Classes and events

Classes and Special Events at Nellie's Tea and Gifts

Holiday Tea by the Sea

Please join us for a yearly respite and some holiday shopping in this lovely setting with a breathtaking view of the Atlantic each December. A variety of fine teas and gift items will be available for purchase.

What: Full 4 course tea service by reservation only. Cost: $29.00 per person plus 8% sales tax and gratuity.

When: Saturday December 13, 2014, between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm, by reservation only. Call (207) 761-8041 or e-mail for details.

the breakers inn

The Breakers Inn
2 Bay View Avenue
Higgins Beach
Scarborough, Maine 04074

Call or e-mail Marianne at Nellie's Tea: (207) 761.8041 or marianne@nelliestea.com. Leave name, day and time you wish to attend and the number of people in your party.

Please note, your reservation is not complete until you have received a confirmation e-mail or phone call from us.

We look forward to seeing you!

How to Host A Tea Party

Tea Party

Hosting a tea party can be a casual event, or can be very formal. The most important aspect of having tea is that it should be a relaxing and pleasant social interlude with wonderful tea, well prepared, accompanied by tasty treats, whether they be toast and jam or an elaborate spread of fancy savories and sweets. We will explore some ideas for tea party themes, foods and tea accompaniments, along with table settings, serving pieces, and seating of guests.
Dates and cost: TBA. Contact if interested.

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Victoria Mansion Doll Tea

tea at victorial mansion!

We are pleased each Spring to help the Victoria Mansion in Portland serve their Victorian Doll Tea to area youngsters along with their "lovey" and their adults. Each year this event becomes more spectacular and popular. Visit the Victoria Mansion for details.

Tea 101
An introduction to the history of tea, the basic types of tea, and their growing and processing. We will learn how professionals perform tea tasting, and will taste the basic types ourselves. Afterward, we will enjoy pots of tea of your choice along with simple treats to accompany them. Please call or e-mail to reserve your space.

You can also arrange a Tea 101 class for your own group of three or more participants at an agreed upon time.

Cost: $20.00 per person

Green Teas
Taste a variety of green teas to compare brands of the same tea, or varieties of green tea from different countries. At least three different teas will be tasted.
Dates and cost: TBA. Contact if interested.

Green Tea

Oolong Teas
Taste a variety of oolong teas to begin to understand the subtle differences in taste depending on amount of oxidation and other handling of the leaf.

Nellie's Tea Phone: (207) 761-8041 marianne@nelliestea.com