SHANGRI-LA HOTEL: Mid-Autumn Festival Afternoon Tea

Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver 1128 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, B.C. Tel: 604- 689- 1120 Executive Chef Ken Nakano and his team of expert pastry chefs have created a festive afternoon tea tower that incorporates many of the traditional foods that are consumed during Mid-Autumn Festival. Symbolic ingredients such as crab, duck, lotus root, taro, pear, and…

FAIRMONT EMPRESS: Afternoon Tea

Fairmont Empress 721 Government St, Victoria, B.C. Tel: (250) 384 8111 After a little hiatus due to renovations, Afternoon Tea at the Empress is back in the Lobby Lounge of the Fairmont Empress. The hotel is situated in the heart of downtown with stunning water views of Victoria Inner Harbour. We were promptly seated to our…

The Urban Tea Merchant: Summer Westcoast Tea Set + Iced Tea Collection

The Urban Tea Merchant 1070 W Georgia St, Vancouver, B.C. Tel: 604-692-0071 The Urban Tea Merchant is an upscale tea boutique located in the heart of downtown Vancouver’s “so called” ‘Rodeo Drive’. They are Canada’s exclusive distributor of TWG Tea; the finest teas in the world. The tea showroom is split into two rooms; a retail area on…

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver: Mad Hatter Afternoon Tea

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver 900 W Georgia St, Vancouver, B.C. Tel: (604) 684 3131 I was fortunate enough to experience Fairmont Hotel Vancouver’s new themed High Tea menu and venue; and what a theme it was…The Mad Hatter! Imagine being transported into one of the all time favourite story books, “Alice in Wonderland!” Upon entering the…

WEDGEWOOD HOTEL + SPA: Afternoon Tea

   Wedgewood Hotel & Spa 845 Hornby Street, Vancouver, B.C. An elegant, world-class property set in the heart of Vancouver’s thriving and cosmopolitan downtown; the Wedgewood Hotel has been a well-kept secret to visitors of Vancouver since it opened in 1984.  While the secret is definitely out, the elegance, charm and commitment to service remain….

High Tea at L’Opera Patisserie  

L’Opera Patisserie – 5951 Minoru Blvd, Richmond, B.C.   I found my favourite spot for high tea and French patisseries in Richmond. Yes, Richmond of all places. This hidden gem is located below the Marriott Hotel with a tiny store front, so look carefully as it can be easily missed. The High Tea menu is…