Every spring a dusty array of Millennial Pink coats the city with cherry blossoms. While pictures of sakura probably is flooding your Instagram, the truth is the taste of cherry blossoms is even better than their smell. The flowers and leaves of the cherry tree […]
A new blossom inspires the starry night sky, marking the arrival of a luscious harvest. This year, TWG Tea narrates the story of the constellation with the Lotus Jade Tea Mooncake Collection, a rich and enduring assortment of patisseries set to inspire and intrigue any […]
National Iced Tea Day is June 10. To celebrate the start of a sunny weekend (and all your summer party needs), we made ourselves a batch of ice tea with teapigs’ Darjeeling Earl Grey tea and Lot 40 Canadian Rye. This spiked iced tea is super easy to make and is refreshingly tasty.
Darjeeling Earl Grey North Course is developed by Canadian Whisky Ambassador, Colin MacDougall. Inspired by Canada’s 150th birthday and the upcoming summer golf season, it’s a delicious yet unique take on the classic Arnold Palmer.
Iced teapigs Darjeeling Earl Grey North Course
For all your summer party needs
- 6 oz teapigs darjeeling ear grey (1 tea temple chilled)
- 1 oz simple syrup
- 1.5 oz lemon juice
- 1 oz Lot40 Canadian Rye (or any of your favorite rye)
- Step 1 Start by brewing a cup of teapigs darjeeling earl grey tea.
- Step 2 Steep for approximate 3 minutes.
- Step 3 Remove tea temple and chill tea before us.
- Step 4 In a tall Collins glass, add 6oz. (3/4 cup) of chilled tea.
- Step 5 Next, in a shaker, combine the rest of the ingredients, shake and pour over the chilled tea.
- Step 6 To serve, garnish with lemon wheel and a few dashes of biters.
- Step 7 How to make simple syrup: pour equal parts water and sugar in a saucepan. 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water will make 1.5 cups of simple syrup once dissolved. Stir the simple syrup and place the saucepan over medium heat. Heat ingredients until dissolved.
Notch 8 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver brings us another enchanting Brothers Grimm fairy tale afternoon tea. They are known to be creative to bring us a new experience for high tea. Our last visit was during Old World Carnival Afternoon Tea and it was visually entertaining. If […]
Cha Le Tea Merchant Cafe is a new chic tea bar that recently opened in Yaletown, Vancouver (1207 Hamilton Street). It offers a proprietary line of premium, single-origin Chinese teas to Canada. While many people think of full service cafes, coffee shops comes to mind, tea […]
Celebrate love with your Bae at TWG Tea Vancouver this weekend with an exquisite dinner. Whether you are in the mood for Valentine’s or a girls night out toasting Galentine’s, the limited time tea-infused Valentine’s Day Set Menu at $65 per person is created to enchant and delight the taste buds.
I spent a lovely evening catching up with my girl friend over Mon Amour Tea. This black tea is blended with yellow blossoms and sweet notes of quince, the sacred fruit of the goddess of love, Aphrodite!
We also enjoyed the Bain de Roses infused sparkling wine cocktail and Green Iced Tea with fragrant lime blossoms and verbena!
Next we moved on to one of my favorite berry mocktails – complete with coconut and pineapple and served with Love Me Tea!
No fancy meal is complete without some totally Instagammable photos!
Pan Seared Scallops: perfectly cooked scallops are complemented by a dashi broth infused with White Desire Tea. Garnished with steamed garden vegetables and White Desire Tea leaves, garlic Korean brown rice with edible flowers.
Bain de Roses Tea infused mousse and raspberry confit served with Vanilla Bourbon Tea infused ice cream and fresh berries. You can also choose from their trolley of daily tea infused pastisseries.
TWG Tea Salon & Boutique
Cuisine: Afternoon Tea, Tea Salon, Boutique
Mon 10:00 am –8:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
1070 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6E 2Y2
TWG Tea, an iconic global brand debuts in Vancouver. It is their first Flagship Tea Salon & Boutique in North America. We are so excited that TWG Canada is situated within the downtown core of Vancouver’s upscale luxury retailers! Previously occupied by The Urban Tea Merchant, […]
Blenz Coffee and SocialShopper have teamed up to support CKNW Orphans’ Fund anti-bullying campaign, Pink Shirt Day! Get a free medium coffee or organic tea with your choice of cookie when you donate $1 by going to socialshopper.com/blenz. All proceeds go to the CKNW Orphans’ Fund and benefit anti-bullying programs such as Boys & Girls Clubs, Kids Help Phone and Red Cross Respect ED Violence Prevention Program.
Let’s join together, raise awareness and stand up against bullying!
