hudson Middle School
77 N. Oviatt Street, Hudson, Ohio

Gratis! No reservations necessary.

Please join Secret Tea Society for two afternoons as we volunteer and host a Tea Room during Hudson Days and The Hudson Home and Garden Tour. Come to our charming town, tour beautiful homes and gardens, and then take a break from the heat by sipping three refreshing iced teas with us—Citrus Almond Botanical Blend, Mango Pear White Tea, Secret Ceylon Black Tea.


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Secret Sabbatical—A Classic Salon

Taking the road less traveled to learn something new

Wednesday, May 8
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM  ~or~  7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
30 Division Street, Hudson, OH 44236
Salon dues: $25.00

Open to all. Please mark your calendars and reserve now to: angelapearl@secretteasociety.com


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Secret Tea Society x The Rural Society
English High Tea Greenhouse Celebration

Saturday, April 27
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Rural Society at Warwick Farm
16620 Wells Rd., Mt. Vernon Ohio 43050
$65.00

For years, we’ve imagined hosting a salon in an exquisite, antique English greenhouse. So we were thrilled when The Rural Society’s elegant Warwick Farm, in Mount Vernon, Ohio, transported the greenhouse of our dreams to their lush, sprawling property.

On April 27th, Secret Tea Society will join The Rural Society to fete the opening of this stunning iron and glass building, which was forged by Lord and Burnham in England in the 1930s and transported to the DuPont Estate in Pennsylvania, where it lived until finding its new home on Warwick Farm.

Inspired by the greenhouse’s English roots and Warwick Farm’s abundant gardens, we’ll serve tea and refreshments crafted around a floral theme. You’ll be greeted with a sparkling welcome cocktail followed by a tea talk and tasting delivered by me, Angela Strach-Gotthardt, Tea Specialist and founder of Secret Tea Society. We’ll taste three sumptuous, historically significant teas along with a bevy of refreshments, and you'll go home with a tea specially blended for the day!

Sign up here to reserve your spot. Hope to see you there. Cheerio!


Secret Tea Society is off to India!

March 27th - April 18th

For the first three weeks of April, Angela will be trekking through the age-old tea gardens of Nilgiri and Darjeeling to hone her knowledge about Indian tea varietals, cultures, and traditions. For Secret Tea’s spring salons and events back in Ohio, she’ll bring her stories and the best teas gathered during her travels.

Follow the journey as she goes on Instagram at @secretteasociety.


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Shortbread Secrets and Tea

A Special Event for Secret Tea Society Members

Wednesday, February 13
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM  ~or~  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
30 Division Street, Hudson, OH 44236
No dues - please be our guest

You are invited to join us next Wednesday, February 13th, to celebrate eight years (!) of Secret Tea Society salons and events. We want to share our love for your participation, curiosity about tea, honest conversation, important feedback, and unceasing kindness over the years. Please be our guest at the morning or evening gathering of Shortbread Secrets and Tea.

Ellen, our lovely server and a proud Scot, will bring her famous shortbread and demonstrate the techniques behind this 200-year-old family recipe. Three luscious teas will be paired with Ellen’s creation. There will be no formal Topic-of-the-Day, so you’ll have plenty of time to meet new women or reconnect with those you know. Please stay for thirty minutes or the whole two hours!

You will go home with a tea of your choice—a gift to you. Hope to see you there!

To reserve now, purchase official membership, or to reach out with questions, please email: angelapearl@secretteasociety.com



 

2018

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Sharing tea time at Eileen Fisher - Eton Collection

Thursday, December 13
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Eton Collection – 28807 Chagrin Blvd, Woodmere, OH 44122

We'll be serving and selling tea and tea accessories from 3-7 PM at this lovely boutique. Also join us for 20-minute tea talks, at 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM, where Angela will walk us through the history of tea and its fascinating journey from farm to cup. 

All sweaters and cardigans at Eileen Fisher will be 20% off on this day!


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Hands-on Tea Blending Workshop

Wednesday, December 12 
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM  ~or~  6:30 - 9:00 PM
30 Division Street, Hudson, OH 44236

This workshop is perfectly timed for holiday giving. Please join us to create your own unique tea or tisane. We’ll start the day by tasting four base teas (white, green, oolong and black) and a range of herbs and botanicals. After, you’ll mix and match different elements and go home with a blend created uniquely by you—one ideal for gifting. Gift bag, gift tag, and tissue paper are included.

Workshop fee: $50.00 — The workshop fee includes all tastings, blending ingredients, and one 4oz take-home bag of your own unique blend, complete with our signature ribbon. Additional bags of the same recipe may be purchased for 10% off the normal price. Gift tea bags can be .75 oz, 2.5oz, 4oz, or 6 oz. and range from $5.00 to about $42.00. 

Reserve now or reach out with any questions to: angelapearl@secretteasociety.com.


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Grey Colt Stocking Party!

Thursday, December 6
6:30 PM
150 Main Street, Hudson, OH 44236

Please join us at this year's Grey Colt Stocking Party. All proceeds from the evening’s stocking raffle will benefit Hudson's newest philanthropic organization, 100 WOMEN STRONG OHIO. Anyone who becomes a member of 100 WOMEN that night will receive a 10%-off coupon on all teas at our December Pop-Ups. Thanks for supporting this do-good organization. We are stronger together!

No reservations necessary. No entrance fee.


