Penelope Carlevato is known for sharing Jesus one tea cup at a time. In our interview she shares about her love for tea and Titanic and her hospitality ministry.   In addition, Penelope is a contributing writer to Leading Hearts Magazine.  Penelope won an award for her writing in the magazine prior to our interview.

After speaking with Penelope, I am adding a trip to Branson to see the Titanic museum. Her comments touched me. ‘The best way to honor their lives is to continue to share their stories’.

If you missed our live interview from Nashville, you can watch the replay here.

The Art of Afternoon Tea from Downton Abbey and the Titanic

Afternoon tea from Downton abbey to titanicA gourmet guidebook and an irresistible collection of almost 100 recipes, directly from, or inspired by, the fascinating era of the Edwardians. Includes special menus for entertaining friends, with interesting facts and stories of life in Downton Abbey and Titanic times. Whether planning a Birthday Tea, a Christmas Tea, a Christening Tea or even a themed Downton Abbey Tea, the pleasures of celebrating and sharing tea time come alive as Penelope shares her enthusiasm, knowledge, and inspiration for all things tea. Discover the pleasures and rituals of high tea and afternoon tea in the grand English style of Downton Abbey’s ambiance and the traditions of the Titanic’s first class customs.


Penelope Carlevato

Penelope Carlevato

Penelope Carlevato is an author, speaker, and culinary expert, noted for her expertise… and her expert-teas. Founder of Penelope’s Tea Time, a blender and marketer of specialized teas.  In addition, she co-hostess the cable-TV program Cooking Up Wonders.  Penelope has written a previous book on tea, The Perfect Cup, as well as many articles, plus a bi-monthly food column for the new magazine, Leading Hearts.

Penelope was born in England to a war bride, and reared in South Dakota.  She learned the arts of hospitality and the special role of teas and tea-time etiquette from her mum. She has expanded her proficiencies as an Ambassador of Tea – as a hostess of tea-time ministries, instructor of “The Art of the Afternoon Tea,”.  Penelope is a guide of an annual “Taste of Britain” tea tour, and “Tea on the Titanic Tour” to Ireland, Wales and England.

Penelope and her husband Norm live in Colorado, and are parents of three children and grandparents of eleven future tea-lovers. Her background, and the universal fascination with the Titanic, “stirred” her interest to research. She researched the social ambiance and unique menus of Afternoon Teas and High Teas on the High Seas.

Tea on the Titanic is not just interesting history, but a collection of great recipes!

Penelope is a speaker that will delight your audiences with many wonderful, historical facts about the Titanic. Especially those who are as fascinated as she is  about the social issues of a by-gone era.