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LornaHeadshotLorna Reeves
Editor

Lorna Reeves, the editor of TeaTime Magazine, was introduced to the pleasures of afternoon tea at the venerable Williamsburg Inn during a needlearts seminar years ago, and it wasn’t long before tea drinking became an essential part her daily routine.

Lorna graduated with honors from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, and is fluent in Spanish, having spent her formative years in South America. She began her career at Hoffman Media in 1991. Her needlework skills and love for the art served her well during her tenure as editor of both Just CrossStitch and Sampler & Antique Needlework Quarterly. Next, Lorna, an accomplished home cook, guided another Hoffman publication, Taste of the South, through its first five years before trading spatulas for teacups in her move to TeaTime in late 2009. (TeaTime received the award for Best Tea Publication at the 2014 and 2015 World Tea Awards.) Lorna has been a panelist and a panel moderator at World Tea Expo and speaks at tea festivals throughout the United States and Canada, as well as at women’s ministry events. At present, she is currently pursuing Specialty Tea Institute Level 3 certification.

Lorna and her husband are the parents of two college-age children and reside in Hoover, Alabama.

 

Britt Stafford
Associate Editor

Associate editor Britt Stafford had her first cup of tea at the age of 10 while taking a 10-day tour through Russia with her mother. And although her tastes have expanded beyond that first taste of black tea, she still favors a cup of hot Earl Grey, along with a good book—even in summer. Britt spent most of her childhood in San Diego, California, but she fell in love with Southern hospitality when she and her family moved to Texas, which she considers home. She is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Arts in communication. She comes to TeaTime from Dallas, where she worked for two community newspapers.

 

Sarah Howard
Editorial Assistant

Sarah Howard discovered her love for tea while studying abroad in England. The West Tennessee native graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts in English and Spanish from Samford University and now calls Birmingham, Alabama, home. When she’s not experimenting in the kitchen or hosting dinner parties for friends, you can find her enjoying a relaxing chamomile tisane while deep into one of her favorite books.

 

 

Janet Lambert
Recipe Developer and Food Stylist

 Janet Lambert begins every day with a cup of strong English breakfast tea and enjoys another cup when she returns home in the afternoon. Her previous work experience uniquely prepared her for developing recipes for TeaTime magazine. Before she joined Hoffman Media’s test kitchens in 2011, she worked as a chef for Miss Rosemarie’s Special Teas, a local Birmingham-area tearoom. Janet is passionate about cooking and baking; she loves ethnic food, with Thai cuisine being her favorite. It’s no surprise that Janet loves to travel. Her father served in the U.S. Air Force, and she is a self-proclaimed military brat who lived in Spain as a child. For the past 38 years, she has followed her husband, Dave, living and traveling across the U.S. as they raised their two children. With their children now grown, she and Dave have settled down in Birmingham, Alabama, with their dog, Wallabee, an Australian shepherd/border collie mix.

 

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  1. Hello, I love your magazine and while I was reading it, I got an idea for a story for your tea place locations. I live in the Bay area of Northern California. In the town next to mine which is Fremont, CA, there is a delightful tea shoppe, “Thyme for Tea”, in the historic Niles District. Niles is an old train stop (Transcontinental railroad) and also where Charlie Chaplin filmed many of his movies (my Great Grandfather helped with the filming/cameras!). They have a Silent Movie/Charlie Chaplin museum and train depot museum, so a lot of neat things to add to the story along with the lovely setting and beautiful hills around. I would love to see this as a story in “our” magazine. Thank you so much, Jackie
    the address for Thyme for Tea is:
    37501 Niles Blvd, Fremont, CA 94536
    (510) 790-0944

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