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My Story

The High Tea Lady

Hey I'm Debs

In 2012 I travelled to New Zealand, with a backpack, a passport and no plans.  Shortly after my arrival I travelled to Banks Peninsula and and never left!  It captured my heart and I got married here, found a lovely home and started baking!

I have always baked, since I was a wee thing making welsh cakes and fairy cakes at home in the UK. My passion grew over time and I gained some experience doing wedding cakes and celebrations and went from there.

New Zealand has inspired me to bake naturally and embrace the healthy side of baking.  I live in a beautiful area  so I want to make beautiful things within it!

High Tea and Reiki

Baking is a life long passion and my other passion is Reiki.  In 2007 I started to learn about Reiki and it soon became a big part of my life.  I am now a Reiki Master Teacher.  I am blessed to have Reiki and all it brings to me and the ability to help others.  Reiki is a wonderful natural way to balance the body to allow its ability to heal.

I believe the soul is nourished by energy and food so the two go hand in hand!

The High Tea Lady

I started off as 'Cake" in 2016 creating wedding cakes, birthday cakes and appearing at the Akaroa Farmers Market.  I started my High Teas in Pigeon Bay in 2017 when I felt the bay needed something of its own, for the locals and visitors to enjoy within the beautiful bay.  

The more popular they became it was clear to me this was to be the main set for my business and from there I became "TheHighTeaLady".  People would call me that, even those who didn't know me, so the name made itself! 

I love my work and thoroughly enjoy creating delicious baking for people to enjoy and share with others.

A table can be booked for my Pigeon Bay High Tea events via email.  For private High Tea functions at Pigeon Bay Hall or for Catering for your own event, please contact me via email to discuss dates and prices.

Cakes, gift baskets and other products can be ordered through email.

For Reiki treatments, please drop me an email or give me a call to discuss how Reiki can help you or your animals.

For any other enquiries please drop me a line and I shall get back to you as soon as I can.


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