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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 […]
Our 5th Semi-Occasional Tea + Craft Fair 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! Stay tuned on Instagram and Facebook for participating crafters! 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 […]
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 […]
On the artwall through mid July Maria Castellano-Usery Brunswick, ME www.brushstrokesbymaria.com Bio: 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 […]
Caribbean Inspiration – For the love of color! by Nancy Kanner 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 […]
2017 Darjeeling First Flush (spring pluck) from these two estates: Mission Hill Tea Estate – SFTGFOP1 SPL (Super Fine Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe, grade 1, SPL = Special) 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 […]
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. Learn how terroir, processing, and other factors effect the flavor of whole leaf teas. Ask questions. Discover what makes one class of tea different from another. And come check out our current artists!
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.