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This week we’re grateful for the small, beautiful moments in life. Simple little moments are easy to pass by without noticing.

But if we pause to appreciate the sun on our face after a week of rain, a fragrant flower on the side of the road, a piece of artwork, or a child’s smile, those moments can truly brighten your day!

Apple Pecan Tarts at The Secret Garden in Vancouver

Thanks to @nexweekend for the lovely photo via Instagram!

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Happy New Year! We hope you had a wonderful holiday season and are staying warm with all this cold weather we’ve been getting.

This week we’d like to express gratitude for family. For those of us lucky enough to have close family or were able to travel home for the holidays, it’s a special treat that is easy to take for granted.

In this short video, our friend and Canadian screenwriter Penny Gummerson shares why she writes about her childhood home in northern Canada, and why her roots are important to her.

Warmly,
Kathy and Erin
Co-owners of The Secret Garden

 

Last Minute Tea Gifts for Christmas

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Tea Gifts in Vancouver, BC - Shop online at The Secret Garden Tea Company

Every year there’s always that one person who you can’t find just the right gift for. And then there’s the person who slips your mind until the last minute..

Not to worry, we’ve got a few tricks up our sleeve that we think will delight just about anybody on your list!

Buy Tea Gift Certificates for tea fans in Vancouver - The Secret Garden Tea Company

There’s something at The Secret Garden for everyone… healthy breakfasts and lunches, beautiful High Teas, freshly-baked pastries and scones, and of course lots of teas and teaware in our gift shop!

If you can’t find the perfect gift, give your loved one a gift certificate to let them enjoy the Secret Garden experience however they please. Here are a couple ideas:

Christmas Card Surprise

For in-store gift certificates, select from a paper gift certificate (mailed to you, or to your recipient with a gift message), or an email PDF version which you can print out or email to your recipient. It’s the perfect surprise to slip into a Christmas card or stocking!

High Tea RSVP

You can also gift the gift certificate with a message that this is an RSVP to have High Tea with them soon. Part of the fun of High Tea is anticipating all the delights, and they’ll be sure to be excited when the special day arrives!

 

Pastry Shop goodies: Freshly baked pastries at The Secret Garden Tea Company

Delicious teas, cute teacups, shiny teapots, fresh pastries… we’ve got holiday treats galore! Visit us anytime during store hours to browse our gift shop.

Or for holiday parties, order your treats ahead of time and pick them up just in time for your special event.

 

Christmas Spice Tea at The Secret Garden Tea Company

When you visit our shop, ask to try a sample of our seasonal Christmas Spice black tea, or order enjoy a pot with our Holiday High Tea. With bright spices and sweet citrus notes, Christmas Spice is the perfect gift for the tea lovers in your life (or for yourself!).

 

 

 

 

 

Wishing you a very happy holiday season!

 

 

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Children at The Secret Garden Tea Company in Kerrisdale

New Chapters & New Growth

This has been a big year for the Secret Garden, with the move to our new location. Looking back on 2016, we’re so very grateful for the opportunity to take on a new challenge and begin this chapter in our journey.

We hope you’ve had a year with some exciting new chapters and growth as well. And it will be exciting to see what 2017 holds. Here’s to a wonderful new year ahead!

 

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This week we’d like to thank our Pastry Team. Without their creativity and skills, we wouldn’t be able to offer you delicious new housemade sweets and savouries each month! Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to see their latest creations.

Below from left to right:  Penny (Pastry Cook), Natania (Assistant Pastry Chef), and Lysanne (Head Pastry Chef).

Pastry Chef staff at The Secret Garden Tea Company in Vancouver, BC

 

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This week we’d like to express gratitude for family. Recently Kathy’s mom visited the shop and took this photo with her mom, Kathy’s Gammy! Gammy’s love for tea had a big influence on Kathy. She shares:

“Since I can remember, my Gammy had beautiful tea parties with lovely ladies dressed up in wonderful hats, usually nibbling on little petit fours. I’d listen to them chatting and laughing, from under my bed, my hands full of her famous tiny shortbread cookies.

“Drinking tea from a pretty cup, reaching out to friends – that was her way of honouring the moment. I think people crave a little beauty in their lives. I love that The Secret Garden has become that place where people can slow down and connect with themselves.”

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This week we’d like to thank all of the children who visit the Garden. Their delight and excitement over tea and treats reminds us to have a bit more childlike enthusiasm in life  especially at tea time!

Children at The Secret Garden in Vancouver - kid friendly teahouse

Thanks @silveyinc for the adorable photo!

 

 

New Treats at the Garden!

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Fresh baked pastries - new Blueberry Cheesecake at The Secret Garden in Vancouver, BC

Now that we’ve moved to our new shop, our pastry chefs have been creating delicious new treats to share!

Featured above is our Blueberry Cheesecake with crystallized ginger and a housemade shortbread crust.  Here are a few other new items:

 

Fairy Cakes - catering and to go food from The Secret Garden in Vancouver BC

 

Fairy Cakes

Pistachio and coconut mini cupcakes filled with raspberry jam and rose mascarpone whip.

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Rooibos Tea Cookies - fresh pastries baked daily at The Secret Garden Tea Company in Kerrisdale

 

Provence Rooibos Cookies

Soft cookies scented with French lavender, berries, and rooibos tea.

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Gluten Free Cheese Scones at The Secret Garden in Vancouver, BC - Gluten free High Tea, afternoon tea, breakfast, lunch, and desserts

New Scones