The Urban Tea Merchant is well known for their afternoon tea services and as a distributor of TWG Tea from Singapore. They are convieniently located on Alberni Street just off from Burrard Street – beside Theirry and adjacent from the various Glowbal Group restaurants (Black & Blue, Coast, Italian Kitchen).
We were invited back to The Urban Tea Merchant for their Sakura Tea Service. $42 per person or add $30 to include Veuve Clicquot Champagne and $12 LaMarca Prosecco.
The Urbant Tea Merchant Sakura Tea Afternoon Tea Service Menu:
- Miso-Maple Glazed Sablefish in Butter Lettuce Tokyo-Singapore Tuna Tartar
- Rosette of Smoked Salmon with Wasabi Mayo Wagu Beef Yakitori
- Weekend In Venice Strawberry Tart
- Strawberry Tuxedo
- TWG Tea Macaron
- Sakura! Sakura! Tea Caviar Beads Wrapped In Melon Fresh Fruit Garnish
In essence the Sakura Tea service resembles the previous year and the prior year. Each item is tea infused with a distinctive flavor. Couple of the favorite stable items remains on the menu ex. miso maple glazed sablefish in butter lettuce and smoked salmon with ponzu jelly.
The afternoon tea service includes your choice of TWG Tea: Today we sampled White Spring, Sakura! Sakura! (the 2015 blend is sweeter and less floral compared to 2014), Jade Lotus Tea (green tea f Vietnam yields an intoxicating and heady aroma of water lilies). My favorite is Weekend in Moscow (a robust creamy Earl Grey with a hint of spiciness).
Too bad spring came fast and furious this year. The usual cherry blossoms blooming the patio has already come and gone!
The Urban Tea Merchant will also be featuring a Fix Prixe menu for dinner aside from their regular afternoon high tea menu. For example, you will be able to order a slice of this delicious Chocolate, Banana and Hazelnut cake. It is so decadent but not overly sweet.
There are many exciting things upcoming for The Urban Tea Merchant and TWG Tea. We can not tell you about it yet (I’m sworn into secrecy). You will just have to keep a close eye on them.
The Urban Tea Merchant
Cuisine: Tea, French, Pacific Northwest
Mon 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am – 7:00 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 – 7:00 pm
1070 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6E 2Y2