"Since the trip Connie
made to England three years ago, she
has become a driving force in the US tea world.
is one of the most knowledgeable women in the tea world and plus she
ranks as a queen in the industry.Thanks for all the help and for your enthusiasm with tea."
John Harney of "Harney & Son's"
has a profound passion for tea, it's history and the etiquette surrounding afternoon tea.If the world we inhabit is more knowledgeable about tea, and the etiquette woven into the rituals of teatime, this is in no small measure thanks to teachers like Connie Lue
is an incredible, beautiful human being who has brought untold joy and pleasure to so many people.Her
ability to weave stories and interesting facts together about the tea she
loves and teaches is astounding.She
makes each event and moment with you a gracious and memorable time for each of us privileged to come into her
presence.Thank you to Connie
for giving so much to all of us at Rowena's!"
"I hope my fellow Tar Heels will welcome Connie Lue
husband Rex to the heart of our state.Connie
is an outstanding Southern tea lady and an old friend and all of us Carolina tea lovers are lucky they've migrated to NC."
is a fellow evangelist for the growing American tea renaissance.Her
enthusiasm is contagious and her
gentle spirit instantly puts you at ease.A great teacher is first an inquiring student.She
and Rex are the embodiment of all that is great with tea.
was a large part of what made our "Afternoon Tea" at Mordecai Historic Park
knowledge and enthusiasm about tea, its history, and etiquette thrilled both guests and staff alike.We look forward to working with her
in the future on all things tea related."
"I recently had the opportunity to work with Constance Lue
, the Southern Tea Lady.What a delight!Our Mother/Daughter organization, the National Charity League - Cardinal Chapter
, invited Mrs. Lue
to come and address our group of ninth grade young ladies as part of their planning/training for an upcoming Mother/Daughter tea, which they will host in February.
The owner of a local tea room had referred Mrs. Lue
to us.From my very first conversation with her
, I was convinced I had the not only had found the right person but also our girls were in for a real treat.Her
presentation to our group was well organized and full of useful information.She
held our group's attention from beginning to end with her
extra personal offerings and visual items - and she
even came dressed as the "Queen Mum"!What most impressed me was her
genuine passion for sharing her
love of the subject with a new generation.She
handily bridged the age gap and the young ladies were mesmerized by her
stories and delighted in her
sense of humor.Mrs. Lue
is extremely knowledgeable on the subject of tea and also extremely personable and pleasantly friendly.When another need for anything "tea" arises in our organization, we will certainly contact Mrs. Lue
again and I would encourage anyone else to do the same.I am confident she
is capable to tailor a program suitable for any age group."
...Miss Connie Lue
is such a delightful Lady and very knowledgeable about the world of TEA!I had learned so much!
I reside in Mechanicsville, VA and attended the class at Virginia Beach which, by the way, was a 2 hour drive one way for 4 days.It was worth the drive!I had met such kind and wonderful people that encompass the love of TEA
.I have recently opened a Tearoom and I know wouldn't have been able to do so without the kind support and help of Miss Connie Lue
..."As founder of the Virginia Tea Society, Constance changed many lives with her "How to Give a Tea Party" classes and gave many ladies and quite a few gentlemen a new and fascinating interest as well as a meeting place for new friends, travels to wonderful tea rooms and an excuse to entertain and dress up.Her
legacy in Virginia will give many more through the continuation of her
has helped tremendously in making "Taste" Tea Salon in Williamsburg, Virginia a successful business.She
has offered her
knowledge, contacts and most importantly her
friendship.We consider her
to be one of the important people in the tea world today.Her
warmth and sense of humor will be enjoyed by whomever comes in contact with her
, This is just another note to thank you again for imparting your knowledge of tea and civility through your classes.
...Constance Rhodes Lue, The Southern Tea LadyTea Consultant