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Ten Ren Tea To Go 天仁喫茶趣 located inside Eslite in Hysan Place, Causeway Bay Hong Kong is one of my favorite spots to relax. Eslite is a 24 hour bookstore in Taiwan. It is awesome. I could spend a whole day flipping thru cookbooks. The […]
Macau Paradise Restaurant 澳門樂園茶餐廳 is located in Kowloon City on Fuk Lo Tsun Road. It is near Tei Mou Koon 地茂館甜品 and Mini Bangkok 小曼谷泰國美食 九龍城. This Hong Kong style cafe probably isn’t the cheapest or the tastiest. Service is average as is the food quality. Dave ordered […]
Butter Baked Goods Vancouver is a local bakery and tea room where I’ve drooled over the pages of their cookbook , knowingly I do not have the skills to perfect a sugar cookie. Perfecting caramel bars and chocolate tarts probably takes more than my high school home economic class. I digress. Butter Baked Good is a very pretty and girlie place. And as my Dave would say, just go with the girls. Unlike the romantic fireplace and chandeliers patisseries, Butter Baked Goods has a fun Southern Charm – filled with floral, color, and sparkles. Service here at Butter is friendly. Reservations are required. If you walk in, there probably won’t a table available. There are plenty of free street parking.
Since Butter Baked Goods has such a cute space. It is only fitting that we bring our Fujifilm Instax Mini Polaroid Cameras out to play. I mean how friggin’ cute are these pastel pink, baby blue and lemon yellow Instax Minis? We literally had a Fujifilm Instax Mini Party!
Butter Baked Goods Afternoon Tea Menu
Butter’s Traditional Afternoon Tea $28 pp
- Selection of sandwiches
- Wee scones with organic jam and Devon cream
- Quiche tarts
- A variety of Butter’s baked goods
- Bottomless pot of tea from their selection of custom blends
Butter’s Demilune Afternoon Tea $14 pp
- A lighter sampling of Butter’s traditional afternoon tea
- Two little sandwiches
- One Wee scone with organic jam and Devon cream
- Some sweet surprises
- Pot of tea from their selection of custom blends
Butter’s Children’s Afternoon Tea $15 pp
- A selection of sandwiches with more kid appeal
- Peanut Butter and Jelly
- Ham and Cheese
- Cucumber with Cream Cheese
- Rosie’s Favourite Sprinkle
- Selection of Butter’s favorite treats such as Homemade Oreo, Classic S’more, Butter Cupcakes, etc
- Pot of tea or glass of milk.
Butter’s Custom Blended Tea $4 per pot
- Kazuko’s Sencha: Certified organic green tea harvested every Spring from southern Kyoto
- Mackenzie Black Maple: A blend of organic black tea, shaved almonds, and natural maple flavor
- Buttercream Blend (most popular): A smooth blend of organic estate black tea inspired by the very buttercream for which Butter is known and loved
- Breakfast at Butter: A delicious blend of organic estate black tea
- Cream of Earl Grey: Class earl grey with just a hint of cream essence to round the finish
Cucumber and Cream Cheese Sandwiches: The lightest sandwiches. It is best to start with this sandwich otherwise the flavors of the other ones will overpower the light fresh feeling of this one. Or I suppose you can use this one as a palette cleanser.
Curry Croissant: This one is my favorite. I like the suitableness of curry, crunch the celery, cilantro and some chicken bites.
Egg Salad: Your very typical egg salad. But it is always one of my favorites.
Tuna Bun with a chip: This is a fun sandwich because it reminds me adding chips to my burgers. What? You’ve never tried this? You have to try it now! Add a few pieces of say a sea salt and pepper Ruffle chip to your next juicy burger!
Maple Pecan Scone: This is a sweet and nutty scone. Inside there are walnuts and I like how this is not too too sweet but still very earthy!
Raisin Scone: Remember picking and eating all the Kjeldsens Danish blue tin butter cookies? This is how I felt about these scones. Love!
By the time we got to the top tier, we were pretty much full. The dessert tier consists of lemon loafs, chocolate raspberry tarts, Earl Grey butter cookies with lemon cream filling, caramel chocolate bars, a vanilla and chocolate cupcakes. My favorite was the Early Grey butter cookie.
Bottomless tea meant we can enjoy our Buttercream Blend tea a little longer. Tea is perfect in between bites to cleanse your palette. And seriously, how beautiful are these tea sets?
Butter Baked Goods are available for wholesale orders and you can also find then at Whole Foods and Urban Fare. The Homemade S’More and Marshmallows are delicious and perfect for party favors!
Overall we had a really great time at Butter Baked Goods Afternoon High Tea. We would definitely come back and have anther Fujifilm Instax Mini Polaroid Cameras Party. Buy yours today here! You can buy Polaroid films with cute borders with rainbows, Hello Kitty Character, Winnie the Pooh, etc.
Butter Baked Goods Cookbook: Nostalgic Recipes From a Little Neighborhood Bakery
Butter Baked Goods & Cafe
Cuisine: Dessert, Bakery, Afternoon Tea
Tue 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Wed 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Thu 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Fri 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
4321 Dunbar St
The Urban Tea Merchant Vancouver Downtown invited us to Spring start their Sakura Tea Afternoon Tea service. Two spring Singapore TWG Teas are featured – White Spring Tea and Sakura! Sakura! Tea. These two tea are only available once a year during Spring season. […]
Imagine a rainy day with a cup of hot tea. Wrap your hands around a cup of hot tea. Tea Sparrow is a Vancouver subscription box based loose leaf tea products delivered to your doorsteps. Each month, with your Tea Sparrow subscription, you’ll receive a […]