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12 Days of Festivi-Tea!

Join us for a new deal every day! Find them on Instagram or Facebook! December 13 – 24! Tea, brewing vessels, gifts, and more! Gift certificate sale will go through December 31, 2018.    

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On the Artwall: Hana Firestone – Illustrations

On the Artwall through early January Hana Firestone is a freelance illustrator and designer. She has a bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration from Maine College of Art in Portland. She is greatly inspired by nostalgic memories of childhood books and enjoys collecting greenery from the beautiful outdoors of Maine. Her work also explores pattern making and often consists of pastel colors with quirky line work. When Hana is not drawing she is browsing art galleries around the city and […]

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Press Articles

Check out the recent articles about our tearoom, from both local and national publications.

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Tea Trip 2017 – India and Nepal

Mar – Apr 2017 Our recent trip for tea took us to India and Nepal, from the far eastern region of Assam tea territory near the border of Myanmar to the Taj Mahal, to the foothills of the Himalayas and the gardens of Darjeeling. Read more in our travel journals from India and Nepal.

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Tea + Craft Fair

  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 […]

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October 2016 – Azores, Portugal

We’d heard about tea being grown in the Azores, 800 miles off the western coast of Portugal. In October 2016, we headed in that direction to find two tea plantations, Chá Gorreana and Porto Formosa, creating black teas in the Chinese tradition. We brought teas back for customers to try and hope to offer these regularly in the tearoom sometime soon. Where can you can sit in a tea field and look at the Atlantic? Winner gets free tea! Post […]

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On the Artwall: Molly Tucker – Re-Crystalization of Bygone Landscapes

Born in New York, Molly Tucker is an ecological artist and amateur geologist currently residing in Portland, Maine. She is set to receive her BFA in photography from Maine College of Art in 2019. Growing up at the “foothills” of the Adirondack Park has influenced a large portion of Tucker’s life. In particular, the bare bedrock of “The Brothers” on Big Slide mountain is where Tucker’s admiration for physical geology is rooted. “The Brothers” provided her ground to photograph, speculate […]

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On the Artwall: Steven Brooks’ Fish: Reclaimed, Salvaged and Found

On the artwall through September Bio I grew up in Casco, Maine and received my BFA from Maine College of Art after transferring from Ringling College of Art in Sarasota FL.  Making fish has been enjoyable as they are accessible and have endless possibilities.  Fish are such a diverse and ever-changing species. There is a seemingly endless variety of shapes, colors and sizes in the world under the waves and fish are a digestible entry point for me. In between […]

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On the Artwall: Faces and Finds in the Tea Lands

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 […]

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On the Art Wall: Fish Tales – Adventures in Maine Fish Art by Steven Brooks

I’ve always enjoyed using found materials in my art -it allows me a freeness. My fish are made from salvaged materials in, on and by the road all over Maine.  My father was the one who taught me that you can turn debris into design. When I was younger, I remember stopping to pick up bungie cords, wood and other discarded items. I carry his eye with me when I make fish.  I’ve use guitars, cooler lids, 80’s toys, driftwood […]

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On the Artwall: Unbound Color by Maria Castellano-Usery

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 […]

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On the Farm – Jeff Seaberg

Appalachian Alpaca Farm Art On the Artwall through mid March 2017 Prints also available Jeff Seaberg studied Fine Art at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA, receiving a bachelor’s degree in 1993. He attended their summer program in Viterbo, Italy exploring and studying painting. In 1999, Jeff became a volunteer with a non-profit group called WorldTeach, teaching English in a small town called Pueblo Nuevo de Abangares in Costa Rica. He used art and song to help educate the […]

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