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Beyond the Six Classes: Unique and Different, Teas not often Tasted

Saturday November 6, 2021, 10AM – 12PM – Virtual Tea Tasting Workshop What about those teas we never get to taste? Greener oolongs, dark earthy pu-ers and wild tea buds, to name a few. Perhaps the green stems of Kukicha or the roasted version of Hojicha? We’ll explore and brew 5 teas and there will be one extra for you to try on your own.  Tasting will be 1 1/2 hrs with room for questions at the end. If you’ve […]

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Tea, Food and Culture Tour in the Azores

We’ve been asked many times, “When will you be offering a tea trip for customers?” Well, the time has come! We are offering a tour to the Azores of Portugal to include tea, food, wine, some walking, potentially some hiking, some geothermal hot springs and of course, culture! Co-hosted by Ellen of Dobra Tea with Nancy Dorrans of Adventure Marketplace! UPDATED FOR 2022: Six nights total, 2 islands — 4 nights in São Miguel and 1 night in Terceira. Includes […]

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Tea Discovery Workshop: Sri Lanka

Join us and tea producer Buddika Dissanyaka of Forest Hill Tea for a virtual Tea Discovery Workshop!

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Tea Journey: Sri Lanka 2020

View the photo gallery of our trip. Follow us on our travel blog and through Instagram Feb 28 – Mar 15! We’ll be traveling for tea to visit our suppliers of Earl Grey, Ceylon Tiger River, and Ceylon Adams Peak. Ceylon is the name given to Sri Lanka by the Portuguese Empire when it arrived in 1505, was transliterated into English as Ceylon. In 1972, its formal name was changed to “Free, Sovereign and Independent Republic of Sri Lanka” and in 1978, it was […]

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Sat, Jan 25: Tea & Tunes Middle Eastern Music Night

Saturday, January 25, 2020, 7:30-9PM Ensemble Rakibian will light up the tearoom once again with their Middle Eastern Music! They know how to warm up an cold winter evening! Join us for tea, treats and tunes!  

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On the Artwall: Brianna Beebe, Illustrations

Brianna Beebe obtained her BFA in Digital Media from Maine College of Art in 2017. She works in a wide array of mediums, primarily focusing on character sculpture. Her current, personal, focus is on creating illustrative depictions of anthropomorphic creatures. You can find more of her work here.

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On the Artwall: 9 Thousand Things: Tea Photos

On the Artwall through September 2019 Photography by Alexander Zimmerman About 4 years ago I began taking photos of my ongoing journey into tea drinking. The cell phone shots, uploaded to social media sites, were external, public expressions of the excitement welling up inside me as I fell into something so simple and beautiful, something that had hidden in plain site before me for decades. My exposure to tea growing up had only been to my grandparent’s dusty tea-bags, and […]

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On the Artwall: Ebyn Moss returns – Winter’s Reprieve

On the Artwall through end of June Eye catching and colorful patterns depicting flower-like images by artist Ebyn Moss. For more information and images check out The Canvas Journal on Facebook. Prints also available for purchase.

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First Friday, June 7: World Flutes with Kevin Reams

First Friday Artwalk – Friday, June 7 7PM Kevin Reams is a multi talented and award winning musician from Maine who performs his own style of meditative, ambient and relaxing music on finger style guitar, frame drum and various types of world flutes, including the Native American style flute, Irish whistles, shakuhachi, and recorder. Kevin’s music draws from and is inspired by traditional world music of various cultures and countries around the globe, from the tribal beats of Native American […]

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Video: Our Korean Teas

Our Tea Journey to South Korea, 2014. Learn about who makes our Korean black and green teas from Jukro Tea. Learn more about our tea journeys.

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2018 Taiwan Tea Journey

May 11-24, 2018 We traveled for tea, this time to Taiwan to connect with the farmers and producers of our most favorite oolong teas! Embarking on another tea journey, the owners of Dobrá Tea, a teahouse located at 89 Exchange St., Portland, will head to Taiwan for oolong plucking, production and sourcing of these cherished teas. For most of May owners Ellen Kanner and Ray Marcotte traveled with 10-12 other “Devoteas” from the US and Eastern Europe to connect with […]

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Always Environmentally Conscious

We aim to be as environmentally conscious in our day-to-day business dealings as possible. Several ways we do this: We shop two times per week for groceries from local purveyors. This affords little to no waste and we can adjust as necessary depending on the season and needs of the tearoom. We compost everything we can. Ellen has been a lifetime recycler, so she knows the value of Reduce-Reuse-Recycle -and compost!  Garbage to Garden is our partner in this effort. And we […]

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