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The Urban Tea Merchant Mid Autumn 2013 Tea Service

Urban Tea Merchant Mooncake 2013

Urban Tea Merchant Mooncake 2013

 

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 – a symbol of fullness and complete. The good folks at The Urban Tea Merchant invited us back to catch up and show a little pinkies up.

 
Urban Tea Merchant Mooncake 2013

 

Tom (Co-Founder of The Urban Tea Merchant) showed us around and helped us pair a few teas with our Moon Festival Tea Service.
Urban Tea Merchant Mooncake 2013

We started off sampling some Silver Moon Tea. This special blend pairs exquisitely with the Moonlight Mooncake – made with white lotus paste with Silver Moon Tea, scattered wild berries & red fruit marmalade center.
Urban Tea Merchant Mooncake 2013

 

Left, Pu-Erh 1993 (Yunnan Matured Tea) – mellowed with age, developing a sweet and slightly earthy aromatic flavor. Right, a joyful Longevity Tea – a magical mélange of rare white teas which boasts a high percentage of downy silver tips picked entirely by hand. This blend envelops your senses with its precious essence as it infuses into a royal yellow cup, yielding a raw and crystalline flavor. Momentarily capturing the freshness of its inherent sparkle, this tea is created to tantalize tea-drinkers.

 

 

Urban Tea Merchant Mooncake 2013

 

During the month of September, TUTM features the Moon Festival Tea Services $46 pp. The platter features item favorites like:

miso-maple glazed sable fish in butter lettuce

  • Lapsang Souchong Tea chicken cone
  • smoked salmon with ponzu jelly
  • Royal Orchid Tea petite duck crepe
  • Silver Moon Tea red bean chilled soup
  • chevron strawberry
  • TWG Tea Mooncake

 

Urban Tea Merchant Mooncake 2013

 

There is a special theme to the design with a bunny and the crescent moon. There is a story about the Moon Goddess of Chang’e 嫦娥 which will be told at your table. For me, all I could think about was the song Fly Me To the Moon.

 

Urban Tea Merchant Mooncake 2013

 

 

Urban Tea Merchant Mooncake 2013

 

There are four flavors available for the mooncakes – some traditional and others fusion and catered to someone new to mooncakes.

 

  1. Constellation: Golden crust and infused with Longevity Tea and brown lotus filling with a hint of ginger, roasted melon seeds and salty egg yolk center. The most traditional available.
  2. Pagoda: Chocolate brown crust with juicy cranberries in a smooth lotus paste infused with malty notes of Chocolate Tea and a raspberry marmalade heart.
  3. Dragon: Luxurious red crust is filled with a velvety smooth lotus paste with nutty overtones of Brothers Club Tea, roasted peanuts and buttery peanut paste center. If you like PB&J, you’ll definitely love this!
  4. Moonlight: Lavish brown crust paired with smooth white lotus paste infused with Pu-Erh 1993 and sprinkled with black and white sesame seeds and an aromatic sesame paste center.

 

 

 

Urban Tea Merchant Mooncake 2013
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Urban Tea Merchant Mooncake 2013

Enjoy a  lovely offering of contemporary Westcoast delights with an Asian twist. TWG Tea-Infused Mooncake  is definitely a traditional Asian delicacy with a modern twist.

 

 

 

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The Urban Tea Merchant Vancouver
URL: www.urbantea.com
Cuisine: Tea Rooms, Desserts, Pacific Northwest
Hours: Monday to Sunday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

1070 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6E 2Y2
(604) 692-0071


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