All of our teas taste great over ice, but here are a few of our favorite iced tea recipes to beat the heat this summer:
Iced Hibiscus Punch
Our Blue Angel Herbal Tea is a blend of tangy pink hibiscus blossoms and fruit pieces. Naturally sweet and tangy, it’s popular with kids! To make a low-sugar “fruit punch,” brew Blue Angel twice as strong as normal, then pour it over ice in a heatproof glass. Add a splash of lemonade to taste.
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Lemony Earl Grey
Creamy Earl Grey is one of our best-selling teas. A blend of citrusy bergamot fruit and luscious vanilla, it’s an enchanting twist on a classic tea. Poured over ice, we like to add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and a bit of sugar to bring out the natural, refreshing citrus notes.
Jasmine Mint Green Tea
Brew our Jasmine Green Tea with twice as much tea leaves as usual. Muddle some fresh mint in a cocktail shaker, and add a scoop of ice and a generous squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Add in the steeped green tea and shake. Decant into a glass over ice, and garnish with more mint!
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Local event planner Kristina at The Swank Social recently visited The Secret Garden for High Tea with her girlfriends. She wrote a review on her blog, sharing,
“The girls and I had the most relaxing time catching up, while slowly sipping on our teas and enjoying our savoury and sweet petit fours. I can’t even tell you how great it felt to be able to sit back and connect with my girlfriends for a couple hours (or maybe three) without having to tend to requests from my little ones.
“Okay, and don’t get me started on the high tea menu. As if the mini sandwiches and confections weren’t cute enough, believe me when I say they taste even better than they look.”
Read the full review by The Swank Social
“Doing nothing is respectable at tea.” –Sasaki Sanmi
Many of our regular customers have asked for a punch card. We’re excited to share our new punch card phone app!
Visit 10 times and you’ll get a free bag of tea, in any flavour. You’ll also receive a free petit fruit scone just for joining, and other special treats along the way.
Download the app at app.flok.com, and search for The Secret Garden to get started!
Click here to download the punchcard app
Recipe for a tea party:
One cup of love,
Two pots of tea,
And a handful of friends
To make the moment sweet!
The Georgia Straight Best of Vancouver Reader’s Choice Awards features readers’ favorite places to eat, drink, and shop in Vancouver.
The 2017 ballot is now open! We’ve been voted Best Tea House for many years in a row, and would greatly appreciate your support to maintain our ranking as your favourite local tea house!
Click here to vote for us
Looking for a fun summer outing with your kids? Enjoy a special picnic in the park with our High Tea To Go. When you pick up your High Teas, you might also want to try a few Fairy Cakes or Chocolate Surprise Cookies which are always popular with the little ones!
Click here to learn more about High Tea To Go
Need to stock up our Creamy Earl Grey? June is the perfect month to do so.
For the month of June, The Secret Garden is donating $1 from the sale of every 100g bag of Creamy Earl Grey to help children at Canuck Place Children’s Hospice!
Canuck Place Children’s Hospice helps children with terminal illnesses find joy in an extremely difficult time. Thank you for helping these children experience the joy of being a kid!
Click Here to Buy Creamy Earl Grey
It’s iced tea season! You can now enjoy two of our best selling teas, on the rocks:
Iced Creamy Earl Grey
Citrusy bergamot and creamy vanilla, iced with fresh lemon. So refreshing!
Iced Blue Angel Herbal
Sweet and tangy hibiscus blended with caramel and apple pieces.
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