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

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.

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
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.

Past Events


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
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.

shannon rincker
Shannon Rincker Watercolor

First Friday, May 6, Shannon Rincker – watercolor before and after a severe head injury. Come view Shannon’s work, sip tea, mingle, 5-8pm.

Montana Wilderness Association Calendar photos on display at LMTC through March and April.

Earth Day, Friday April 22 – Hand Rolled Purple tea tasting, all day at LMTC!

The Revenant
The Revenant

Thurs Feb 25: The Trail 1033 Book Club, partnering with Missoula Public Library and us, are having a Tea and Read here at the tea bar – starting at 5 – the book is the The Revenant. I hear there are door prizes!!

Fri Feb 5, 5-8pm, First Friday  “From My Mind’s Eye: Paintings by Missoula artist John Zelazny”: John will be on hand to talk about his works, which will be displayed through February 2016. John’s watercolor and acrylic paintings include many of his 2015 works, along with new 2016 paintings.

valentine rose1
Valentine Rose Tea

Sun Feb 14, 3 – 4:30pm, Valentine themed afternoon tea: Valentine Tea with sandwiches, scones, cookies and tea at Lake Missoula Tea Company, $20 per ticket. Stop in and buy yours now!

Questions? contact 406 493 2930.

Flies and Bumblebees, 2015
Flies and Bumblebees, 2015

Fri Dec. 4, 5-8pm, First Friday with John Zelazney: John’s unique and sometimes unusual watercolor and acrylic paintings covera range of subjects: nature scenes, landscapes and visions from the artist’s imagination. John will be on hand at this event. The public is invited to sample some special hot teas on this chilly night and to enjoy John’s paintings while taking in other First Friday showings in downtown Missoula.

John’s works will be displayed through January 2016. Questions? Contact John – [email protected] / (406) 544-7430.

Fall Tea
Fall Tea

Nov 21, Sat @ Lake Missoula Tea Company – Autumn themed Afternoon Tea….by Jo, 3:30-4:30, $20 per ticket, questions? 406-493-2930

November Missoula tea shop first friday promoFirst Friday, Nov 6th: Bryan had so much fun Oct First Friday, he’s doing it again!

Jingmai tea tree
Jingmai tea tree

Oct 15, Thurs @ Caffe Afogato, 19 W. Main, Spokane, WA, 7 pm, Tea Travels to Taiwan and China – The Garden of Tea, Curious about tea? Wonder what oolong or puerh teas are? Learn about Lake Missoula Tea Company’s recent tea travels to Central Taiwan and Yunnan, China. Questions? 509-868-0011.

Sept 19, Sat 3-4:30 @ Caffe DolceThe Garden of Tea – tasting oolong and puerh from Taiwan & China, we’ll sample Eastern Beauty oolong, Jasmine Puerh and our new Nutter Butter oolong. You’ll also get a chance to brew some tea yourself, register with Caffe Dolce, 406.830.3055 ext. 3

Curious about where tea was discovered? We recently traveled to tea farms in China and Taiwan. On First Friday, August 7th @ 6 pm come see pictures, hear stories and taste teas from these farms including the ancient tea trees on Jingmai Mountain in the Xishuangbanna region of southern Yunnan.
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mother's day afternoon tea
Mother’s Day afternoon tea

A Traditional Afternoon Tea- Mother’s Day, Sun May 10: Afternoon Tea – with Lake Missoula Tea and Tea Service…by Jo, from 2 – 3:15, $20, seating is limited, more details

Tea Tasting, New Chinese Teas, Thurs Apr 30:  We have several new teas to share with you.  We will compare 2 blacks, 2 oolongs, and 2 puerh teas, free and open to the tea seeking public, 5:30 –  7 pm

Saturday, Feb 14:  Valentine’s Day Afternoon Tea – with Lake Missoula Tea and Tea Service…by Jo, from 4-5:30, $20, seating is limited, more details

Friday, Feb 6:  canyonFirst Friday, Southwest too hot. Alaska too cold. Montana just right.  

Artist: Susanna Andersen explores the scenery and cultures of Western North America, 5 – 8. Music by Maren Christensen.

Sunday, Jan. 11: Afternoon Tea – with Lake Missoula Tea and Tea Service…by Jo, from 2-3:30, $20, seating is limited, more details

lukas phelanFriday Dec 5Lukas Phelan for First Friday, 5 – 8 p.m.  “What The World Was Saying Was The World”
The show consists of acrylic paintings and collages that experiment with the western tradition of landscape painting. The artist is interested in the ways our experiences with the natural world are often fragmented and he tries to reveal some mysteries that arise from those disconnected experiences.

