Join us for a new deal every day!
December 13 – 24!
Tea, brewing vessels, gifts, and more!
Gift certificate sale will go through December 31, 2018.
Join us for an afternoon tea tasting at the Brick Store Museum in Kennebunk!
Sunday, January 27, 2019
December 14-16, Friday 5-9, Sat 10-9 and Sun 10-7
As usual, a percentage of sales will be given to a local charity.
Our tiny tabletop Tea + Crafts is happening again this year!
All items are made by tearoom staff, friends and family, who are artists and craftspeople themselves.
Jewelry, cards, artwork, prints, knitted and crocheted items, clothing, tea-potted plants, and many other unique and hand-crafted treats – a perfect way to enjoy a sip of tea and get in some holiday shopping!
On the Artwall through mid March
We visited him early each morning and the occasional afternoon for street chai and Kitchari, the Indian dish of mung dal, potatoes and many spices.
Through our tea journeys, we’ve found great beauty in the tea lands, cultures, and people of these countries: The Chai Wallah you share breakfast with, the tea pluckers who have just negotiated their work day with the estate manager, the family of 3 on the back of a motorbike aiming to get to work and going faster than our car going 60 MPH. Life is lived with fewer safety precautions and people take greater risks to sustain themselves. Their striving to do so often catches us by surprise. These photos are a collage of experiences, the faces and places that make traveling for tea such a unique and rewarding experience.
– Ellen Kanner and Ray Marcotte, Dobra Tea owners
On the artwall through mid July
I was born and raised on Long Island, New York, and I earned a BA in Fine Arts in 1994 from Hofstra University. Within a year of graduating, I moved to Maine, and have since made this beautiful state my home. Since selling my first piece in 1996, I’ve been consistently involved in showing my work in both group and solo settings. In July 2007, I decided to intensify my commitment to my art and have since painted every day. When traveling doesn’t allow me to be in front of my easel, I bring along a sketchbook.
My work has been described as joyful, fun, mystical, and colorful. I give myself up to the process and just let things flow; subject matter is whatever grabs me at the moment. There is plenty of darkness in the world already; I try to infuse my work with light, love, and positive energy.
This Thursday, November 8, 7PM
A popular favorite ensemble at Dobra!
Come listen, tap your toe and have some tea!
On the Artwall through September
I am inspired by the multitude of colors from the Caribbean – the beautiful turquoise seas, the green of the lush tropical forests, the warmth of the bright sun and the uplifting spirit of the colorful houses. In my acrylic and encaustic paintings I aim to capture these colors while illustrating various vignettes found on my travels to the islands. The elephant inspired encaustic works are drawn from the love of color. I hope as you view my work you feel the tranquility of the Caribbean, the warmth of the sun and the cheerfulness of the bright colors.
Situated in the lap of lofty Himalaya, Mission Hill Tea Estate is spread over a sprawling 951 acres of land. Mission Hill is surrounded by forest, agile mountain streams and snow-capped mountain peaks. The estate has been producing very high quality teas, rich with the flavors of traditional Darjeeling. The history of the estate dates back to the days of the British Raj in early 1900s. The Survey & Settlement Reports of C. A. Bell, ICS 1901-1903 & H.C.V. Philpot 1919-1921, indicate that the estate was formally granted between 1903 and 1919. “Mission Hill” probably got its name from the early Scottish Missionaries who had a mission in the area.
The name “Tindharia” means the “place of three mountain ridges” and the estate is located at the confluence of the three mountain streams in the South Kurseong dstrict of Darjeeling. It is a small, boutique bio-organic tea estate which pays detailed attention to all of its tea production. The estate starts at an elevation of 400 meters, and extends up to 1,000 meters. Thirty-five percent of the plantation is under China bushes, 10% is AV-2 clonal bushes, 25% hybrids, and 30% Assam bushes. Tindharia is certified organic by Control Union for USDA, EU, and JAS. It is also certified FLO Fairtrade. The estate considers its workers to be its prime asset and maintains harmony and excellent relations with the workers and the community while developing the infrastructure.
Kailyn Cimino presents a mixed media exploration of the inherent underlying geometric patterns found throughout the universe. On the artwall through mid April.
Join us for a free tea tasting on First Fridays 5-7PM!
We’ll have select teas available and will share our knowledge about origin, processing, and history.
A video from our Nok Cha supplier and producer, Cho Yun Seok, of Jukro Tea Company. Great care is taken to create this fine tea, which is has several organic certifications including USDA Certified Organic.
Saturday, April 6, 7 – 7:40PM
Hiroko Fogarty will play the Shimasen, a traditional Japanese stringed instrument. Hiroko performed the Japanese Tea ceremony at the tearoom which many folks will remember was quite a treat.
Join us for this unique cultural performance.