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Martha Fairburn, Proprietor 

Many People are intimidated by the idea of having a "proper" tea, but we believe a tea can be as casual or as formal as the hostess imagines. Let us help guide you! 


I'm Martha, a self-proclaimed Anglophile (a lover of all things British). I was born to an English mother, and developed an early love of tea parties. 

I have dedicated most of my life to all aspects of the food service industry, but especially the guest experience and catering side of things. My passion is to create an unforgettable event for you and your guests. 

I have been blessed to raise three beautiful daughters, who all share my love of tea parties. We would be honored to share that love with you!

Our event guide Allison, with her hair wrapped in a red scarf with matching red earrings

Allison Berry

Event Guide

Hi, I'm Martha's eldest daughter! 

I'm a graduate student who loves cats, video games, and, of course, tea! I have worked in food preparation, service, and catering for 13 years. I'm thrilled to be joining my mum in providing all of you with a relaxing and fun tea party experience.


Welcome to the family! 


Amy Berry

Media Coordinator 

Hello! I am Martha's middle daughter!


I graduated from CVCC in 2016 with my associate degree in Culinary Arts and for 6 years I worked with the University of Lynchburg catering staff. I graduated in May with my bachelor's degree in International Relations, with a minor in Public Relations. I love to travel and read. You can often find me watching crime documentaries and I of course also have an obsession with tea!!  I have been blessed to have had tea from all over the world!

I am excited to help guide you on your tea expedition.  

Our event guide Delois wearing a pink turtleneck sweater with gold hoop earrings

Delois Washburn

Event Guide


Ever since I was a little girl I have loved collecting tea sets. It all started with my mother's Japan Moss Rose set. When I heard about Martha's business idea I knew I wanted to be a part of this. I volunteered my collection and my time! With that I was hired! I love to cook and support my niece Maria on all of her band adventures! 


I have been retired for a couple of years now and am so excited to jump into a new adventure with all of the new people I will meet! 


Meet The Contributors 

Willie wearing a red chef jacket and a tan baseball cap

Willie Payne

Willie has been in the food service industry since 1983. He has gone on to be the co-owner of Magnolia foods, and the catering and pastry chef at Oakwood Country Club. He Currently is a chef at the University of Lynchburg. His role within Tea to Thee is as our outsourced Pastry Chef. 


Minho Nam (남 민호)

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Minho is a local Photographer, who has been working with us since 2020. He is known for his natural editing and beautiful portraits. 

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