At The Secret Garden we enjoy so many teas from India. Sponsoring students is one way we can give back to this amazing country. Since 2006, we have sponsored students through a local charity called HUGGS Canada, a nonprofit dedicated to helping low-income students in India receive education.
Once we sent a sweater to one of our sponsored students, Krishnaveni (pictured above). She wrote, “My dear Kathy Auntie and Erin Auntie, Thank you very much [for the sweater] and when ever I wear that sweater I feel as you are hugging me… I have joined St. Joseph’s college. The college is very nice… I and my family members are very thankful to you for giving me this opportunity.”
Thanks to HUGGS Canada, Krishnaveni received a teaching degree and is now helping other children in India learn vital skills. We’re very grateful to help students like KrishnaVeni grow and flourish!
Special Nutrition Workshop:
All About Healthy Fats and Why Our Bodies Needs Them
At The Secret Garden on Wednesday, July 16
7:15 – 8:15 pm
RSVP required; call us at 604.261.3070 OR click here to sign up today
On Wednesday, July 16, the Secret Garden is hosting a special event! Secret Garden staff member Jessica Viloria will be giving an interactive workshop on healthy fats and nutrition.
During this fun one hour event you’ll learn why our bodies needs fats, try two different food samples, sip Secret Garden tea, and receive special recipes to take home! Food tastings will include one of Secret Garden’s scrumptious salads with an alternate dressing, and an easy cocoa dessert.
This special event is free of charge; donations kindly accepted.
Seating is limited, so please RSVP today by calling 604.261.3070, or click here to sign up online.
We hope to see you there!
Jessica is a student at The Institute of Holistic Nutrition, where she is studying how to provide proper nutrients that the body needs to thrive, heal and prevent disease. She’s also learning how to treat the body as a whole with each person as an individual through food, natural supplements, stress management techniques, and other holistic approaches.
At the Secret Garden, we believe tea time is an important time of the day–whether you pause for tea in the morning, afternoon, or evening. In this busy modern world we live in, taking a tea break gives you a quiet moment to relax and catch your breath. And often, a sweet or savoury treat can make your tea time even more delightful!
One of our most popular sweets is our Mini Lemon Tart. Our light, buttery tart shells, crafted by our pastry chefs, each hold a perfect mouthful of creamy lemon filling. The tarts are sweet, with just enough lemony tang.
Any tea will go great with our sweets. However, one lovely tea pairing for the tarts is the Anniversary Blend Black Tea. We created this tea in celebration of Secret Garden’s inception: Smooth black tea blends with citrusy bergamot (the classic flavor in Earl Grey tea). On top of this, we layer floral jasmine flowers and creamy vanilla.
With sweet vanilla and citrus notes, the Anniversary Blend complements the Mini Lemon Tarts to a tea (pun intended!).
We’d love to host you at our tea room in Vancouver the next time you could use a little tea break. Try this tea pairing or find your own yummy tea and treat combination! You can also order our Lemon Tarts To Go, along with our other sweets and savouries.
Buy Anniversary Blend Black Tea
District Local recently reviewed Secret Garden’s Creamy Earl Grey tea, saying:
“A floral butterscotch candy came to life in the form of a cup of tea, and it is heavenly.”
We quite agree! Visit our shop to try a pot Creamy Earl Grey for yourself, or order it online to enjoy at home.
The Secret Garden has been a long-time supporter of BC Children’s Hospital. Recently we had the pleasure of hosting one cancer patient and her parents for Miracle Weekend, an event which has helped raise over $200 million for BC Children’s Hospital since 1988. This video shares more about the family’s visit to Secret Garden.
Proceeds from our black tea blend, Children’s Hospital Vanilla, also go to BC Children’s Hospital. You can purchase this tea, a playful blend of baby rosebuds, vanilla, and bergamot, at our store or in our Online Shop.
Vancity Buzz has nothing but praise for The Secret Garden:
“Once you’ve decided to experience high tea at the Secret Garden, your next big choice is going to have to be which of the many teas on their extensive list you’re going to sip on. The Kerrisdale tea house’s signature tea service includes all sorts of sweet and savoury items; don’t fear if you can’t finish them all, they will pack them up to go for you to enjoy later at home.”
Here’s a quick iced tea recipe to cool down with when the weather gets hot:
Steep 2 teaspoons of tea leaves in 8 ounces of boiling water, for 3 minutes. Remove leaves and add lemon, sweetener, or milk if desired.
Pour over a glass of ice, and enjoy!
Thank you for again voting us “Best Tea House in Vancouver” in the Georgia Straight Golden Plates 2014! We couldn’t have done it without you!!
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May 23, 2014
“We took the boys to the charming Secret Garden Tea Company. If you haven’t been you must go. A little bit of England plunked itself down in the heart of Kerrisdale.”
Read full article at FamilyFunCanada.com