Pastry Chef Jeanette LeBlanc recently wrote a lovely review of our High Tea on her blog, Beyond the Dough.
Last year Jeanette made a big career change, going from 10 years in marketing, to becoming a pastry student in Vancouver.
Jeanette says, “I believe following your passion is super important and finally truly understand why.” She invites readers to follow her journey in the baking world as she shares delicious photos, stories, and recipes!
Read more reviews on The Secret Garden
We were thrilled to be voted Best Tea House in Vancouver in the Georgia Straight 2015 Golden Plate Awards! This is the fifth consecutive year we’ve been voted top tea house. Thank you to everyone who voted for us!
“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.”
–From The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
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!
Here in Vancover spring is well on its way, and we’re counting down the days. Also, remember that Daylight Savings Time is this Sunday, March 8. Be sure to spring your your clocks forward one hour!
As you enjoy the sunshine, flowers, and fresh air, here are a few teas that are sure to put a spring in your step:
Lavender Earl Grey: French Blue Lavender joins with citrusy bergamot to make this relaxing Earl Grey blend. Inhale the aromatic steam and let your worries drift away.
Jasmine Green Tea: Night-blooming jasmine flowers and light green tea create this delicate, aromatic infusion.
Lysanne our head pastry chef is always creating new treats for our guests, such as the yummy new Gluten Free Cranberry Scone. However we also feature classic sweets which never fail to please. Here are a few of our best-sellers, available by the piece or by the dozen:
Treat availability varies daily. However you can always pre-order our Treats by the Dozen to ensure you have delicious sweets for any special occasion!
“Please dear Lord, if I haven’t been faithful enough to make it to heaven, at least let me make it to a good teashop.”
–Earlene Grey, earlenegrey.com
We’re excited to offer 20 free tickets for the advance screening of The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel on Tuesday, March 4!
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a British comedy-drama, and sequel to the sleeper hit The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Love is in the air as entrepreneurial Sonny Kapoor launches a new hotel in India while simultaneously planning his wedding to the love of his life, Sunaina.
We’re giving 10 customers each 2 free tickets to the advance screening of this movie at Fifth Avenue Cinemas on March 4.
To enter the contest: Visit our shop between now and Monday the 23rd and fill out our comment card at the end of your meal, including your email address to sign up for our email newsletter. On the 24th we will select 10 winners and will email them directly to pick up their free tickets!