Summer at VanDusen Botanical Garden

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The Secret Garden is good friends with another Garden in the neighborhood: VanDusen Botanical Garden. We even created a special VanDusen Blend Black Tea for them.


Summer is the perfect time to enjoy the Botanical Garden – perhaps even bring your High Tea To Go for a picnic in a beautiful outdoor setting!

Benefits to an annual membership at VanDusen Botanical Garden include unlimited visits to the Botanical Garden and Bloedel Conservatory (except during special events), discounts at participating garden stores and other retailers, discounted tickets for special events at VanDusen, and more.

VanDusen is committed to promoting the appreciation of nature, and educating all generations about plant conservation, biodiversity, and sustainability. We hope you’ll consider supporting this very worthy cause, because we love Gardens of all types!

Summertime is Iced Tea Time!

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Iced Tea at the best teahouse in Vancouver - The Secret Garden Tea Company
Sunday was the first day of summer, and that means it’s time for iced tea! Visit our shop to try these two refreshing teas:


Iced Creamy Earl Grey: Our best-selling black tea blended with bergamot and vanilla, with a squeeze of fresh lemon.

Iced Blue Angel: A sweet and tangy caffeine-free melange of caramel, apples, hibiscus, and cornflower petals.

Iced teas come with one free refill. And just ask if you’d like us to provide you with simple syrup to sweeten your cup!


Charity Spotlight

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Erin Wyder and Kathy Wyder, owners of The Secret Garden Tea Company in Vancouver

Pacific Post Partum Support Society is one of the local nonprofits that Secret Garden supports. Above, Erin and Kathy are pictured with director Sheila Duffy (center) at the Society’s annual fundraising dinner on May 27.

Pacific Post Partum Support Society has been supporting mothers and their families experiencing postpartum/perinatal distress, depression and anxiety for over 40 years.

Their treatment model is based on the philosophy of mothers supporting other mothers. And the organization has a strong network of volunteers, partners, and staff who help them reach out to 3,500 mothers and families per year. We’re proud to support a group that makes such a difference in the lives of families around B.C.!


Tea Story: Friends Forever

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In our last email newsletter we asked you to tell us who you would share High Tea with. We were touched and inspired the stories you shared! Here’s one customer’s tea story:

Patti and Brenda have known each other their whole lives and their fathers were best friends since 1937. Both ladies love tea and have had many happy tea times together over the years. They even exchanged teacups which belonged to each of their mothers.

The two no longer live in the same city, but sometimes they get out their special teacups, brew up some tea, and have a tea party together over Facetime!

We love how tea can bring friends together, even over long distances. We hope you’ll have the chance to connect with someone special over tea this month!

Volunteer Tea for ONE TO ONE Literacy

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The ONE TO ONE Literacy Society is a nonprofit dedicated to providing one-on-one reading assistance to elementary students. This year they celebrate their 25th anniversary, with 300 volunteers working with over 1,000 students in 70 schools across the Vancouver area.

Each year The Secret Garden caters ONE TO ONE’s Volunteer Appreciation Tea. We’re honored to support such a worthy organization and be part of their volunteer celebration!

Pictured below, clockwise: Secret Garden treats; ONE TO ONE board and staff; guest speaker Alix Hawley, author of All True Not a Lie In It (left) with Executive Director Mary McGivern; and volunteers enjoying tea and treats.

Bulk Tea Discounts

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Buy bulk tea online at The Secret Garden Tea Company in Vancouver - quality loose leaf teas and teabags

Do you have a favourite tea you drink all the time? We sell our loose teas in bulk 500g bags which gives you 10% off the retail price! We also offer our Teabag Teas in bulk 200 count packs.

For online orders, you can also try a $2.50 sample of any loose tea (each sample makes about five servings of tea). Enjoy a bulk discount on your go-to teas and find some new favourites in our online tea shop!

Last Chance Teas!

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Some good things must come to an end. The teas below will be discontinued once they sell out in the next few weeks. If you love these teas, now is your last chance to stock up:

Angel’s Dream Black Tea

A heavenly blend of Maple, Blackberry, Green Tea and Indian Assam Black Tea.

Buy Angel’s Dream





Mango Green Tea

Green tea blended with juicy mango and pineapple. An exotic complement to a chutney turkey sandwich, vegetable quiche, or other buttery delights.

Buy Mango Green




Wild Strawberry Green Tea

Sweet strawberries blended with green tea. Pairs wonderfully with mild dishes such as lemon-buttered halibut or berry muffins.

Buy Wild Strawberry




Secret Garden Bukhial Assam

Bold, full-bodied black tea from the Assam region of India. This tea brews up a rich coppery red, and is perfect with milk and sugar.

Buy Secret Garden Assam





Win a FREE High Tea To Go for Two!

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OHigh Tea at The Secret Garden, Vancouver's premier spot for afternoon teaur Vancouver High Tea To Go lets you enjoy the Secret Garden experience anywhere you please. Perhaps a picnic with a friend, a surprise tea party at home, or a special travel meal!

Next week we’re giving away a free High Tea To Go for Two:

To enter the contest, simply visit our Facebook page and leave a comment by May 21 telling us who you would like to share your free High Tea To Go for Two with.We’ll draw one name and announce the winner on May 22, 2015. We look forward to hearing who you will share your special tea time with!