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Homegrown Herb & Tea | Portland, ME

4 Apr 2019

Date Visited: 29 March 2019

Homegrown Herb & Tea Website

Wednesday through Friday 12-6 pm

Saturday 10-4 pm

(214) 774-3484

- Tea Suggestions -

 

Peace: an aptly named and gently aromatic medley of kava kava, chamomile, gotu kola, roses, lavender, lemongrass, licorice root and vanilla bean. A wonderful blend for anxiety or to offset a stressful day.

 

The Wake Up Call: yerba mate, ginseng, cinnamon, cloves, anise, and peppermint are a perky alternative to coffee, with less than half the caffeine of your average Joe.

LOGISTICS

 

Need Reservation? No

 

Neighborhood Type: Urban/City

 

Parking: Scarce; space is located in downtown Portland. Parking meters in effect from Mon-Sat from 9 AM to 6 PM. Parking meters are free on Sundays and major holidays. Parking Meter rate as of 04/04/2019: 1.50 USD

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

 

  • Aromatic & Warm

  • Calming/Sufficient Lighting

  • Greeted/Welcomed Promptly

  • Happy/Hippy/Earthy Vibe

  • Hard to know where to start but obvious to know where to go for help/to order tea 

SIPPING EXPERIENCE

 

  • 49 Teas (27 tea blends, 22 non-blended teas)

  • Teas well described

  • Teas well categorized (ex: Tisanes, Calming Infusions, Mood Lifting Blends, etc.)

  • Attractive Presentation

  • Authentic/Fresh Taste - Clean/Potent - Appetizing

  • The server, Sarah, is also the owner who was polite, helpful, and knowledgeable

THE AMBIANCE

 

  • Eclectic/Natural Decoration

  • Well orchestrated "hippy vibe"

  • Aromatic

  • Charming

  • Comfortable

  • Warm/Cozy

  • Inducing the feelings of being relaxed, settled and "at home"

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

 

  • You can created your own blend and Sarah, the server and shop owner, will prepare it for you.

CLEANLINESS

 

  • The Sipping Area: clean surfaces, chairs, and floors

  • The Dispensary Area: clean/organized

  • The Bathroom: dark and small but clean

LAST IMPRESSIONS

 

Upon leaving Homegrown Herb & Tea I felt a sense of community and connection to Portland, a place that I could "come home" to if ever I were in the city again. I chatted a little with Sarah and she suggested a delicious Indian restaurant not too far from the tea shop before we said our good-byes. I would definitely suggest Homegrown Herb & Tea as a local tea spot in Portland, ME and I can see myself paying a visit every time I find myself in downtown Portland.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

 

  • Homegrown Herb & Tea is 13 years and counting in operation

  • Sarah is the shop owner and lone tea server

  • Sarah blends her own teas in shop

  • Sarah prepared 1,000 tea sacks on 29 March 2019

  • The unique and creative menus are 12 years old

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