The Urban Tea Merchant Honoured with the DVBIA's Emerging Leader Award

The DVBIA's Emerging Leader Award, recognizes an entrepreneurial spirit and an early track record of innovation. The Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association recognized The Urban Tea Merchant as this year's Emerging Leader at the annual Downtown Appreciation Awards on June 23rd, 2016. 
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The Urban Tea Merchant has imported a decidedly unique concept to North America: The luxury of tea. The family-run company operates a signature store complete with a Tea Salon boasting white linen tablecloth and exquisitely-crafted, tea-infused edibles. 
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This flagship location at 1070 West Georgia Street will soon be converted into the first TWG Tea Salon & Boutique in North America. The Urban Tea Merchant are currently the Exclusive Canadian distributors of TWG Tea and are served in luxury hotels, retailers and restaurants in Canada such as Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Nosh, Hawksworth Restaurant, Loden Hotel, Edgewater Casino, Nordstrom, and Tiffany & Co. 
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The Urban Tea Merchant has been a staunch and visionary advocate for neighbouring Alberni Street ever since setting up shop in the area, always coming to the table with innovative ideas. They've formed partnerships with the Goh Ballet's Nutcracker Ballet, and Holt Renfrew, and eagerly volunteered to hang sound-activated lights on cherry blossom trees outside their plaza for the DBVIA public space program Chromesthesia.
Family members teach a Tea Association of Canada certified Tea Sommelier Program at Vancouver Community College, and their skilled chefs serve tea-infused food and signature cocktails - all in keeping with the international rituals of tea. 
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"We are entrepreneurial. We experienced the luxury of tea in Paris and fell in love with that old world charm. That's what we've brought to Vancouver. The DVBIA has been incredibly supportive of our overall vision."
- Karinna James, Co-Founder, The Urban Tea Merchant
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604-692-0071 
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Celebrate Father's Day with the Brunch Tea Set 

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Every Father deserves a deluxe celebration on his special day. Treat your father to an exquisite Father's Day Brunch menu at The Urban Tea Merchant on June 19th. 
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Combining favourites of a brunch and afternoon tea experience, the Brunch Tea Set offers a three-tier platter filled with savouries such as Petite Steak ’n’ Eggs with Duck Fat Potatoes, Scotch Pancakes with Creme Fraiche and Caviar and sweets such as “Alfonso Tea” Panna Cotta Verrine with Passion Mango Mousse and Pineapple. 

Every Father will receive a special takeaway gift.
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The Father's Day Brunch is offered June 19th from 10am - 1pm.
Reservations are recommended
1070 West Georgia Street
604-692-0071 

Join us for a Tea Gastronomy Experience at The Urban Tea Merchant hosted by Indian Summer Art Society

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At the forefront of Tea Gastronomy in Vancouver, The Urban Tea Merchant is delighted to host an exclusive tea appreciation featuring TWG Tea, the world’s finest luxury tea brand, to share its savour-faire, creating the ultimate tea experience for novices and tea lovers alike. A specially curated selection of exquisite TWG Tea fine harvests and tea blends will be paired with tea-infused sweets and savouries at The Urban Tea Merchant’s Tea Salon. Tea Gastronomy, Tea Appreciation, The Urban Tea Merchant

The 30-minute tea appreciation will be conducted by The Urban Tea Merchant's certified Tea Sommelier and will include instructions on basic tea knowledge, the history of tea; the different varieties of tea and their properties; and how to pair tea with cuisine. The session will be embellished with the serving of a specially created four course menu of tea-infused savouries and dessert including a Tea-Infused Mocktail.

Enjoy a four course tasting and tea pairing menu on Thursday May 12th at 5:30pm. Tickets to this members-only event are $75 (including tax and tip).

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Open to Indian Summer Arts Society members, patrons and artist alumni, the Indian Summer Supper Club curates exciting dinner gatherings four times per year. The Urban Tea Merchant hosts the May edition.

Visit the Indian Summer Supper Club website to purchase tickets for the event.

A Spring Inspired Tea Experience: Sakura Tea Set

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Spring in Japan sees visitors from all corners of the world gathering to catch a glimpse of the mesmerizing beauty of the new blooms of Sakura. With the breathtaking display also comes a reminder of the transitory character of nature’s beautiful creations.Sakura Tea Set, Sakura! Sakura! Tea, The Urban Tea Merchant, High Tea, Afternoon Tea, Tea SetMiso Maple Sablefish, Shiso Leaf, “Sakura! Sakura! Tea” Radish

Celebrate the spring season and the blooming cherry blossoms in Vancouver with the Sakura Tea Set. Presented on a beautiful glass platter, this afternoon tea includes delightful Japanese inspired tea-infused savouries and sweets. 

