Unpretentious food, elegantly served

A Special Message to our
Clipper Merchant Ship Mates


Clipper Merchant Tea House will set sail again.

We will be closing June 10, 2019 while we search for a new, more permanent port for the teahouse.  We are downsizing, so some of our furniture will be up for sale.  If you have a favorite piece, just ask us the next time you're here!  We have loved our time at the William Perry House but it is time to move on as the winds change. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of our guests who have supported us over the past three years in this location.


Our journey is not over, and we look forward to serving you again!


If you have a gift certificate, we encourage you to book a reservation before June 9, 2019. Our loose tea and retail area will be open until our final departure June 25;
please feel free to redeem your certificate for merchandise or tea.

British Tea Times


 Traditional tea break at 11:00 a.m. that includes tea and typically a scone, biscuits or muffin.


Afternoon tea

Typically at 4:00 or 5:00 p.m. (dinner in Britain and the continent is usually not before 7:30 p.m.).  It is a leisurely affair, conducive to chatting, sipping
and sampling finger sandwiches, scones, macaroons and other treats.


High Tea

 It may be a surprise to learn that high tea originated with the working classes, who worked through what we consider

“lunch hour”.  High tea would be served at home after the workday at a table and now often includes soup

in addition to sweets and fruit.


We are also high on Special Events. Just ask.

We have a lot of great ideas to make your event extra - memorable.

We are about tea of all persuasions. Black, Green, White, Matcha, Rooibos, Chai, Oolong, Pu-erh, Herbal: We have it, from the best Darjeelings to quality Greens to rare Pu-erhs dated by vintage like fine wine.  We invite you to experience the depth and variety of our 100+ teas from around the world. You may just find yourself describing bouquets and finishes at your next gathering!


Visit our tea page for more information.




32 Main Street,  Bridgton, Maine



Proprietor: Melinda Thomas



We invite you to experience the timeless pleasure of taking tea—British-style.  Clipper Merchant Tea House at the historic William Perry House in downtown Bridgton is the perfect place to linger over a pot of fine tea while sampling delectable baked goods, soups and the fabled Tower of London.  Enjoy the elegant Victorian ambiance and excellent service for your afternoon out or planned event.  We offer High Tea as well as afternoon tea and put together special dining experiences on holidays. Private events are also encouraged.

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