If you stop by to enjoy our High Tea, consider pairing your meal with luscious French Earl Grey. It’s classic Earl Grey layered with fragrant rose blossoms, creating a sweet and aromatic infusion.
Or savour your tea with our Blueberry Earl Grey Buttercream Cakes, filled with French Earl Grey-infused buttercream!
Black teas like Creamy Earl Grey and jasmine-infused Buckingham Palace are popular options for High Tea, but French Earl Grey is a delightful alternative with a sweet flavor profile. It will have you saying, “C’est délicieux!”
Click here to buy French Earl Grey Online
Meet Emma, one of our wonderful servers and team leads! Emma is from the UK, and studying to be a nurse here in Canada. One of her favourite Secret Garden teas is Nan’s Irish Breakfast.
If you’re interested in joining the Secret Garden team, click here to apply.
The Secret Garden is excited to host a very special pop-up High Tea event in the lavender fields of Chilliwack!
High Tea in the Lavender Fields
When: Thursday, July 11th, 2019, 6-9pm
Where: Greendale Lavender Company in Chilliwack
Enjoy the fragrant lavender field in full bloom while you watch the sunset over the mountains and savour our premier High Tea service: three tiers of gourmet sweets, savouries, sparkling wine – and of course, tea!
Tickets are limited, so reserve your spot today!
Shirley Smith and Kathy Wyder
Shirley Smith is a long-time friend of the Secret Garden. She is very skilled at sewing, fixing pillows at our old shop and making a green stuffed kitty cat that kids have enjoyed at the Garden for over 20 years!
You can still admire Shirley’s work at our store. Her kitty tea cozy and three plush cats watch over our shop every day!
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Long-time customer Wendy Jarvis and her quilting group, at the old Secret Garden shop
Wendy Jarvis has been coming to The Secret Garden for close to twenty years. She first stumbled upon our place when out for a walk in Kerrisdale with her mother-in-law who was visiting from Toronto and they stopped in for soup and she said she remembers the lovely lunch and connection they had that day.
Over the years, The Garden became her quiet place, where she sought solitude and a few moments away from the busy life of raising her five kids and all the “bungee drives” as she called them – driving the kids to and from school and all of their various extracurriculars.
“It was kind of like a little refuge I found. I considered Secret Garden kind of like my little away time,” she said. She would come and read the paper, write letters or just sit with a cup of tea.
During a home renovation, The Garden became her office and she was here every day for a week. Now, she comes in for a pot of tea and an omelette or scone to reward herself for getting a bunch of errands done.
It’s also a regular gathering spot for her quilting group and they just celebrated one of the members’ 80th birthday here at The Garden.
“For me tea is a ritual,” she says, “the tea cozy, the china, the sugar bowl.”
Wendy says she’s met some great friends through The Garden over the years, other “frequent flyers” as she calls them, and we know we look forward to seeing her every time she comes in as well!
Do you have a Secret Garden story you’d like to share? We’d love to hear from you!
“The people who give you their food give you their heart.” – Cesar Chavez
We put our heart into everything we offer to guests here at the Garden. Pictured above is Paula, our newest kitchen staff. Her favourite Secret Garden treat is our mini lemon tart!
If you’re interested in joining the Secret Garden team, click here to learn more.
“Tea is quiet and our thirst for tea is never far from our craving for beauty.”
— James Norwood Pratt
Berry season is almost here! If you’re in the mood for fresh, juicy berries, you’re sure to love these housemade pastries. All of them are available daily in-store, or you can pre-order them by the dozen for parties and special events:
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Pair Berries with Provence Rooibos
Our caffeine-free Provence Rooibos is the perfect tea to pair with berry pastries, or fresh berries. We blend sweet, nutty rooibos tea with French lavender, elderberries, blueberries, and rose for a floral infusion with bright berry notes.
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Local blogger Keisha at Loving Littles recently enjoyed our Mother’s Day High Tea To Go at the Chilliwack Tulip Festival! She shared,
“I loved how while I sat there I remembered days of being young and pretending to set up my own tea and picnic. Reminiscing and now being able to actually have one as an adult and share that same idea with my daughter was a lot of fun to experience. Seeing her face light up was the best!”
Read her full review here
Click here to order Mother’s Day High Tea To Go
Creamy Earl Grey Black Tea is our daily go-to tea, but it’s easy to forget we have so many other delicious teas to enjoy. For instance, green teas are delicate and refreshing. They have less caffeine than black teas, making it a great afternoon tea option.
If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll love our Green Pear Green Tea – a luscious infusion of smooth green tea, juicy pear, and rose. It pairs wonderfully with a light cheese platter or a fruit parfait!
See our Green Teas