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Sencha” Stained Seared Scallop, Wild Boar Jam, Yuzo Jelly

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A Spring Tea Gastronomy experience not to be missed! Select from an enchanting list of TWG Tea's spring collection to pair perfectly with this tea set. Haute Couture Tea Collection, TWG Tea, Tea Set, Sakura Tea

The Sakura Tea Set is $45 per person (2 person service) 
Offered April 1st - April 30th 
Reservations are Recommended 

The Urban Tea Merchant, Downtown Vancouver
Book Online or Call 604-692-0071

Celebrate Easter with Elegant Tea Services

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Celebrate Easter with family and friends from a selection of elegant Tea Services

Offered March 25th, 26th, 27th & 28th

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Easter Brunch Tea Service - Served from 10am - 1pm Easter Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Tea, Easter Brunch, Tea Services, EasterCombining favourites of a brunch and afternoon tea experience, we offer a three-tier platter filled with savouries such as scrambled eggs with Northern Divine Caviar and sweets such as "Eternal Summer Tea" Panna Cotta. 

Easter Tea Service (Signature Tea Service) Easter Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Tea, Easter Brunch, Tea Services, EasterOur Signature Tea Service - Easter inspired - is served on a three-tier afternoon platter with a full range of savouries such as Atlantic lobster torchon infused with "Lemon Bush Tea" and "White Secret Tea" duck breast with marinated cherries and sweets such as "Alfonso Tea" infused mango panna cotta with honey milk caviar and "Almond Tea" infused Petit Four. 

MadHatter's Tea Service (children under 12 years) Children will go on a whimsical journey with the MadHatter's Tea Service. An afternoon tea made just for children! Served on a 'petite' three-tiered platter which includes tasty tea sandwiches, sweets and a fresh scone with jelly and devon creme. Choose from a lovely selection of children-friendly Rooibos teas such Creme Caramel TeaHigh Chair is available per request. 

Reservations Recommended 

Book Online or Call 604-692-0071 

Valentine's Tea experiences to enjoy with your loved one

Valentine’s Tea for Two

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Celebrate with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day with a “Tea for Two”. This Afternoon Tea Set Menu includes 2 TWG Tea’s, 2 Signature Tea-Infused Cocktails, a selection of Finger Sandwiches, 2 Tea-Infused Chocolates, 2 Tuxedo Strawberries and 2 special Tea-Infused Valentine’s Dessert to share. Each Tea Set includes 50grams of Valentine’s themed tea to take home.

Make a Reservation or call 604-692-0071

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The Platinum Tea Service is a romantic tea experience to enjoy this Valentine’s Day. Indulge in the most luxurious Tea Gastronomy experience that includes Tea-Infused Duck Breast, Fois Gras, Northern Divine Caviar and with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot.

Included February 13th & 14th is a takeaway gift from TWG Tea’s Caviar Collection.

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Reservations are recommended.
Book Online or call 604-692-0071

Announcing a new Pop-Up at Holt Renfrew, Vancouver

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Just in time for Chinese New Year, The Urban Tea Merchant will be opening up a Pop-Up Store in Holt Renfrew, Vancouver starting February 4th - February 14th. Located on the 1st floor near the cosmetic department. 
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In honour of Chinese New Year and the Year of the Monkey, The Urban Tea Merchant will be featuring TWG Tea's Packaged Teas, Tea Ware, and Tea Gifts including the newest Haute Couture Tea - Jasmine Monkey King Tea
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Wishing one and all a spirited Year of the Monkey! 
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The Urban Tea Merchant
Buy Online or at our Downtown Locations
Downtown Signature Store: 1070 West Georgia Street
Holt Renfrew, Vancouver Pop-Up (located on 1st floor)

Holiday Afternoon and High Tea Experiences

Festive Tea Service - a festive afternoon and high tea experience for the holidays

 Festive Tea Service

Celebrate the holiday season with the Festive Tea Service. Served on a three-tiered platter with holiday savouries and sweets - this afternoon tea is a perfect way to share memories this season! Choose from a selection of TWG Tea's festive teas including the exceptional White Christmas Tea to enjoy with your festive high tea!

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Nutcracker inspired afternoon and high tea for children

Children's Sugar Plum Tea Service

Visions of sugar plums danced in their heads...Share the magic this holiday season with your children with our Nutcracker inspired afternoon tea. This sugar plum themed high tea is served on a 'petite' three-tiered platter which includes tasty tea sandwiches, sweets and a fresh scone with jelly and devon creme. Choose from a lovely selection of children-friendly Rooibos teas such as Red Christmas Tea or Creme Caramel Tea!

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Holiday Weekend Family Brunch

Every Saturday and Sunday in December from 10am - 1pm, live classical holiday music will be playing in the Tea Salon while you enjoy our elegant afternoon and high tea services.

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Enjoy high tea during brunch hours with our elegant Brunch Tea Service served on a large three-tiered platter which includes scrambled eggs with Northern Divine Caviar. The younger members of the family can enjoy the Sugar Plum Tea Service which includes tasty tea sandwiches and Christmas Tea-Infused sweets!

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Holiday Tea Cocktails & Mocktail

Indulge in our holiday afternoon and high tea experiences with our stylish and delicious selection of Holiday Tea Cocktails this season. Whether you are celebrating this season with some bubbly or wanting to enjoy ‘happy hour’ with friends and colleagues, our Holiday Tea Cocktail & Mocktail are a great way to have some fun and share those special moments. Pair them with one of our delectable Tea-Infused Desserts or any of our Tea Services as a nice treat this festive season in our Tea Salon!

