Tea times happen in public spaces. Cafes are usually prime for this, but in some cities, hotel lobbies, parks and parklets, plazas, or rooftops are options.

  • Open when you want to host tea time (this is important to check with cafes for weekday evening tea times)
  • Not loud, but not dead silent
  • Not too crowded. The conversation should have good space, not just…

Some things you know you need. Some things you don’t know you need.

If you’re going to set aside 2 hours to orchestrate a conversation with strangers on some regular basis, you might as well take a few extra minutes to do it well.

The difference between a tea time that “was all right” and tea times that are “wow, just, wow” isn’t some sort of fairy dust. It’s easy to pin it on the attendees or chance, but to a large extent, it’s on how the host shows up.

Tea time

We believe everyone is able to be a great host, but we’re specifically looking for people that *want* to be.

This is the welcome screen.

New applications will be considered to start hosting in in mid/late August 2018.

  • We accept applications on a rolling basis.
  • We review the applications and invite new hosts to join the community every 1–2 months.
  • We’ll send you a response to your application when our review process begins.

Talking to people about Tea With Strangers—in real life and on the internet—is how we get people to come to tea time.

🙉 Every host has their own story. What’s yours?

Talking to people about what Tea With Strangers is is cool. Sharing stories of why you care about it is cooler.

So actually, why do YOU host (or want to host) with Tea With Strangers? What in your life has brought you to this moment? What are you hoping for…

A disproportionate amount of our favorite attendees come from the friends and friends-of-friends of our Host Community

Take a second (at least) to think about your story.

This might help:

Ankit Shah

👋🏽 Founder of Tea With Strangers. I try to help people who bring people together.

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