From Our Servers With Love

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Friendly staff at The Secret Garden provide good customer service for everyone! Visit us for High Tea in Vancouver, BC

We pride ourselves in hiring outstanding staff who serve with love and help you enjoy the Secret Garden every time you visit. Wendy, one of our regular customers, recently wrote us this kind note:“I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy my getaways to the Secret Garden. You have a lovely team of young women who are gracious and sweet and very welcoming. Best wishes for a healthy, content, prosperous 2015!”

We look forward to hosting you at the Secret Garden very soon!

Valentine’s Weekend High Tea

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You’ll fall in love with our special Valentine’s High Tea!

This special menu is only being served for two days and is $32.95 per person:

  • Secret Garden Egg Pinwheels
  • House-Braised Beef Shortrib Sandwiches on Caper-Pine Nut Foccacia
  • Smoked Salmon and Goat Cheese Terrine on Secret Garden Brioche Bread
  • Scone with Raspberry Jam and Devonshire Cream
  • Orange and Pistachio Raspberry Macaroon Heart
  • Tangy Mini Lemon Curd Tart
  • Strawberry-Rhubarb Shortcake with Lavender Cream
  • Candied Orange and Bitter Chocolate Truffle Torte
  • Special take-home treat

Valentine’s High Tea replaces our regular High Tea on Saturday, February 14 and Sunday, February 15. Call our shop at 604.261.3070 to reserve your table for this special event!

Free Breakfast Mini Scone is Back!

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Did you know we have a full breakfast menu?

Breakfast at the Garden is the best way to start your day. We’ll brew you pot of strong tea like Buckingham Palace, and even serve coffee for those who need a stronger caffeine-kick in the morning!

And along with tea, why not try a freshly-baked cheese scone filled with crisp bacon and scrambled eggs, or Gammy’s apple pancakes, or a French toast croissant?

Now through the end of February, we’re bringing back our popular special: get a free mini scone with jam with any breakfast order of $7 or more! Just mention the Winter Breakfast Special.

Breakfast hours are:

  • Monday-Friday: 8am-11am
  • Saturday: 8am-11pm
  • Sunday: 9am-11pm

We hope to see you soon!

Cupid’s Blend Tea – Free Sample with Online Tea Orders

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sample-cbYou’ll fall in love with our intoxicating blend of Raspberry, Vanilla, and Rose. Our limited edition Cupid’s Blend is only available through February!

We think you’ll agree that black tea and raspberry is a match made in heaven, so we’re giving you a free 5-serving sample of Cupid’s Blend with any tea order of $20 or more! (Not including tax or shipping; only through 2/28/15)

Shop now while love is in the air!

Happy New Year!

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Tea Quotes - Tea is always a good idea

Happy New Year from The Secret Garden!

The holidays can be so busy. We take the new year as a chance to brew up a fresh pot of tea, and celebrate the brand new year ahead of us. We have some exciting things planned for the Garden, and will be sure to keep you posted through this newsletter, as well as our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Whatever your new years resolutions (or lack thereof!) may be, we have one easy suggestion. Take just a few minutes a day to relax over a cup of tea; it’s the perfect way to catch your breath and revive your spirits. Tea: it’s always a good idea!


Community Spotlight: Project Chef

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One of the secret ingredients that makes Secret Garden special is our commitment to giving back to the community. One local nonprofit we work with is Project Chef, a group dedicated to teaching children about healthy eating and empowering them to cook healthy meals themselves.

One young participant thanked us, saying, “I think this is an important program for Kids like me…I want to be a chef when I grow up. I loved that we could make healthy creations and then eat them after!”

Tea Stories: The Secret Garden Baby

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Child-friendly teashop The Secret Garden Tea Company - kids love our teashop in Vancouver

Lucy R. is literally a life-long customer at the Secret Garden. Her mother Andre helped design our original store, and was pregnant with Lucy at the time. Because of this, Kathy calls Lucy the Secret Garden Baby!

Lucy has always loved the Secret Garden, and her favourite tea is Creamy Earl Grey. She enjoys visiting the Garden for special occasions as well as quick tea breaks.

Since Lucy is now in college studying Computer Science, she doesn’t get to visit quite as often. But she still finds time to enjoy her Creamy Earl Grey before classes or while studying. And she’ll always be a special part of the Secret Garden family!

Do you have a special tea story or Secret Garden memory to share? Send us a note!

Tea Feature: Creamy Caramel Rooibos

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Creamy Caramel Rooibos by The Secret Garden Tea Company - quality loose leaf teas in VancouverSecret Garden is best known for our wide array of black teas, but we have many delicious caffeine-free teas too. Our Creamy Caramel Rooibos is a decadent blend of sweet caramel and nutty rooibos herbal tea.

This January, you can stop by to sample Creamy Caramel Rooibos at our shop.

Rooibos is a naturally sweet, caffeine-free herb which produces a deep red infusion. Its rich flavour can even take a bit of milk. For this tea blend, we add a touch of creamy caramel to make a true dessert tea — without the calories!

Buy Creamy Caramel Rooibos