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Platinum Tea Service

The Platinum Tea Service is a unique afternoon tea experience to enjoy over the holiday season and to ring in the New Year! Indulge in the most luxurious Tea Gastronomy high tea experience that includes Tea-Infused Duck Breast, Fois Gras, Northern Divine Caviar and with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot.

Offered throughout the Holiday Season including New Year’s Eve (closed New Year’s Day).

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Private and Semi-Private Dining options available.

Reservations are recommended.

Book Online at www.urbantea.com or call 604-692-0071

Store Hours:

Monday - Wednesday 10am - 7pm, Thursday - Saturday 10am - 8pm, Sunday 10am - 7pm

Holiday Hours:

Christmas Eve 10am - 5pm, Christmas Day - Closed, New Year’s Eve - 10am - 8pm, New Year’s Day - Closed

Tea Gastronomy Experience - Dine Out Vancouver 2016 Event

A Tea Gastronomy Experience: 5-Course Tasting & Tea Pairing Menu


January 15th, 16th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 28th, 29th and 30th

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Sitting times: 5:00pm & 7:00pm (2 hours)


*$86 per person

Enjoy a unique evening at The Urban Tea Merchant with a special event created especially for Dine Out Vancouver Festival guests. Tea is woven into every aspect of the Tasting Menu.

The Tea Gastronomy experience draws from the vast collection of TWG Tea’s fine harvest and exclusive blends, integrating a myriad of these signature teas into the Chef & Tea Sommelier’s five-Course Tasting Menu - introducing a whole new world of sensations and flavours to foodies and tea lovers.

Begin with a Signature Tea-Infused Cocktail and venture onto courses paired with remarkable TWG Teas, specially selected by The Urban Tea Merchant’s own Tea Sommelier.

This tasting consists of such delicacies like:

  • Amuse Bouche: Red Grape rolled in Goat Cheese and "Caramel Tea" infused Candid Pecans
  • Apertif: Prestige "French Press"
  • "Imperial Keemun" encrusted Tuna Tataki, Wasabi Aioli, Yuzu Gel, Ponzu, Dried Mandarin Segments
    Pairing: Love Me Tea
  • "Jade of Africa Tea" Pork Belly, Pan Seared Scallop, Gold and Red Beet Purée, Beet Powder Pairing: Jade of Africa Tea
  • Roma Tomatoes, Smoked Bocconcini, Dehydrated Olives, Balsamic Pearls, Basil Aioli, "Sencha" Salt
    Pairing: Lung Ching Imperial
  • "Moroccan Mint Tea" infused Lamb Chop, Herbed Tri Color Quinoa, Dehydrated Tomato, Fig Gastrique
    Pairing: Alexandria Tea
  • "Chocolate Mint Truffle Tea" Creme Brûlée, Caramelized Banana and Dried Raspberries Pairing: Milk Oolong
  • Digestif: Red Balloon Tea Liquor

*Includes Tea-Infused Cocktail Pairings, 5-Course Tasting Menu and TWG Tea Pairings. Taxes, Gratuity and Ticketing Fees are not included.

Price is per person. No substitutions. Please present your paper ticket upon arrival. No cancellations within 48 hours of the event.

BOOK ONLINE

1070 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, 604-692-0071

www.urbantea.com

The Urban Tea Merchant's Christmas Pop-Up at BOBOLI

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On Saturday, December 12th, we will have a Pop-Up Store at BOBOLI on Granville Street. 
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Shop TWG Tea's Packaged Teas, Gift Sets, Teapots and More! 
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604-692-0071

Holiday Celebrations

If you are looking for an intimate Tea Experience or Cocktail Reception, The Urban Tea Merchant can accommodate Holiday Celebrations to create lasting memories..  


Events & Private Dining 

View our Menu Offerings

Contact albernisalon@urbantea.com or call 604-692-0071
to learn more about our Holiday Menu and seasonal offerings

 

Afternoon Tea & Jazz

Enjoy an afternoon with Live Jazz on our Tea Garden Patio and a lovely selection of Tea-Infused Desserts, Afternoon Tea & Iced Tea!

Treat your Mom to Enchanting Tea Services this Mother's Day

Mother's Day Tea Service
Offered May 8th, 9th, & 10th 

Indulge your mother with an enchanting treat with The Urban Tea Merchant’s Mother’s Day Tea Services.

Mother's Day Tea Service

 

The Mother’s Day Brunch Service features a three-tier platter filled with savouries such as scrambled egg with Northern Divine Caviar and creme fraiche and sweets such as "Lemon Bush Tea" Panna Cotta. A perfect way to spend the morning with your beloved mother.

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The Mother’s Day Tea Service, served starting at 11:30am, features a splendid selection of handcrafted tea-infused tea sandwiches, petite savories, and delightfully luscious sweets. Offered in the tea service is an optional sparkling Tea Cocktail infused with TWG Tea.

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Each mom will receive a 50g TWG Tea gift to take away. There is no better way to show your love and appreciation for the most important woman in your life. This special tea service is available from May 8th to May 10th at our Downtown Vancouver Tea Salon.

