Sep 24 2011

WE’RE IN AND WE’RE OPEN!

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I’m pleased to announce that we are all moved into our new space and we are open our regular business hours. It will take us a while to get settled and work out the functionality kinks, but we love our new space and know you will too. Be sure to stop by soon and check us out.

During our move we discovered we have too much stuff, so we have a sale table with everything on the table at 50% off; we keep adding more items to it all the time, so be sure to check it out.

Stay tuned for updates and news coming soon.

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Sep 3 2011

TODAY IS LAST DAY OF MOVING SALE! OPEN UNTIL 3:00 PM

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Our moving sale ends today, Saturday September 3rd at 3:00 PM. We will then be closed all of next week, through September 13th while we get moved into our new, more spacious and accessible space on the first floor here at 5 Industry Rd. Hopefully we will pass all of our city inspections and be ready to reopen on Wednesday  September 14th at 1:00 PM. Please call us or check this page before coming, just to make sure there are no glitches. We’ll be very excited to welcome you in our new home. If you need anything before then, you’re welcome to call or e-mail with your questions or requests. Looking forward to seeing you soon.

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Jun 21 2011

World Tea Expo Starts in Two Days!

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Just an update that I leave tomorrow for Las Vegas and the World Tea Expo. During my absence, the shop will be well tended. There is one change this week; NELLIE’S WILL BE CLOSED ON SATURDAY JUNE 25TH ONLY! OTHERWISE, BUSINESS HOURS AS USUAL!

Can’t wait to share what’s new and exciting in the tea world when I return!

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Jan 15 2011

NEW WINTER HOURS, and New Class

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Please note our newest Winter Hours below:

Wednesdays: 1-5 pm

Thursdays: 10 am-5 pm

Fridays: 10 am-5 pm

Saturdays: 10 am-3 pm

As always, other times by appointment.

Be sure to join me for my newest class at OOB/Saco Community Education,

COOKING WITH TEA

Wednesday February 9th

6-8 pm

Old Orchard Beach High School

For details or to register visit www.oobsaco.maineadulted.org

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Dec 10 2010

EXTENDED HOLIDAY SHOPPING HOURS

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We still have lots of great gift ideas and are well stocked here at the shop. We also have gift certificates. I know this is a busy time, and to offer more convenient shopping options, we will extend our hours as posted below:

Saturday December 11th : 9 am to 2 pm

Wednesday December 15th: 10 am to 5 pm

Thursday December 16th: 10 am to 6 pm

Friday December 17th: 10 am to 5 pm

Saturday December 18th: 9 am to 3 pm

Tuesday December 21st: 1 – 6 pm

Wednesday December 22nd: 10 am to 5 pm

 Thursday December 23rd: 10 am to 6 pm

Friday December 24th: 9 am to 2 pm

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Feb 25 2010

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with Us!

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This Friday and Saturday Nellie’s invites you to join in marking the biggest festival in Chinese culture. The Lunar New Year celebration this year began on February 14th and will continue through February 28th.

Extended hours on Saturday Feb. 27th: 9 am to 3 pm

 Sample classic teas from China with holiday treats

Receive 10% discount on the purchase of tea with China origin.

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Jan 29 2010

FRIDAY JANUARY 29TH ONLY; Closing early!

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On Friday January 29th, Nellie’s will close at 3:00 PM. I apologize for any inconvenience this causes, but I hope you will come on down and enjoy the Biddeford Artwalk at The North Dam Mill. I will be there helping EYESUN Holistic Massage owner Shay Ayres, introduce her first signature tea, Calming Blend. Stop in for a taste and a demonstration on making a great pot of tea, as well as to view Shay’s Art of Tea creations. The mill will be bustling with tons of artists and atisans’ creations to see, great food to sample, and lively music.

Where: North Dam Mill

                  2 Main Street

                   Biddeford, Maine

When: Friday January 29, 2010

                 5 to 8:00 PM

No Admission Charge; lots of things to see and people to meet!

Hope to see you there.

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Dec 28 2009

New Year Week Business Hours:

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I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with loved ones, good food, and a gift which has meaning for you. In this week leading up to the beginning of the new year, the business hours at the shop will be adjusted a little to accomodate the New Year holiday. Please note our hours below:

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday: Closed

Thursday December 31st: 10 am to 4 pm

HAPPY NEW YEAR! CLOSED ON JANUARY 1st

Saturday January 2nd: 9 am to 1 pm

Be sure to stop in and take advantage of our 20% discounted pricing on all Christmas items and all books. Discount only available until 1 pm on Saturday January 2nd. Hope to see you!

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Dec 20 2009

HOLIDAY HOURS OF BUSINESS

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The big day is now just days away, and we have some special shopping hours to accomodate your schedules. Stop in and choose those last minute gifts for your tea lover, or for your guests on Christmas Day. Hours this week:

Monday December 21st: Closed

Tuesday December 22nd: 1 to 6 pm

Wednesday December 23rd: 10 am to 5 pm

Thursday December 24th: 10 am to 1 pm

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Saturday December 26th: 9 am to 1 pm

 

Looking forward to seeing you this week!

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Oct 3 2009

NEW FALL HOURS! and… Add Spice to Your Life, with Tea!

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Now that schedules have settled down a bit, here are our new fall hours, effective immediately:

Thursdays:      1 to 6 PM

Fridays:           10 AM to 5 PM

Saturdays:        9 AM to 1 PM

Other times by apointment. It’s a good idea to call ahead in case there has been a change due to a special event.

About the spice…yesterday I had this gorgeous juicy tomato and some wonderful mozzarella cheese on hand, so decided to have them for lunch. I had some basil, which was great, and I had some lovely Maine sea salt. So, the makings for a beautiful salad for my lunch were at my fingertips. But, I LOVE pepper, and I didn’t have any at the shop. I then realized that my new chai blend has a nice peppery tone to it and decided to try it on my salad. I sprinkled some of the dry tea blend over the tomatoes and cheese, cut into them with a little piece of basil, and…heavenly! The combination of tea with spices…cinnamon, nutmeg, coriander, ginger, cardamom, and pepper was so enriching to this salad, setting the tastebuds into nirvana. I highly recommend experimenting with using tea and tea blends as seasonings. If you think a dry tea might taste good as an ingredient in a dish you’re making, it probably will. Use them as you would any spice or seasoning.  Bon Appetit!

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