Join Gussy Greywytch of Twisted History for a High Tea in grand Victorian tradition. Don your finest mourning attire and celebrate the lives of your dearly departed as you share stories of your loved ones who have passed, add photos and mementos to our Twisted History Book of the Dead, listen to somber poetry, and receive messages in the tea leaves!
Hearken back to the lush and extravagant mourning traditions of the Victorian era, when widows wore black dresses and the hair of the dead was carried in mourning lockets. This venerable ritual comes to life at the Mourning Tea at Manresa Castle.
* Enjoy a grand Victorian High tea complete with courses of traditional tea sandwiches and desserts.
* Share stories, photos, and of the beloved souls who have touched your life and have helped make you who you are today in a communal Eulogy where the dead and the living meet again at a crossroads of love.
* Place a photo, letter, or other memento of your loved one into our Twisted History Book of the Dead, a growing compendium of memories filled with photographs, newspaper clippings, and hair. It is tome of love in honor of all who have passed through our lives.
* Divine messages from the other side within the patterns of the tea leaves that decorate our cups.
WHAT TO WEAR
Whatever your culture dictates is appropriate mourning clothing. You may choose to wear Victorian garb, gothic attire, or simply plain all black. Whatever you feel honors your loved ones is acceptable.
WHAT TO BRING
At least one photo of your loved one(s). A single page, handwritten or printed out, containing whatever you would like to say about your loved one(s). If you would like a memory of your loved one to be placed into the Book, the photo and text combined should not exceed 8.5 x 11 inches. We will also have some supplies on hand for those who become inspired during the tea.
The most important ingredients of the Mourning Tea is the love that you bring for those who have passed on in your life. The memories you share will keep your departed loved ones alive in your hearts, and strengthen your connection to their spirits that still live on!