Reservations Required. Please call or Book Online 

1070 West Georgia Street, 604-692-0071

www.urbantea.com

 

Celebrating Easter Weekend with Fun and Whimsical Tea Services

Special Easter Tea Services Offered on April 3rd, April 4th, April 5th & April 6th
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Offered during the Easter weekend, the Easter Tea Service, Easter Brunch Service and MadHatter's Tea Service (for children) is a perfect way to share this time with family and friends! 
Choose from a selection of spring teas including TWG Tea's Tea Party Tea and Sakura! Sakura! Tea.
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*Open Easter Sunday
Visit our West Georgia Street location or Holt Renfrew, Vancouver Kiosk 
Reservations for Tea Services at the Georgia Street location recommended 
604-692-0071
www.urbantea.com

A Tea Gastronomy Experience - Dine Out Vancouver, 2015

 January 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, 30th, and 31st
Sitting times: 5:00pm & 7:00pm (2 hours)

Amuse Bouche - $125 per person*

Regular - $85 per person**

Dine Out Vancouver, Tea Gastronomy

Enjoy a unique evening at The Urban Tea Merchant with a special event created especially for Dine Out Vancouver Festival guests. Tea is woven into every aspect of the Tasting Menu. The Tea Gastronomy experience draws from the vast collection of TWG Tea’s fine harvest and exclusive blends, integrating a myriad of these signature teas into the Chef & Tea Sommelier’s Tasting Menu - introducing a whole new world of sensations and flavours to foodies and tea lovers. 

Begin with a Signature Tea-Infused Cocktail and venture on to courses paired with remarkable TWG Teas, specially selected by The Urban Tea Merchant’s own Tea Sommelier. 

A Tea Gastronomy Experience: Amuse Bouche

The 8-course tastings consists of such delicacies like: 

  • Egg in a Nest with Caviar, "Tokyo Singapore Tea" Smoked Salmon Custard, Speck Bacon, and Truffle Aioli. Paired with "Imperial Keemun".
  • The Tea-Infused Crusted Rack of Lamb paired with “Earl Grey Pu-erh Tea” 
  • Pickled Carrot Salad with Frisse, Pickled Celery, Textures of Carrot, Savory Carrot Cake, Almonds, Dates, “Jade of Africa Tea” Cream Cheese, and Pumpkin seeds. Paired with Jade of Africa Tea-Cocktail
  • Camelot Tea” & Sweet Potato Soup with Crème Fraiche
  • Dignitary’s Tea” Crusted Beef Carpaccio paired with a smoky Tea-Infused Cocktail
  • Tea-Infused Ling Cod with Parsnips, Pickled Beach Mushrooms and Porcini paired with “Weekend in Moscow Tea
  • Iced Tea with frozen 1837 Black Tea Granita. Paired with “1837 Black Tea” French Press
  • Chocolate & Peanut Butter Bar with Tea-infused Chocolate Ganache, Toasted Peanuts, Dolce de Leche, and fresh Raspberries paired with “Milk Oolong

A Tea Gastronomy Experience: Regular

This tasting consists of such delicacies like: 

  • Egg in a Nest with Caviar, "Tokyo Singapore Tea" Smoked Salmon Custard, Speck Bacon, and Truffle Aioli. Paired with Imperial Keemun.
  • Pickled Carrot Salad with Frisse, Pickled Celery, Textures of Carrot, Savoury Carrot Cake, Almonds, Dates, “Jade of Africa Tea” Cream Cheese, and Pumpkin seeds. Paired with Jade of Africa Tea Cocktail
  • Iced Tea with frozen 1837 Black Tea Granita. Paired with “1837 Black Tea” French Press
  • The Tea-Infused Crusted Rack of Lamb paired with “Earl Grey Pu-erh Tea” 
  • OR
  • Tea-Infused Ling Cod with Parsnips, Pickled Beach Mushrooms and Porcini paired with “Weekend in Moscow Tea” 
  • Chocolate & Peanut Butter Bar with Tea-infused Chocolate Ganache, Toasted Peanuts, Dolce de Leche, and fresh Raspberries paired with “Milk Oolong"

Reservations Please. Please visit Tickets Tonight to purchase your tickets.

* Includes a Tea-Infused Cocktail, 8-Course Tasting Menu, 8 Tea Pairings, and a TWG Tea Gift valued at $38. Gratuity not included, and price listed is per person.  

**Includes Tea-Infused Cocktail Pairings, 5-Course Tasting Menu and TWG Tea Pairings. Taxes and Processing Service Fees Not Included. Gratuity not included.

No substitutions. Please present your paper ticket upon arrival. 

No cancellations within 48 hours of the event.

