One of our favourite holiday traditions is our Christmas Spice Black Tea, which we only offer this time of year.
This heavenly black tea blend melds citrus peel, almonds, vanilla bean, clove, rose petals, and cardamom to create a naturally sweet infusion with a bit of spice.
We hope you’ll find time to cozy up with a big pot of tea and savor the happy moments this holiday season!
We just had to share this adorable photo from Kathy’s sister Karen. Karen’s cat Ginger is enjoying a cozy tea time by the fireplace!
What tea is Ginger enjoying, we wonder… Ginger Lemongrass? Pep-purrmint? Perhaps Cream-meow Earl Grey!
We love walking into the Secret Garden on a crisp fall day, anticipating the hot tea, fun conversation, and delicious treats we’ll be enjoying soon!
We recently introduced a delicious new Kale Salad to our lunch menu: tender kale and romaine dressed with parmesan Caesar dressing, toasted almonds, and garlic cheese croutons.
And we’re very excited to introduce a new High Tea Menu for autumn:
October/November High Tea
- Secret Garden Egg Pinwheels
- Hickory Pork and Shiitake Mushroom on Mini Croissants
- South American Roast Beef on Petit Cheddar-Chive Corn Muffins
- Scone with Raspberry Jam and Devonshire Cream
- Tea Cake Slices
- Tangy Mini Lemon Curd Tart
- Pink Grapefruit Cupcake with Lavender Frosting
- Autumn Pumpkin Pie with Milk Chocolate Ganache
- Pot of tea (your choice)
High Tea seatings are three times daily at 12pm, 2:15pm, and 4:30pm. Call 604.261.3070 to make your reservation!
We’re excited to introduce the newest treat crafted by our pastry team Lysanne and Natania: Apple Pecan Tarts. Delicate, buttery tart shells are filled with rich pecan frangipane and sweet apple rosettes. Perfect with a pot of Creamy Earl Grey!
Sue is a customer who works at Hager Books around the corner from our store. Recently her nephew was diagnosed with a chronic liver disease called Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC). Before his illness he was an avid athlete, in his second year of college on a baseball scholarship.
Sue and her family discovered that very little is known about how to treat PSC, so they undertook the huge task of raising enough money to fund medical research. They recently held a fundraiser, to which Secret Garden donated. So far Sue and her family have raised $33,000 of their $50,000 goal!
To donate to their goal, please visit the Canadian Liver foundation at liver.ca/psc. Sue also emphasized the importance of becoming an organ donor. She said, “It is the greatest gift you can give and can save many lives!”
Donate to the PSC Research Fund
We have a new treat to share with you!
Our pastry chef took our fresh, housemade shortbread and infused it with rosemary, olive oil, and a hint of sea salt. It’s the perfect balance of sweet and savoury. Buttery, flaky, and delicious with a cup of tea!
Buy Rosemary Olive Oil Shortbread
Many guests don’t realize that you can purchase our sweet treats a la carte, to enjoy in our shop or to go!
Visit our shop to peruse our pastry case and order sweets by the piece. You can also pre-order both sweets and savouries by the dozen for parties and special events.
Here are a few of our sweets, all baked fresh in-house:
Scones, flavour varies daily
Muffins, flavour varies daily
Other pastries and sweets
We would love for you to take a few moments to fill out the survey below!
If your complete this survey by April 15, 2015, you’ll receive a coupon code for $5 off your next Online Tea Order or Treats To Go order (online purchases only). After clicking “Submit” at the end of the survey, scroll up the page to view the coupon code.
As a female-owned company, we’re happy to see groups like the TELUS Women’s Network, which supports the professional development of women at the global telecommunications company TELUS.
Recently the Vancouver chapter of the TELUS Women’s Network held a fundraiser for Soroptimist International of Vancouver, part of a global charity dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls locally and internationally.
The Secret Garden donated a gift basket for their fundraiser, which in total raised $800 for Soroptimist International! Below is a photo of the event planning committee enjoying High Tea at The Secret Garden:
It doesn’t take much to convince us to have tea, but when we see people on TV or in a movie enjoying tea, we can’t help but wish we were sipping our own cup of Creamy Earl Grey!
Do you have a favourite TV show or movie in which the characters enjoy tea? If so, tell us on Facebook by 3/15 for a chance to win a free pot of tea and a scone!
You’ll get an extra entry into the drawing if you describe the scene. We look forward to hearing your recommendations–mostly so we can find some new favourite movies and shows to enjoy!