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Tea and Cookie Pairings

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Tea and Cookie Pairings

Here in Vancouver, the weather is turning cool and rainy. On days like this, there’s nothing more delightful than a pot of hot tea and a sweet treat when you need a break from the hectic pace of life. After a moment’s respite, you’ll be refreshed and ready to face the rest of the day!

Here are a few of our favourite tea and treat pairings:

Chocolate Shortbread and Vanilla Rooibos tea pairing

Our housemade Cranberry Chocolate Shortbread is a rich, decadent treat. Creamy Vanilla Rooibos herbal tea complements the chocolate and berries, while undertones of nutty almonds add depth.

Rosemary Shortbread and Lavender Earl Grey tea pairing

Our delicate Rosemary Olive Oil Shortbread is light and flaky, with a savoury herbal note and a hint of sea salt. We like to pair it with the gently floral Lavender Earl Grey for a sweet and soothing combination.

Oatmeal Pecan Cookies and Masala Chai tea pairing

Great big Milk Chocolate Oatmeal Pecan Cookies are a gourmet twist on a classic sweet. Filled with pecans and a hint of spice, these cookies stand up well to the ginger heat of Masala Chai.

Whatever tea and treats you pair, we hope that your tea break offers a comforting break to renew you for the rest of the day!

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Date idea: High Tea To Go for Two

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Secret Garden High Tea To Go date - engagement celebration tea party in Vancouver

Our High Tea To Go is the perfect romantic date idea. Recently, two Secret Garden customers celebrated their engagement with a special High Tea To Go at Lighthouse Park!

High Tea To Go Picnic: A romantic Vancouver date idea

A cozy tea party at home or a romantic picnic outdoors can be the perfect way to commemorate a special occasion, or just a way to spend time with a loved one. We even rent all the teaware you need to complete the experience!

Secret Garden High Tea To Go Romantic Date at Lighthouse Park in North Vancouver

Cheers! Featuring our new August High Tea sweet, the Apple Pie Cupcake with Sour Cream Frosting.

Where will you take your High Tea To Go? We look forward to helping you celebrate the special moments in life!

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Tea Date: Secret Garden High Tea To Go at Lighthouse Park

Iced Tea Recipes for Summer

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Iced Tea at the Secret Garden Tea Company in Vancouver

We hope you’ve been enjoying the sunshine this summer! Here’s a quick iced tea recipe to cool down with when the weather gets hot:

Steep 2 teaspoons of tea leaves in 8 ounces of boiling water, for 3 minutes. Remove leaves and add lemon, sweetener, or milk if desired.

Pour over a glass of ice, and enjoy!

With our wide variety of teas, the iced tea options are endless. Here are a few of our favourites:

Lemony Earl Grey

Our best-selling Creamy Earl Grey makes a delightful iced tea. Poured over ice, we like to add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and simple syrup to bring out the natural, refreshing citrus notes.

Vanilla Jasmine Iced Tea

Fragrant jasmine blossoms and creamy vanilla are a match made in heaven! Blend Jasmine Green Tea with Vanilla Almond Black Tea for a fragrant, sophisticated iced tea.

Iced Hibiscus Punch

Our Blue Angel Herbal Tea is a blend of tangy pink hibiscus and fruit pieces. Naturally sweet, it’s popular with kids! For a “fruit punch,” add a splash of lemonade.

Iced Creamy Caramel 

Our Creamy Caramel Rooibos is a unique thirst quencher. Smooth caramel and nutty rooibos yield a decadent, caffeine-free infusion. Enjoy it on its own or add a touch of milk.

 

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Teddy Bear Picnic: Children’s High Tea To Go

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Summertime Treats To Go and High Tea To Go - Teddy Bear Picnic with Kids

Kids love tea! Perhaps you have your own memories of playing tea party as a child, or having tea with your parents or grandparents.

Recently The Secret Garden hosted a Teddy Bear picnic in the park for some of our youngest customers. They loved “playing grownup” with the fancy teacups and teapots, complete with our bright pink Blue Angel herbal tea.

You can host your own Teddy Bear Tea Party with our Children’s High Tea To Go (teaware rented separately). Or bring your little ones in enjoy our  Children’s High Tea here at the Garden!

Teatime is a great way to create treasured memories with your kids. Here are a few photos from the Teddy Bear picnic:

It’s iced tea season!

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Iced Tea at the Secret Garden Tea Company in Vancouver

It’s iced tea season! Stop by our shop for a refreshing glass of citrusy Creamy Earl Grey or fruity Blue Angel hibiscus tea.

You can also enjoy our iced tea at home. Here is a simple recipe to make iced tea anytime:

  1. Steep 2 teaspoons of tea leaves in 8 ounces of boiling water for 3 minutes.
  2. Pour over ice into a heat-tempered glass.
  3. Add lemon, simple syrup, or milk if desired. (Do not add milk to hibiscus tea blends or tea with fresh lemon.)
  4. Enjoy!