The Urban Tea Merchant

1070 West Georgia Street, Vancouver

 

 

Goh Ballet's Sugar Plum Tea Service at The Urban Tea Merchant - December 22nd, 2014

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While sipping on the tastes of Christmas through a delightful selection of enchanting festive TWG Tea’s, the joys of the Nutcracker story comes to life. In philanthropic partnership with Vancouver’s Goh Ballet, it is a reminder that The Urban Tea Merchant is a wonderful family tea experience to be shared this holiday season. 
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On December 22nd, from 10am - 12pm, The Urban Tea Merchant will be hosting a special tea service for children under 12 years old called the Sugar Plum Tea Service. Up to 21 children who won a contest earlier this year, will be treated to this magical event.
This is specially created with tea-infused finger sandwiches and sweets every child will love! During this time, a special visit from the Sugar Plum Fairy will occur and there will be a chance for each guest to have a photo taken with her.
Adults who wish to accompany their children may also purchase tickets for $38 per person which will include a Brunch Tea Service and a selection of TWG Tea to enjoy.
Tickets are now SOLD OUT for this event. 
Visit us at our Downtown Location, Holt Renfrew - Vancouver Kiosk or Shop Online
www.urbantea.com
1070 West Georgia, Vancouver
604-692-0071

This Christmas season, visit The Urban Tea Merchant's Pop-Up Kiosk in Holt Renfrew

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Featuring an array of TWG Tea gifts for the Holiday season, this is the third year that The Urban Tea Merchant has a pop-up store in Holt Renfrew. Just in time for Christmas gift giving, shoppers at Holt Renfrew, Vancouver can savour the exquisite specialty teas from TWG Tea and expert knowledge of The Urban Tea Merchant, in a bright and airy tea shop, located just inside the Holt Renfrew Sky Bridge. The Pop-Up Boutique features a carefully curated selection of unique TWG Teas for the holiday season, Gift Hampers, Tea Accessories, and exquisite Teapots perfect for season, or for simply enjoying oneself.

Visit us on the Sky Bridge starting November 7th and select from a range of tea gifts perfect for the Christmas season!

 

Step into the Fashion World with the Haute Couture Tea Service at The Urban Tea Merchant

 

This fall, celebrate the world of haute couture fashion with the Haute Couture Tea Service. Presented on a three-tiered platter of chic and delectable savouries and sweets infused with TWG Tea. Includes a glass of Silver Moon French Press Cocktail.

TWG Tea has created the Haute Couture Tea Collection. A collection of exclusive blends and fashionable tea packaging. Receive a $5 Gift Voucher towards a TWG Tea Haute Couture Tea Tin when ordering the Haute Couture Tea Service. One per person. 

 

Call 604-692-0071 or Reserve Online
www.urbantea.com 

Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival through September 8th with TWG Tea's Mooncake Collection

Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival through September 8th at The Urban Tea Merchant with TWG Tea Mooncakes and our Moon Festival Tea Service

Moon Festival Tea Service

Purchase the TWG Tea Mooncake Gift Sets through the online order form (for pick-up in store only) or visit our Downtown location.

*While supplies last 

 

1070 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
604-692-0071
www.urbantea.com 

 

A Taste of Music, live music summer series

“The music of tea is the melody that soothes me.” – Morgan Christiansen

We're are excited to present you 'A Taste of Music', our summer series of live music.  While relaxing with tea-infused cocktails, canapés, shared plates and desserts, enjoy performances of soothing music for the soul.

ADRIAN VERDEJO Friday, July 4 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Adrian Verdejo is a Vancouver guitarist known for his dynamic and diverse performances. He'll be performing light classical music on acoustic guitar. Join on Facebook

YALETOWN STRING QUARTET - Friday, July 11 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm
The Yaletown String Quartet is the west coast's most innovative string quartet. This highly sought-after group will be performing jazz, latin and classical music. Join on Facebook

KOZUE MATSUMOTO - Friday, July 18 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Kozue performs on koto, a Japanese traditional music instrument. Join on Facebook

JERRY BOEY TRIO - Friday, July 25 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Jerry and his group enjoy performing jazz standards, with a fresh and listenable twist! Join on Facebook

For more information and to receive the latest updates, visit us on our Facebook Page.


LIMITED SEATING, RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED
Call 604-692-0071 or Reserve Online at urbantea.com

A Taste of Jazz

5:00 - 7:30pm, Friday June 27
featuring Jerry Boey Trio


A Taste of Jazz - an evening of jazz and tea

The TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival kicks off this Friday, June 20 and runs until July 1. The Urban Tea Merchant would like to give a warm toast to a great start to the festival by having an evening of jazz and tea with the Jerry Boey Trio, performing jazz standards with a fresh and listenable twist!

Seafood Trio

Enjoy a special evening of jazz while relaxing with tea-infused cocktails, canapés, shared plates and desserts.

Celebrate Mother's Day at The Urban Tea Merchant

Treat your mother to an elegant Tea Service this Mother's Day with over 300 varieties of TWG Tea to choose from.

Offering both a special Mother's Day Brunch Service and a Mother's Day Tea Service
 May 9th, May 10th & May 11th 
*Special Seating time May 10th & May 11th

 

The Mother's Day Tea Service features a splendid selection of handcrafted tea-infused tea sandwiches, petite savories, and delightfully luscious sweets. Offered in the tea service is an optional sparkling Tea Cocktail infused with TWG Tea. 

 

 

Also offering the Mother's Day Brunch Service which served on a three-tiered platter and includes a delightful selection selection of savouries such as poached eggs benedict, and baby shrimp scrambled eggs served with Divine Caviar. Also included are fresh scones and petite sweets. Offered in the Brunch Tea Service is an optional Tea-Infused Mimosa infused with TWG Tea.

