Tea

The Urban Tea Merchant, Vancouver (downtown): Christmas Holiday Afternoon Tea Service

The Urban Tea Merchant, Vancouver (downtown): Christmas Holiday Afternoon Tea Service

    As the holidays are approaching, we are very excited to indulge in an afternoon filled with fine teas, sweet treats, and savory finger sandwiches. The Urban Tea Merchant will be featuring a decadent Holiday Afternoon Tea Service starting at $48 pp. The afternoon tea set […]

The Urban Tea Merchant Mid Autumn 2013 Tea Service

The Urban Tea Merchant Mid Autumn 2013 Tea Service

  The Urban Tea Merchant Mid Autumn festival will be featuring their Moon Festival Tea Service between September 1st to 19th. This year, the mid-autumn festival is on September 19, 2013 where friends, family and lovers gather to admire the moon at its roundest and brightest […]

The Urban Tea Merchant Sakura Westcoast Tea Service, Vancouver (Downtown) 2013 桜. 櫻花

The Urban Tea Merchant Sakura Westcoast Tea Service, Vancouver (Downtown) 2013 桜. 櫻花

[image_with_animation animation="Fade In" img_link_target="_self"] Had an affair with The Urban Tea Merchant this afternoon with their Sakura Westcoast Tea Service over delicious White Spring Tea. The salon, recently expanded to accommodate more folks itching for a spot to chit-chat over high tea with pinky’s up. The Urban [...]
Jiu Fen Old Street 九份瑞芳區, Taiwan (Rui Fang)

Jiu Fen Old Street 九份瑞芳區, Taiwan (Rui Fang)

Jiu Fen Old Street 九份是台灣新北市瑞芳區的一個地區 | Jiu Fen a mountain area in the Ruifang District of New Taipei City near Keelung, Taiwan. It is known to be “City of Sadness” / “Saddest City” 悲情城市 – mainly due to it’s climate of constant gloomy, rain and mist. It […]

Cafe De Zaza Coffee Shop Taiwan  | Zhongshan Junior High School Station 札札咖啡

Cafe De Zaza Coffee Shop Taiwan | Zhongshan Junior High School Station 札札咖啡

Cafe De Zaza Coffee Shop Taiwan is  a clean beautiful wood decorated cafe. It is located about 5 mins walk from the Zhongshan Junior High School Station . Cafe De ZaZa Taiwan Coffee Shop has a rustic yet sophisticated vibe with the obligatory industrial lamps hanging, exposed brick walls […]

Secret Garden Tea Company, Vancouver (Kerrisdale)

Secret Garden Tea Company, Vancouver (Kerrisdale)

      Secret Garden Tea Company is another lovely high tea places in Kerrisdale, Vancouver – along the West Boulevard stretch. Also in this area is one of my favourites: Faubourg French Patisserie which specializes in authentic Parisian baked goods, pastries and desserts. If you search Best […]

Starbucks Insadong, South Korea (Insadong) x Seuh-tah Buhks-seuh Koh-Pi 스타벅스 인사점

Starbucks Insadong, South Korea (Insadong) x Seuh-tah Buhks-seuh Koh-Pi 스타벅스 인사점

  One of the few if any Starbucks with a logo that is not Starbucks. 스타벅스 인사점 stands proudly written in Hangul in Insadong, downtown Korea. Apparently when coffee giant first opened Starbucks Insadong there were a lot of resistance. Later the nine letters were changed into […]

The Urban Tea Merchant Moon Festival Afternoon Tea Service, Vancouver (Downtown) #Mooncakes

The Urban Tea Merchant Moon Festival Afternoon Tea Service, Vancouver (Downtown) #Mooncakes

  中秋節月餅 The Mid-Autumn Moon Festival is the second most important holiday on the Chinese calendar aside from Chinese New Year. Although the atmosphere is not as vibrate and involved in North America as compared to Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, etc.; the tradition of gift […]

Tri-Ty Cafe 翠緹複合餐飲, Richmond

Tri-Ty Cafe 翠緹複合餐飲, Richmond

Sometimes I beat myself for repeating certain places that are not very good. Take Tri-Ty Cafe 翠緹複合餐飲for example, their food is very mediocre and the drinks are not very consistent. The prices are not very fair for the quality received. The place is run down […]

Pearl Castle Richmond 圓香茶坊 | Boba Bubble Tea and Late Night Snack

Pearl Castle Richmond 圓香茶坊 | Boba Bubble Tea and Late Night Snack

  With so many bubble tea and Taiwanese restaurants in Richmond, how do you go about finding a true winner? Which one particularly stands out? What makes the best boba milk tea? For me it is the creaminess of the milk teas, the chewy and […]

The Urban Tea Merchant Vancouver (Downtown) |  High Tea #Cherry Blossoms. Sakuras. 桜. 櫻花

The Urban Tea Merchant Vancouver (Downtown) | High Tea #Cherry Blossoms. Sakuras. 桜. 櫻花

Cherry Blossoms. Sakuras. 桜. 櫻花. Light up our city every year during Spring. Rosy petals, riots of pink and snow white blossoms blanket our city. Akin to the traditions in Japan, thousands make it an event to go Cherry Blossom viewing and photographers scout out […]

Apres-Midi Teahouse, Vancouver (Gastown), Bloody Alley and Afternoon Tea

Apres-Midi Teahouse, Vancouver (Gastown), Bloody Alley and Afternoon Tea

Après-Midi Teahouse is located in Gastown tucked away inside Bloody Alley – beside Coffeebar, L’Abattoir, and Boneta. This little tea house boasts premium teas while providing a calm, relaxing environment to wash your day away. From the outside, it is very European, especially when you […]

The Urban Tea Merchant, Vancouver (downtown)

The Urban Tea Merchant, Vancouver (downtown)

The Urban Tea Merchant specializes in the experience of fine luxury tea enjoyment. The flagship store is located in downtown Vancouver on Alberni Street. Retail store front and restaurant retreat in the back. Amongst the busy streets of Vancouver, you will be able to find […]