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Where to shop for the tea lover on your list

As tea lovers around the world are undoubtedly already aware – today is International Tea Day. Given the growing popularity of tea recently, we are willing to bet that most people have a tea lover on their holiday gift list. So to honour the day – and to help you with your last minute shopping – here are a few options.

Where to shop for the tea lover on your list

Silk Road Tea

Victoria tea lovers are very familiar with Silk Road Tea but they are a fairly new addition to the Vancouver scene. Their store on West 4th offers fresh, locally-made, organic teas that suit all tastes and ages. And we love that they carry several options for kids that are free of artificial flavours, colours or sweeteners AND gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and caffeine-free. Bring the kids in with you and let them choose their own flavour!

2066 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver | 778-379-8481

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Never Grow Up at Neverland Tea Salon

This Kitsilano tea shop describes themselves as “an amalgamation of everything we love: celebration, decadence, ritual, whimsy, and creativity.” The decor is both decadent and cozy and from December 1-31 you can “never grow up” at a Holiday High Tea. There are special vegan and gluten-free menus available and the kids will love the little details like the tickle trunk filled with dress-up clothes that kids can wear while they drink high tea.

Reservations are recommended. 

3066 W Broadway, Vancouver | 604-428-3066

Murchies in Wesbrook Village

Most people think coffee when they hear Murchies but the company – one of Canada’s oldest brands – actually started out as a tea company. And their location in Wesbrook Village is a tea lovers dream! Pick up a box of their special Christmas Blend tea for a holiday treat – available in decaf too! – or select one of their Holiday Gift Baskets and save yourself the time and trouble of wrapping. While you’re there take the time to get a cup for yourself.

3309 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver | 604-222-3355

High Tea at The Secret Garden

This longstanding favourite in Kerrisdale is an institution for afternoon tea lovers in the city. For the month of December, they are featuring a Holiday High Tea with a special menu for both adults and kids. This is the perfect gift for a friend because you can give them your time as well. Book a table for two and take some time out from the busy season to relax, drink great tea and catch up.

Reservations are required. 

2138 West 40th Avenue, Vancouver | 778-379-8481

What do you think tea lovers? Do you have a favourite go-to place that we need to know about? Let us know in the comments!

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