 

Seating Times: 
Mother’s Day Brunch Service 
9:30am - 11:00am 
11:30am - 1:00pm
Mother’s Day Tea Service 
11:30 - 1:00pm 
1:30 - 3:00pm 
3:30 - 5:00pm 
5:30 - 7:00pm

 

Please call 604-692-0071 or Book Online to reserve

WIN a box of TWG Tea Macarons!

To celebrate the love of Macarons, send us the story of your favourite TWG Tea Macaron via Twitter or Facebook and you WIN a box of TWG Tea macarons! 

 

Tweet or Facebook your contest entry including the tags #macaron and @urban_tea between March 15 - 30!

 

CONTEST RULES AND REGULATIONS
1. Post your entry to Twitter or Facebook and the tags #macaron and @urban_tea between March 15, 2014 to March 30, 2014.
2. Winner's name and entry will be published on our website at www.urbantea.com and The Urban Tea Merchant's Twitter feed and Facebook Page. 
3. The winning entry will be chosen based on best story about a favourite TWG Tea macaron. Photos are optional, but will be strongly considered.
4. The winner will be notified within seven days after the contest is closed.
5. The winner will receive a box of TWG Tea Macarons.  There will be no exchanges or cash value.  The winner must pick up the prize in person in our store located at 1070 W. Georgia St., Vancouver, B.C. by no later than April 7, 2014.

The Urban Tea Merchant is participating with Dine Out Vancouver 2014

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Festival Event: After 5 Tea Cocktail Service - $38 per person* - January 17, 18, 23, 24, 30, 31, February 1

Enjoy a unique evening at The Urban Tea Merchant with a special event created especially for Dine Out Vancouver Festival guests. The After 5 Cocktail Service begins with a tea-infused Cocktail. Choose from our cocktail menu of drinks such as Matcha Sour, Lapsang Souchong Caesar, or Bain de Rose Martini's.

Then, share an elegant platter for two of tea infused savouries and sweets. This shared platter consists of such delicacies as our miso-maple glazed sable fish in butter lettuce, seared tuna tataki infused with ‘Singapore Breakfast tea, tea infused macarons and chocolate dipped ‘Coconut Tea madeleines. View full menu.

In addition, you can choose your pot of tea from a selection of 250 single origin and exclusive blended teas.

Date: January 17, 18, 23, 24, 30, 31, February 1

Sitting times: 5:00, 6:00, 7:00pm (90 minutes)

* Includes a tea infused cocktail, shared platter service for two, and an $8 credit toward any pot of TWG tea. Tax and Gratuity not included, and price listed is per person.
1070 West Georgia, Vancouver
Purchase tickets at The Urban Tea Merchant, Downtown
604-692-0071

TWG Tea Pop-Up Shops in Holt Renfrew, Calgary & Vancouver this Holiday Season

TWG Tea during the Holidays: Offering a Magical Christmas in Holt Renfrew, Calgary and Holt Renfrew, Vancouver


This Christmas, we are excited to announce TWG Tea will have Pop-Up shops in Holt Renfrew Calgary and Vancouver! From November 26th - December 7th, TWG Tea’s Pop-Up will be featured in Holt Renfrew, Calgary. Starting December 11th - 22nd, TWG Tea will be in Holt Renfrew, Vancouver. An array of TWG Tea gifts and teapots are perfect during gift giving season! 

Have a magical Christmas with TWG Tea!

Visit us online, in-store at our Downtown, Vancouver location or one of the Pop-Up Shops this holiday season.


www.urbantea.com

The Urban Tea Merchant & TWG Tea's Pop-Up Store at Holt Renfrew

The Urban Tea Merchant & TWG Tea's Pop-up Shop in Holt Renfrew, Vancouver

Just in time for Mid-Autumn Festival, shoppers at Holt Renfrew Vancouver can savor the exquisite specialty teas and expert knowledge of The Urban Tea Merchant, in a bright and airy tea shop, located just inside the Holt Renfrew Vancouver Sky Bridge. The pop up will feature a carefully curated selection of unique teas and gifts, perfect for gift giving.

From Sept. 9th through Sept. 19th, The Urban Tea Merchant will be selling a beautiful array of TWG Tea gifts and accessories at Holt Renfrew, Vancouver.

Located on the 3rd floor at the top of the Sky Bridge.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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DVBIA's Summer Downtown Libations to be hosted at The Urban Tea Merchant

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Tea-infused cocktail time that is! Unwind on the beautiful patio of The Urban Tea Merchant (1070 West Georgia Street) for this summer's edition of Downtown Libations. Meet other downtown business members and sip summery tea-inspired drinks as you browse the retail boutique that features over 250 exclusive blends of TWG Tea.

 

But what would tea be without the service?  We have you covered. We will have a tantalizing selection of traditional and modern West Coast tea-infused nibbles to go with your cuppa! 

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Time/Date: Wednesday, August 28 from 4-6pm 

Location: The Urban Tea Merchant: 1070 West Georgia Street, Vancouver (T: 604-692-0071)

Cost: RSVP is required by August 23rd, 2013. As space is limited, priority will be given to DVBIA members. Visit downtownvancouver.net to register. 

