Hosting various events all year round

Get your Woolly Mammoth on when we host various events such as tea tastings at 136 E. Broadway, downstairs in the historic Masonic Hall, and at our various vendors.

Current Events

Elephant herd
Elephant herd, Photo Credit: Anshuma Basumatary, Bodo Tribal Youth

The Story of Elephant Friendly Tea: A Photo Exhibition and Tea Tasting:  Friday, June 2, 2017, 5-8 pm at Lake Missoula Tea Company, 136 E. Broadway, Downtown Missoula (next door to the Public House)

Join the University of Montana Broader Impacts Group and Lake Missoula Tea Company to enjoy free Elephant Friendly Tea samples, ethnic snacks from tea lands, and view a photography exhibit featuring globally endangered Asian elephants who frequent the tea plantations of North East India. In this exhibit, rural villagers from tea growing communities in India were provided with cameras to share their visual stories of the daily struggles and beauty of life in one of the world’s last remaining strongholds of endangered wild Asian elephants. The photos will be on display through the month of June at Lake Missoula Tea Company.

The Elephant Friendly Tea project is sponsored by the University of Montana Broader Impacts Group in partnership with the Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network. The project aims to promote wildlife conservation through business enterprise, including a tea certification program for tea growers who want to support elephant conservation and expand their sales to consumers interested in supporting elephant conservation. This project engages tea-growing communities in reducing human-elephant conflict and changing tea production practices to make them safer for elephants. Elephants encounter a number of hazards associated with conventional tea production, from poisonings to electrocutions to irrigation ditch injuries.

Lake Missoula Tea Company is the first business globally to sell Elephant FriendlyTM Tea. Beyond supporting safer tea growing practices, tea sales support conservation on the ground in the communities where the tea is grown.
Contact: Lisa Mills, University of Montana Broader Impacts Group
(406)243-5272 or (406)370-4052, [email protected]

Steer away from the beaten path and join us for some late night tea at Lake Missoula Tea Company.
Enjoy an acoustic roots performance played by Emily Emmons while enjoying the artwork of Martha Elizabeth. She is a Missoula writer and artist best known for marbling–paint floated on thickened water and printed on paper or cloth. The marbled faces in this show live in a fluid universe, swirling within themselves.
Tea sampling, refreshments, and good conversation provided.

Double whammy – First Friday @ the tea shop!

Xua @Lakemissoulatea
Xua @Lakemissoulatea

Artist:

Jo’xua Lee Hellioz Photezoemoe De La Ponzone….or just “Xua” for short. His work is all the things he wants to steal from the world and reflect it back out there. A free spirit, his passions involve traveling and painting along with friends and family.

Musician:

Tanner Bray will be playing a range of Old Time Appalachian tunes, ragtime, to Vaudeville Jazz. A multi instrumentalist, he uses a variety of ukuleles and banjos. His musical inspiration comes from the sounds of Roy Smeck Cliff Edwards and Doc Watson and is also in a band called Huckleberry Mash. 

1st Friday February 2017!

There’s a lot happening at Lake Missoula Tea Company Friday, Feb 3, 5-9 pm!  We’ll have music and a featured painter:

Jessica Moffatt is a local artist transplanted from California coast. Originating from negativity, her paintings are the result of emotional journeys that blossom into intense, vibrant and psychedelic artwork.

 

 

Bogtrotter (Reese Morrison) is a singer/songwriter and plays the mandolin Americana folk style. Originally from Colorado Springs, he came to Missoula to study wildlife and has lived here for the past decade.

Why Everyone should drink Purple Tea

picking purple
picking purple

Find out Thurs Oct 27, 7-9 when Heather and Jake Kreilick share what they learned about purple tea on their recent trip to Kenya.  The presentation will be two doors down from the Lake Missoula Tea Company at the Public House, purple tea will be available to sample and purchase.

First Friday in November

Larry Evans - Entomoglyphs
Larry Evans – Entomoglyphs

First Friday Nov 4, 5-9pm:  Larry Evans is a mushroom hunter and teacher who has been inspired by nature all his life. On a wood-cutting weekend with the Buffalo Field Campaign, he was fascinated by the complex patterns of tunnels left by the Dendroctinus beetles in the logs he was sawing. Starting with two logs from this pile, he painted around the beetle galleries, weaving colors and forms among the patterns of their tiny highways. These prints are called, “Entomoglyphs” which roughly means “insect writing” and represent a fusion of natural, insect, and human art.

Afternoon Tea, Fall Spice

afternoon tea
afternoon tea

Sun Nov 20, 4-5:30:  Feeling English? Reserve seats now – Afternoon Tea, Fall Spice – Nov. 20, 4-5:30.  This is a great opportunity to slow down, make new friends, eat great food, and drink fantastic tea, tickets $20.

scones, jam, tea
scones, jam, tea

Friday Night Scones & Tea, 5-9pm starts 7/1/16! We extended our hours to 6pm M-Sat and are open til 9 on Friday nights. Stop by after dinner or before going out, we’ll be glad to see you.

birdsky
birdsky

First Friday Aug 5, 5-9pm: Travis Martucci – nature photographer. After studying photography at Bloomsburg University, Travis moved to the Adirondacks where his passion grew as tall as the mountains. He moved to Montana to continue his journey as a photographer. Check it out, drink tea, meet friends.

shannon rinker, hidden around the corner

First Friday, June 3, Shannon Rincker – watercolor before and after a severe head injury. Come view Shannon’s work, sip tea, mingle, 5-8pm.