The Clipper Merchant Tea House

Clipper Merchant Tea House logo

Business Name: The Clipper Merchant Tea House

Type of Business: Tea room, tea shop, tea importer and restaurant.

Year Founded: 2007

Location: 58 Main Street, Limerick, Maine  04048

Phone: (207) 793-3500 for reservations


What is Unique About Your Business?: We are unique in that we are actually a COLONIAL Tea House, not Victorian.  We have been featured in Yankee Magazine as the best tea house in New England, in Victorian Homes as being one of the top ten tea houses in America, and we will be featured in the Spring 2011 issue of Tea Time Magazine.  We also use our fresh duck eggs to make our lemon curd and homemade menu items.

What Are Your Best-Selling Teas?: Jane Austen Blend, Abigail Adams Blend, Lavender Rose Tea, Congo Bongo, and Jasmine with Flowers.  

Do You Carry Organic Teas?: We carry only organic teas.

Do You Carry Fair-Trade Teas?: Yes.

What Brands of Tea Do You Carry?: We do not use brands, but we offer over 80 loose teas including our lavender lemonade and bubble tea.

Where Are Your Teas Grown?: All over the world in 45 countries including Africa, India, Sri Lanka, and China.

Why Do Your Loyal Customers Keep Coming Back?: They love the ambiance, they enjoy the homemade menu items and they love the tea. We also treat them very special and the tea house makes one feel like they’ve entered a Jane Austen Novel.

What Are Some of Your Specialty Foods and Customer Favorites?: Wraps, homemade soups, chicken salad croissant, quiche, desserts, pate, chicken caesar salad, Asian salads, homemade scones with Devon cream and lemon curd.  We use our fresh duck eggs to make our menu items.

Where Can Your Teas be Purchased?: In our shop or email me ( and we will mail them to you.  Our loose teas are $2.99 per ounce plus shipping and handling.

What Are Some of the Awards and Accolades that The Clipper Merchant Tea House has received?:

  • Three Page Feature in Spring 2011 issue of Tea Time Magazine
  • Featured in Cape Cod Life Magazine for Heather’s outdoor tea parties
  • Yankee Magazine:  One of the “Best 5 Teahouses in New England”
  • Victorian Homes Magazine:  One of the “Top Ten Tea Rooms in America”
  • Featured in “Having Tea in New England” by Anderson
  • Numerous newspaper articles
  • Please see the reviews page of our website for these articles

Is There Anything Else You’d Like to Tell Us About Your Business or Teas?: We love hosting small weddings, red hat groups, book clubs, birthday parties and evening dinner parties.  Also, our tea house is registered on the National Registry of Historical Places in the USA.

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Clipper Merchant Tea House Teapot Display

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