Register: Free for DVBIA members. $20 for guests. (tickets sold in advance only, limited quantity)

 

Graciously sponsored by: 

 

 

 

 

Celebrating those special moments at The Urban Tea Merchant

A special engagement story celebrated at The Urban Tea Merchant

"The Urban tea Merchant is our all time favorite date spot in Vancouver because of its delicious food and refreshing tea selections, which are provided in a relaxing environment where you can spend quality time together as a couple. Although Matt was working in Toronto for about a year now, he wanted to make our 6 year anniversary special. So he planned for myself and a good friend to have afternoon tea for some "quality girl time". Little did I know that while having dessert, Matt would be standing at the entrance with a bouquet of roses. I cried and smiled at the surprise of Matt's visit in town and cried some more as he got down on one knee and proposed! I was totally blown away as all the staff and people present cheered and we were presented with a glass of bubbly. It was so sweet and I've never been happier."

- Matthew and Fredalyn

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TWG Tea's Wedding Collection: Grand Wedding Tea

Enjoy the exclusive TWG Tea and create lasting impressions and lingering sensations as precious as moments they celebrate. Artfully packaged in beautifully conceived boxes, Grand Wedding Tea will grace the wedding tea table and delight family and friends. 

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Grand Wedding Tea - A festive TWG Tea to celebrate life’s momentous occasions, this black tea is blended with sunflowers and breathtaking exotic fruits.





Shop Online or Visit our Downtown location

1070 West Georgia, Vancouver

604-692-0071

www.urbantea.com

The Urban Tea Merchant is hosting the next Tourism Vancouver's Member 2 Member Mixer on July 23rd, 2013

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Join fellow Tourism Vancouver members for an informal meet and greet at The Urban Tea Merchant

The team at The Urban Tea Merchant are excited to host tourism industry professionals for a late afternoon of TWG Tea, Tea-Infused Cocktails, Canapés, and great conversation while listening to live jazz from the Yaletown String Quartet. Come experience some of the finest teas of the world!

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Event Information: 

When: Tuesday, July 23rd from 4:00 - 6:00pm 

Where: The Urban Tea Merchant: 1070 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, V6E 2Y2 

Registration Deadline: Sunday, July 21st (please contact Tourism Vancouver directly to register) 


  

Treat your Dad this Father's Day with a Tea Service

 This Father's Day, pique your father’s taste buds with a selection of Tea Services and savoury offerings

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Summer Garden Westcoast Service 


Treat your Dad to a savoury delight like the Charcuterie & Cheese Plate or the Miso Maple Glazed Sable Fish and pair it with TWG Tea's  Imperial Lapsang Souchong, Polo Club Tea or our hand-made Matcha Sour Tea Cocktail!

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Reserve Online or call 604-692-0071 

The Urban Tea Merchant

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Announcing The Urban Tea Merchant & TWG Tea's Pop-Up Store at Holt Renfrew

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TWG Tea, a perfect gift for Mom!

Just in time for Mother’s Day, shoppers at Holt Renfrew Vancouver can savor the exquisite specialty teas and expert knowledge of The Urban Tea Merchant, in a bright and airy tea shop, located just inside the Holt Renfrew Vancouver sky bridge. The pop up will feature a carefully curated selection of unique teas and gifts, perfect for gift giving.

From May 2nd through May 12th, The Urban Tea Merchant will be selling a beautiful array of TWG Tea gifts for Mother's Day at Holt Renfrew, Vancouver. 


Located on the 3rd floor at the top of the Sky Bridge. 

We look forward to seeing you there!


www.urbantea.com

The Urban Tea Merchant & TEA: A Mirror of Soul - A Vancouver Opera Production

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Taking time to relax and honor the tea cultures, enjoy one of our Tea Services before you go to the Vancouver's Opera's production of TEA: A Mirror of Soul. A wonderful and tranquil way to celebrate the opera! 

Starting April 25th, when you visit The Urban Tea Merchant for a Tea Service or purchase TWG Tea or Tea Gifts, ask for the Vancouver Opera's special promotion where you can receive 20% off your tickets of the Vancouver Opera's production of TEA: A Mirror of Soul.  

Tea: A Mirror of Soul

Tan Dun

An extraordinary fusion of Western Opera and Eastern Myth from the Academy-Award winning composer of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

Combining sounds of water, paper, ceramic and stone with a traditional western orchestra, Tan Dun’s haunting score is trance-like and beautiful. Tea: A Mirror of Soul is highly theatrical, visually stunning, and charged with eroticism, ritual and poetry.

In English with lyrics projected above the stage.

May 4 – 11, 2013
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
4 performances only!

For Tickets call 604-683-0222 or visit vancouveropera.ca

Visit The Urban Tea Merchant for the special promotion with your purchases through April 25th - May 3rd

1070 West Georgia Street, Vancouver

604-692-0071

www.urbantea.com

Mother's Day Features at The Urban Tea Merchant

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Indulge your mother with an enchanting treat with The Urban Tea Merchant’s Mother’s Day Tea Service. Featuring a splendid selection of handcrafted tea-infused tea sandwiches, petite savories, and delightfully luscious sweets. Offered in the tea service is an optional sparkling Tea Cocktail infused with TWG Tea. 

