We are people who like intelligent conversation, witty banter, coffee, and the coffee shop atmosphere.
This is not some large "mix and mingle" group. We meet in small venues with limited seating, so we place low caps on RSVPs. For this reason, we enforce our RVSP policy. If you RSVP, you are expected to attend. Again, an RSVP of yes does not mean "maybe" or "that looks cool." It means "I will attend." Please observe our policy and only RSVP if you certainly will attend. Also please do not "crash" events if you did not make the list. If you repeatedly no-show or show up uninvited, you will be removed from the group, as inaccurate RSVP counts create hassles for our hosts and organizers.
Why do we ask for a profile photo? Because we like to know who you are to help keep that "lost Meetup look" down to a minimum when you first show up. ;)
And yes, tea drinkers are kindly welcome to join the group.