Kids & Crafts!

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Recently The Secret Garden provided tea and cookies for a Craft Day at Gap Kids in Kerrisdale. Here are a few pics of the adorable budding artists enjoying their crafts & treats!

If you’d like to introduced your young ones to the High Tea tradition, our Children’s High Tea gives them their own little tier of tea sandwiches and sweets, just like the grownups! You can even ask your server for crayons and our colouring page.

See our Children’s High Tea Menu

The classic Chocolate Chip Cookie

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There’s something about classics. We love trying new tea flavors, but more often than not, you’ll find classic Creamy Earl Grey steeping in our teapot!

The chocolate chip cookie is another classic which we love. Our version, the Vanilla Bean Chocolate Chip Cookie, is soft and chewy with a hint of sweet vanilla. It’s the perfect indulgence to pair with your tea or a glass of milk.

Some days, the comfort of a familiar classic is just what you need!


We carry two additional chocolate chip cookies: Gluten Free Vanilla Bean Chocolate Chip Cookies (above left) and Oatmeal Pecan Cookies with Milk Chocolate Pieces (right)!

(Please note our gluten free treats are not prepared in a gluten free environment.)

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Browse our Treats By the Dozen

Our pastry case brimming with treats

Now, what about delicious teas to pair with your chocolate chip cookies? Here are a few of our top picks:

Creamy Earl Grey
As mentioned above, our best-selling Creamy Earl Grey is a great option! With citrusy bergamot and creamy vanilla, it pairs wonderfully with a chocolatey treat.

Nan’s Irish Breakfast
Our Irish Breakfast is a strong, hearty blend of black tea from Kenya and India. It’s perfect with a splash of milk and a chocolate chip cookie on the side!

Vanilla Rooibos
Caffeine-free rooibos has a rich, nutty sweetness. We blend rooibos with creamy vanilla to create a sublime dessert tea that complements chocolate wonderfully.

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Valentine’s High Tea and other treats!

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Our pastry chefs are busy crafting all sorts of treats for Valentine’s High Tea starting this Saturday. Whether you have a tea date with your best friend, celebrate with your sweetie, or enjoy a family get-together, we share a few ideas below to help make Valentine’s extra special this year!

Valentine’s High Tea

Luscious Strawberry Shortcake, Dark Chocolate Cherry Tartelette, a Mini Lemon Tart… these are just a few of the delicious treats in this exclusive High Tea event.

Valentine’s High Tea is only available for four days:
Saturday, February 11 – Tuesday, February 14.

Space is limited, so reserve your table today!



High Tea To Go from The Secret Garden in Vancouver

Tea at home

There’s no place like home! We also offer Valentine’s High Tea To Go, so you can enjoy High Tea in the comfort of your own home.

Order ahead of time and pick up your High Teas to surprise your loved one with a special tea party for two!



Tea & Cookies

Tea and cookies are the perfect combination. Visit our gift shop to pick up a tin of tea and some freshly baked tea cookies which are sure to delight!

Not sure what to buy? You can always give a gift certificate which is good for food as well as tea and gift store items.

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This Valentine’s season, we’re grateful we can help create lifelong memories for so many of our guests  including a customer who recently shared that he proposed to his wife at the Secret Garden!



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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!

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.

Kathy and Erin
Co-owners of The Secret Garden


Last Minute Tea Gifts for Christmas

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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!

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!


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.


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!