The Urban Tea Merchant Vancouver recently launched their TWG Tea 2015 Traditional Mooncake Collection. With Mid Autumn festival 2015, September 27, just around the corner, we are delighted to preview their Autumn Celebration Tea Set Afternoon Tea.
The Urban Tea Merchant is located in downtown Vancouver on Alberni Street. It is right beside Thierry Chocolaterie Pastisserie and adjacent to various Glowbal Group restaurants (Black & Blue, Coast, Italian Kitchen). There are so many exciting changes recently in the landscape in Vancouver with Telus Garden and soon to be opened Trump Tower. There’s something changing at The Urban Tea Merchant and TWG Tea too. But you will just have to wait and see!
Longevity Tea: Mélange of rare white teas which boast a high percentage of downy silver tips. This blend infuses into a royal yellow cup and yields a raw and crystalline flavour, sparkling and fresh. A joyful tea to extend the brevity of existence.
Silver Moon: TWG blend of green teas is accented with a grand berry, predominated by strawberries and vanilla bouquet. Smooth, with just a hint of spice.
Autumn Celebration Tea: Black tea blended with subtle dewy sweetness, cocoa and notes of candied violet. Sensation of a warm rich tea that is quite creamy.
I love going to high tea! It is a nice relaxing environment to catch up and to enjoy some finger sandwiches. We can pretend to be fancy!
We started the day with a new tea arrival called Tukdah. Tukdah is a blend of Darjeeling tea that is aromatic in flavour, racy and vivacious with a short finish, subtle bite and lingering aftertaste.
The Urban Tea Merchant Afternoon Autumn Celebration Tea Set
$52 per person
- TWG Tea* from our extensive tea list
- Braised “Ethnic Jewel Tea” Beef Short Rib, Cardamom-scented Rice, Pickled Carrot on Butter Lettuce “Imperial Lapsang Souchong”Black Sesame Chicken Cup
- Smoked Salmon Rosette, “Sencha” Wasabi Aioli, Marble Rye
- “Jade of Africa” Slow Cooked Pork Belly with Maple Crème Fraîche
- “Indian Night” Pumpkin Tart with Cinnamon Chantilly
- ”Weekend In Venice” Strawberry Dome, Crème Anglaise
- Pistachios Almond Half Moon Cookie
- TWG Tea Mooncake
- Mélange of Fresh Fruit
TWG Tea 2015 Traditional Mooncake Collection Flavors
Constellation: This iconic signature of the mid-autumn festival holds within a golden crust a smooth and elegant Singapore Breakfast Tea infused brown lotus filing, a scattering of roasted melon seeds and an embedded salted egg yolk heart. A timeless favorite and one that is closest to traditional mooncakes sold.
Moonlight: Encased in a lavish brown crust, this exquisite TWG Tea mooncake is filled with smooth black sesame paste infused with Pu-Erh Prestige and sprinkled with black and white sesame seeds around an aromatic sesame paste heart.
Harvest: Wrapped in a perfectly baked golden brown crust. This surprising mooncake features mixed almonds, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts and pecans enveloped in a smooth lotus paste with Brothers Club Tea, a warm and luminescent black tea with notes of nuts, citrus fruit and berries.
Fire: Wrapped in a sumptuous baked crust. This exclusive TWG Tea mooncake is filled with white lotus and rich pistachio paste infused with Paris-Singapore Tea and scatted with dried cranberries.
This afternoon tea is a great way to be introduced to mooncakes. Traditional mooncakes may be too rich for some people given the sweet lotus paste and salty egg yolk. And for those who are looking for a gift, these TWG Mooncakes are packaged beautifully. It will definitely be a warm surprise to be shared with friends and family.
As always, the service and quality of the afternoon tea is top notch. We are looking forward to all the exciting news at The Urban Tea Merchant.
The Urban Tea Merchant
Cuisine: Afternoon 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