Chai Time! What Makes a Chai?

Date: October 20, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm  to  6:30 pm

Tea Tasting: Chai Time! What Makes a Chai?

Chai spice
Chai spice

Do you know the origin of chai or why those spices are added? Learn the answers and more about this delicious South Asian drink, Thursday, October 20 5:30-6:30pm.

These tasting events are a fun way to learn about tea and try new varieties. Look for them every third Thursday of every other month, from 5:30-6:30pm. Free and open to the public.

First Friday: Danish Potter, Annette Printz

Date: February 7, 2020
Time: 5:00 pm  to  8:00 pm

First Friday

Talented Danish potter Annette Printz shows her wonderful wares at Lake Missoula Tea Company for February First Friday. Enjoy free tea samples while viewing her work February 7th, 2020 from 5-8pm.

Annette Printz


A trained potter since 1978, Printz has taught in institutions and schools and participated in many shows over her broad career, including multiple large-scale ceramic installations. She currently lives as part of an art collective in the Danish countryside, her ancestral home, and specializes in utilitarian pottery highlighted with fun, playful accents! She is one of our current Potters-in-Residence at LMTCo.

First Friday

Check out her Art Talk February 11th, from 6:15-7pm.


Monthly Tea Talk & Tasting: The Perfect Steep

Date: January 30, 2020
Time: 6:15 pm  to  7:00 pm

the perfect steep

Did you know that green teas have a smoother, balanced flavor when steeped at lower temperatures and times? Did you know that steeping 30 seconds longer can dramatically change the flavor of your tea? Some botanical blends diffuse very little flavor until steeped for 5-10 minutes. Find out more about the perfect steep at this interactive tasting!

Free & open to the public at the tea bar at 136 E. Broadway from 6:15-7 pm Jan. 30th. Come early to get a chair!


Art Talk & Tea Tasting with Andrew Rivera

Date: January 13, 2020
Time: 6:15 pm

Join us for a conversation with talented potter, Andrew Rivera, Monday, January 13th from 6:15-7pm. We will chat about his background, inspirations, and process as an artist. We will also pair two interesting teas with his work and hear about the qualities and processes behind them.

This is part of the Art Talk series, which consists of open and public interviews with local ceramicists making teaware. Free at our tea bar in Missoula, MT- 136 E. Broadway.

Andrew Rivera

Andrew has a BFA from the University of Minnesota, Duluth. He aims to capture values from his Mexican heritage in his wares, including everyday rituals, connections, and relationships. He sees the interactions between user and vessel as an opportunity to reflect on interpersonal connections.

Andrew Rivera:

​        From 2017-18, Andrew participated in the Minnesota New Institute for Ceramic Education (MN NICE) program at Northern Clay Center. He was a Sales Gallery, Education, and Exhibition Associate.