Nov 28 2009

It’s Almost Here! Tea by the Sea in just 7 more days.


Be sure to join us in our second year of offering this unique, festive, and painless holiday shopping experience away from the crowds and madness. Nellie’s is joined this year by Rodney Laughton, Innkeeper at The Breakers Inn on Higgins Beach. Again you can browse an assortment of fine teas, gifts, and decor from Nellie’s and also take home some delectable baked goods from The Breakers, as well as selected antique gift items. Before you leave opt to sit and be served tea and scones with accompaniments, and perhaps one of Rodney’s lobster rolls, as you look out over the Atlantic from the dining room of The Breakers.

When: Friday December 4th, 12 to 6 pm

                Saturday December 5th, 10 am to 4 pm

Where: The Breakers Inn

                   2 Bay View Avenue

                  Higgins Beach; Scarborough, Maine

FMI: call 871-8041

For Directions visit: 

We’ll look forward to welcoming you!


Nov 12 2009

Black Teas Class Sunday November 22nd!


Join us for a class packed full of information about that ever-so-common of beverages, Black Tea. You will be amazed at the variety of tastes and aromas in this category of tea which most of us became acquainted with through the supermarket tea bag brands like Lipton, Red Rose, Tetley, and Salada. We will taste teas from the most common exporters of Black Tea: China, India, and Sri Lanka, and compare the tastes while we learn about the cultivation and production of them. After class you will enjoy pots of your choice with simple tea treats. You are also welcome to shop for any of your tea needs before adjourning.

When: Sunday November 22 nd

                 1:00 to 3:00 PM

Where: Nellie’s Tea and Gifts

                  5 Industry Rd. Suite 2 C

                  South Portland, Maine 04106

Cost: $5.00 per person.  ( Registration fee will be waived with purchase of $10.00 or more on day of the class.)

Call ( 761-8041 ) or e-mail ( )to reserve your spot, as space is limited. If leaving a message, please leave your name and a phone number to contact you. I look forward to seeing you in class! Marianne