Sereni-TEA at the Vancouver Tea Festival 2016

The third annual Vancouver Tea Festival happened on November 5th at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. It was the first year at this venue and I loved how it all seemed to mesh together seamlessly. The garden is a serene retreat in the middle of a big city, you almost forget where you are!…

High Tea at The Roof – Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

High tea at The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver has moved to the elegant newly re-opened “The Roof”, combining elegant surroundings, gorgeous views, with fine tea blends and sweet and savoury bites. The Roof high tea is the perfect occasion to celebrate family and friends. Chef Cameron Ballendine has created an afternoon tea menu filled with local…

Salon Tea

Salon Tea was originally founded by TV host and celebrity Tracy Stern in 2005. The first salon opened its doors in New York City and now franchises have opened in several cosmopolitan cities such as Los Angeles, Paris, Dubai and now Vancouver. The atmosphere is very modern. Lots of orange and chrome, which is a…

Hive Tea Time at Heron’s

One of my favourite girlie dates is to go out for high tea. There’s something refined and classic about sitting at a nice restaurant with your girlfriends, sipping tea and eating lovely tid bits. Heron’s has given traditional high tea a new and modern take by creating their own Hive Tea Time. For $26.95, each…

Easter Tea Service at The Urban Tea Merchant

I’ve been waiting for YEARS to take my good friend Michael M. to The Urban Tea Merchant! It’s hard, considering that Michael travels between Vancouver and New Jersey most of the year. It’s so nice to have him here now, so I seized the opportunity to take him for high tea as a belated birthday…

Après-Midi Teahouse

Apres-Midi is a new teahouse located in the heart of Gastown –  It’s a lovely spot, away from all the hassle and bustle of Downtown Vancouver. You really feel the stress melting away the moment you walk thru the door. And what a lovely door it is! The store is beautiful: large comfy couches for…

Afternoon tea at the Urban Tea Merchant

My sister Silvia was in town last week. She used to live here, but since then; has moved to Winnipeg and visits the West Coast once a year. One of our favourite things to do together is high tea. We have tried almost every tea house in Vancouver, from The Secret Garden in Kerrisdale to…