Brothers’ Brew opened a year or so ago in Rockport. My friend has a house there, and I go up a few weekends every summer. It’s a small place, with a long bar and several tables. The staff are young, friendly and fast (important, as it’s right next door to the new Shalin Liu Performing Arts Center, and gets flooded after midday concerts) and the offerings are all delicious.
They offer loose-leaf tea tied into little sachets, and a fairly wide variety at that. Particularly good are their China Green and Blue Flower Earl Greys. They also have some excellent coffee, in particular, their iced Dark Sin – iced coffee with mocha and cinnamon.
There’s also a good variety of actual food, both of the bagel, doughnut and pastry variety as well as sandwiches and wraps. All of their pastries are homemade fresh. If you’re in downtown Rockport, it’s a great place to stop in, have a bite to eat and a cup of tea. Prices are great as well – nothing is over $10.