Thursday Nov. 13: Curious about what tea and wine have in common? consider attending –  THIS EVENT WILL BE RESCHEDULED

flavor snipTea & Wine – Aroma and Flavor Pairing a beverage Collaboration w/ Lake Missoula Tea Co. and Corkscrew Wine Shop examining the concept of “Terroir” and how it affects the smell and taste of tea leaves and grapes. We’ll explore three different teas and wines, at Lake Missoula Tea Company, 136 E. Broadway, %:30 – 6:30, $15 per person, 20 person limit, call or email, 406-529-9477, 406-317-1127, or [email protected]

Friday Sept. 5: Barnibbe Photography for First Friday, come in and check out Brooke’s fabulous photography (available for purchase), 5 – 8 p.m.

Watch for us at the People’s Market on Saturdays, 9 am – 1 pm this spring and summer!

Friday May 30th: Orange Street Food Farm tasting, 4-6 p.m., sample some chilled tea and say hi to Jake!

Saturday, May 3: Grand Opening, 3-5 pm at our new, downstairs location, 136 E. Broadway, formerly the Bell Tobacco Shop

Friday April 18: Tea tasting at Pattee Creek Market, Java Oolong, Red Hot Hibiscus, Green Tango

Friday, March 7: First Friday, A taste of Indonesia, we’ll share our Indonesian adventure and sample teas from western Java!

Wednesday, Feb. 19: Tea Talk, Missoula Downtown Association, 8-9 a.m., open to the public, mingle with downtown Missoula business owners

Saturday Nov. 23: Missoula Time Bank Holiday Tea Fest, 3pm. fundraiser for the Time Bank, $10

Saturday Nov. 9: Healthy Downtown Day, 3pm Tea 101: Brewing Basics with the Color of Tea

Saturday Oct. 19: Big Creek Coffee in Hamilton, 10-1

Friday Oct. 4: Our 1 year anniversary on First Friday!

Saturday Sept. 21: Local Food Fair at Good Food Store, and we’ll be there with samples of tea, 10:30-1p.m.

Saturday Sept. 14: Stop in at the Missoula Food Co-op for some tasty tea, 2-5p.m.

Thursday July 18: Check out what the rave about Rooibos is all about from 5-7 p.m., free and open to the public.

RooibosesFriday May 10:  We are setting up a table at the Good Food Store and will serve hot and chilled tea, hope to see you there!

Friday April 26: Jake had such a good turnout at Orange Street Food Farm the first time, that he is headed back again, 4:15 – until the tea runs out

Saturday April 13: Buttercup Market and Cafe, 10 – 12, Jake will set up with a table for your sampling pleasure, FREE, hope to see there!

Saturday, April 20th: Rainbow’s End in Hamilton, MT, approximately 3 – 5p.m., FREE, serving samples of Earl Grey Red Flower, Ponderosa and Red Hot Hibiscus

Sunday, April 21: Wisdom, MT Community Center in coordination with the Hook and Horn Trading Post, 12:30 – 2:30, nominal fee, All About Tea, types of tea, brewing, storage

First Friday, April 5th:  Help us celebrate our 6 month anniversary with local Slikati Photography and their History of Dust exhibition, open to the public, 5 – 8 p.m., at Lake Missoula Tea Company, FREE

Slikati Photography, in collaboration with the Bare Bait Dance Company, ruffles the skirts of Missoula’s mistress, the Missoula Mercantile Building. This gravity-flouting series imagines the dreams of its former resident mannequins, with dancers as wanton motes caught in electric sunbeams. Tea-serious Lake Missoula will generously provide refreshment. Head to the second floor in the Masonic Lodge.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013: Kenyan tea promoter Joy W’Njuguna from the Royal Tea of Kenya will speak at the University of Montana’s Urey Underground Lecture Hall on Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. MORE INFORMATION

Wednesday, February 27, 2013: Kenyan tea promoter Joy W’Njuguna from the Royal Tea of Kenya will brew the tea and share her story at our Kenyan Tea Tasting at Lake Missoula Tea Company, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Sat Jan 26th, 2013: Winter White Tea Tasting, 2 – 4:00 p.m., FREE