Browse our teas online and see more of our favourite iced tea recipes.

 

Vanilla, Earl Grey & Rose: Avalon Blend

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Avalon Blend Earl Grey at The Secret Garden Tea Company

Spring is just around the corner. It’s refreshing to have some sunshine and see delicate crocuses and snowdrops peeking out of gardens!

If you’re in a floral mood this month, try our Avalon Blend Black Tea. It’s luscious blend of vanilla, rose petals and citrusy bergamot that pairs perfectly with our March High Tea.

For every sale of Avalon Blend, we donate a portion of proceeds to the Avalon Recovery Society, where women in recovery can find strength and hope in a supportive environment.

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Happy Galentine’s Day!

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Enjoy Galentine's Day with High Tea at The Secret Garden Tea Company in Vancouver!

Everyone knows about Valentine’s Day, but have you heard of Galentine’s Day? It’s an unofficial holiday on February 13th, when women spend the day with their best girlfriends.

We love this idea! The Secret Garden is all about creating a place for loved ones to gather. This week, we’re sharing a few ways you can celebrate Galentine’s Day this year with your besties.

High Tea, of course!

Teacup at The Secret Garden in Vancouver - High Tea for Galentine's Day and Valentine's Day!

High Tea is the perfect way to enjoy a day out with the girls. And it just so happens that we have a brand new February High Tea Menu for you:

February High Tea Menu

Savouries:

Secret Garden Egg Pinwheels
Cheddar Onion Roast Beef on Housemade Buttermilk Biscuits
Shrimp Reuben Mini Croissants

Sweets:

Petit Fruit Scone with Raspberry Jam and Devonshire Cream
Tea Cake Slices
Tangy Mini Lemon Tart
Flourless Chocolate Walnut-Date Cake with Orange Ganache
Traditional Quebec Sugar Pie with Créme Chantilly

Pot of Tea

High Tea is also a special way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Seatings are 3x daily at 12 noon, 2:15pm, and 4:30pm. Call (604) 261-3070 or fill out our Online Reservation Form to reserve your table.

 

Add some sparkles! View our extensive drink menu at The Secret Garden Tea Company

Sparkling wine, Rose, and Champagne at The Secret Garden Tea Company in Vancouver, BC

If you visit for brunch or High Tea, make your day extra sparkly by adding some sparkling wine! Our full drink menu includes a sparkling rosé, classic red and white wine, and fruity mimosas.

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Send tea to friends and loved ones for Valentine's Day - shop at The Secret Garden Tea Company

Send tea to friends and loved ones for Valentine's Day - shop at The Secret Garden Tea Company

If your best friends don’t live nearby, you can still share tea with them. We ship our fresh, delicious teas all around the world.

Send them their favourite tea, and make a date to connect by Skype or FaceTime to have a “virtual tea date” on Galentine’s Day!

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Gift Certificates for everyone on your list!

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Best Tea Gifts in Vancouver - Secret Garden Gift Certificates

High Tea, breakfast, lunch, gift shop items, teas, fresh pastries…

The Secret Garden experience can be different for everyone! That’s why our Gift Certificates are the perfect gift for every person on your list.

Plus, if you select our electronic PDF gift certificate option, you won’t need to wait for the gift certificate to arrive in the mail. Buy gift certificates online, or visit our shop to purchase gift certificates in any denomination.

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Tea Gift Ideas for the Holidays

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To help with your holiday shopping, we’re offering a Free Shipping special. Enjoy free U.S. and Canada-wide shipping on any order of $20 or more through our Online Tea Shop!

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Good through 12/15/17 with order of $20 or more

Not sure what to get your loved ones for Christmas? Here are a few gift ideas:

Tea Gift Sets - Buy tea online at The Secret Garden Tea Company

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Teas for Fall

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With the weather getting cool, we take refuge in a hot cup of tea. Of course, you’ll see us sipping our favourite Creamy Earl Grey all year round, but here are a few more of our favourite fall teas you may not be as familiar with:

Buy Masala Chai in Vancouver - The Secret Garden Tea Company Masala Chai

Full of warming spices like ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, and nutmeg, our Chai is the perfect black tea to cozy up to by the fire. Add a splash of milk and sugar for a rich, decadent brew.

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Creamy Caramel Rooibos

Sweet caramel and nutty rooibos are a match made in heaven. This caffeine-free blend yields a comforting, dessert-like cup.

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Ginger Lemongrass Tea at The Secret Garden - buy online

Ginger Lemongrass

This spicy-sweet elixir is our go-to tea when we catch a cold. Warming ginger and citrusy lemongrass create a healthful blend that we can sip anytime of day.

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