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Self Care—A Classic Salon

Wednesday, December 5 
10:00 AM  ~or~  7:00 PM
30 Division Street, Hudson, OH 44236

Secret Tea Society members Dr. Kasia Hrecka (functional medicine specialist) and Amy Cook-Lyden (certified yoga/meditation instructor) guide a conversation about how the latest developments in wellness science—from food choices and exercise to yoga and meditation—can help us become our best selves. We will explore the interconnectedness of the human body through their knowledge and your personal stories. Please add your voice to the timely topic of Self Care

Reserve now to: angelapearl@secretteasociety.com


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SATURDAY TEA! - a holiday Pop-Up Shop

Saturdays — December 1, December 8, December 15
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Secret Tea Society at Brewster Mansion
9 Aurora Street, Hudson, OH 44236

Secret Tea Society is hosting three more Saturday Tea Pop-Ups at Brewster Mansion for your holiday shopping needs. Please come taste, chat, linger and shop.

We'll be serving teas all day, and invite you to sip and take photos on our leopard settee, or lounge with friends under a lap blanket (yes, inspired by European café society!) on Brewster's front porch. 

Watch our Instagram and Facebook posts for lovely new gift items.

 

 

2017

Secret Tea Society Holiday Pop-Up Shop

Friday, December 2nd - Thursday, December 22nd
10am-5pm Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays | 10am-8pm Thursdays
Brewster Mansion
9 Aurora Street, Hudson, OH 44236

Our Secret Tea Society Holiday Pop-Up Shop is the place to shop your tea, tea equipage, candles and correspondence paper for holiday gift giving. Tea tastings are gratis all day, everyday. Enjoy relaxing on the leopard settee or on the porch overlooking Hudson's town green to sip, chat, taste, relax and shop.

Secret Tea Society Holiday Pop-Up

Thursday, December 8th | 5-8:00pm
Pavilion Home and Floral
12433 Cedar Road, Cleveland Heights, OH 44106

Please join Secret Tea Society at Pavilion Home and Floral to purchase tea and accoutrements for your holiday gift giving. Enjoy also, a steady stream of Pop-Up installations along Cedar Road. 
For Ladies and Gentlemen. No reservation required. No dues. Just pop in!

Join the Secret Tea Society team at The Grey Colt Stocking Party!

Wednesday, December 7th | 6:30pm
The Grey Colt
150 N Main St, Hudson, OH 44236

The Secret Tea Society team will be at The Grey Colt stocking party – a fun and creative night of beautiful, handmade stockings and a raffle to benefit a worthy cause. Make a stocking for the raffle, or try to win one! Raffle tickets, to win a stocking, are $1.00 each.
All ages welcome — no reservation required.

Secret Tea Society Tea Talk: Holiday Teatime–Start a New Tradition!

Tuesday, November 29th | 6:30-8:00pm
Hudson Library and Historical Society
96 Library St, Hudson, OH 44236

Teatime is wonderful family time and a perfect gathering for the holidays. Join Angela Strach-Gotthardt, founder of Secret Tea Society, to learn about tea and tisanes, how to blend them, serve them, and make them special for your holidays. Start a new tradition! 
All ages welcome. Reservation required. Email us or visit hudsonlibrary.org.

Secret Tea Society Classic Salon: Tea and Makers

Wednesday, November 9th | 10am-Noon
Wednesday, November 9th | 7-9:00pm
30 Division Street, Hudson, OH 44236

Please join us for a lovely few hours discussing the Maker Movement with exciting makers from NEOhio who are changing and adding to our current culture and to the excitement of hand-made creative expression...
For smart, savvy ladies. Dues: $20. Reservation required. Email us to reserve a spot.

Secret Tea Society Classic Salon: Tea and Makers

Thursday, November 17th | 7-8:30pm
Pavilion Home and Floral
2433 Cedar Road, Cleveland Heights, OH 44106

Please be our guest at Pavilion Home and Floral for a wonderful, first introduction to the Secret Tea Society salon experience! Enjoy the evening with others who are new and curious about gathering, occasionally or regularly, to share tea and conversation with smart, savvy ladies just like you.
For smart, savvy ladies new to Secret Tea Society. No dues, please attend as our guest. Reservation required. Email us to reserve a spot.

Secret Tea Society Classic Salon: Global Views

Wednesday, October 5th | 10-11:30am
Wednesday, October 5th | 7-8:30pm
30 Division Street, Hudson, OH 44236

Tea Cocktails and conversation with a global perspective, one month before voting day. Secret Tea Society and The International Women's Group are collaborating for this wonderful evening of sharing cultures and customs on elections and voting 'round the world.
For smart, savvy ladies. Dues: $20. Reservation required. Email us to reserve a spot.

Secret Tea Society Classic Salon: Green with Envy

Wednesday, September 14th | 7-8:30pm
30 Division Street, Hudson, OH 44236

Tea and tea cocktails for those age 40-ish, and under – thinkers, conversationalists, makers, stay-at-home moms, career women, and those interested in just about everything.
For smart, savvy ladies. Dues: $20. Reservation required. Email us to reserve a spot.

Secret Tea Society Classic Salon: My Magic

Wednesday, September 7th | 10-11:30am
Wednesday, September 7th | 7-8:30pm
30 Division Street, Hudson, OH 44236

Thursday, September 8th | 7-8:30pm
Pavilion Home and Floral
2433 Cedar Road, Cleveland Heights, OH 44106

What is your magic? And, can your magic jump? (This salon and topic are inspired by Big Magic, by Elizabeth Gilbert).
For smart, savvy ladies. Dues: $20. Reservation required. Email us to reserve a spot.