Also offering the Mother's Day Brunch Service which includes a delightful selection of brunch services to choose from including the decadent Eggs Benedict. Offered in the tea service is an optional Tea-Infused Mimosa infused with TWG Tea.

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Each mom will receive a 50g TWG Tea gift to take away. There is no better way to show your love and appreciation for the most important woman in your life. 

This special Tea Services is available at our Downtown Vancouver Tea Salon on Friday May 10th, Saturday, May 11th and Sunday, May 12th 

Seating Times: 

Mother’s Day Brunch Service 

9:30am - 11:00am 

11:30am - 1:00pm

Mother’s Day Signature Tea Service 

11:30 - 1:00pm 

1:30 - 3:00pm 

3:30 - 5:00pm 

5:30 - 7:00pm


Please call to reserve 604-692-0071

The Urban Tea Merchant
1070 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
www.urbantea.com

The Urban Tea Merchant & TWG Tea at the River Park Place Grand Opening

It was a delight to serve TWG Tea during Intracorp's River Rock Place's Grand Opening month in Richmond this March and April. Our team from The Urban Tea Merchant pleasantly served TWG Tea to over 2000 visitors at the Sales Centre over the past month. 

We wish River Rock Place the best with their new developments! 

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Photo Credit to www.lydianagai.com

The Urban Tea Merchant Team

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Shen Yun Performing Arts & Afternoon Tea at The Urban Tea Merchant

Live Music at The Urban Tea Merchant

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Shen Yun brings to life 5,000 years of Chinese civilization through classical Chinese dance and music in an exhilarating show you will never forget. Tremendous athleticism, thunderous battle drums, and masterful vocalists are all set to animated backdrops that transport you to another world.

It is a grand production with nearly 100 artists, 400 costumes, and the only orchestra in the world featuring both classical Western and Chinese instruments as permanent members. It has taken the globe by storm, performing in over 100 cities. Shows in top venues, like New York’s Lincoln Center, are sold out.



Shen Yun will perform at Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver during January 10 - January 13 
Visit Shen Yun Performing Arts for ticket information. 

In celebration of Shen Yun, visit The Urban Tea Merchant and listen to beautifully authentic Chinese Musicians while enjoying a Tea Services in our Tea Salon

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Live Music Offered on

 Saturday, December 29, Sunday, December 30 

Saturday, January 4, Sunday, January 5 

Reserve at The Urban Tea Merchant between 1:00-4:00pm for a unique Afternoon Tea Experience with live music!

RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED


The Urban Tea Merchant

1070 West Georgia Street, Vancouver

604-692-0071


The Urban Tea Merchant is participating with Dine Out Vancouver 2013 with Two Festival Events

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1. Festival Event: TWG Tea Flights - $38 per person*

First ever at The Urban Tea Merchant, Tea Flights will be offered in our Tea Salon. You will have an option to select from 6 Tea Flights including a White Tea, or a Tea Cocktail flight.

Our Tea Connoisseurs and Tea Sommelier will spend some time at your table introducing you to the history and evolution of tea and the specific flight you have chosen. Sample each Tea Flight while you relax in the comfort of our Tea Salon. You will have the opportunity to learn the methodical and careful preparation of tea and gain valuable tea pairing ideas followed by a sumptuous Tea Service.

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TWG Tea tasters travel thousands of miles across the globe every year, sampling hundreds of teas in search of the most desirable harvests direct from source gardens. The Urban Tea Merchant offers over 250 of TWG Tea’s single estate fine harvest teas and exclusive blends.

Offered Saturday, January 19 & Saturday, January 26. 

Sitting Times: 12:30, 2:00, 3:30, (1.5 hour each)

**Includes a TWG Tea Flight – (White, Darjeeling, Black, Green, Oolong or Tea Cocktail), a selection of Savouries and Sweets, and a $10 voucher for the Urban Tea Merchant’s TWG Tea Boutique loose leaves. Tax & Gratuity not included. Reservations Required


2. Festival Event: TWG Tea Cocktails and Tapas - $48 per person* - CANCELLED

Learn about Cuisine and Cocktails with TWG Tea! Cooking with tea has become a new and unique trend in North America. The Urban Tea Merchant’s Tea Sommelier will demonstrate using the luxury tea brand, TWG Tea, how both Tea-infused cuisine and tea-infused cocktails are infused with such popular tea-infused drinks like Matcha Sour (originated from Whisky Sour) and tea-infused tapas such as the smoky Lapsang Souchong chicken cone. Learn the basic techniques and tools on how you can prepare TWG Tea for your next party!

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TWG Tea tasters travel thousands of miles across the globe every year, sampling hundreds of teas in search of the most desirable harvests direct from source gardens. The Urban Tea Merchant offers over 250 of TWG Tea’s single estate fine harvest teas and exclusive blends.

Date: Friday, January 25 

Time: 6pm - 8pm (2 hours)

*Includes the Urban Tea Merchant’s Mini Workshop, selected flight of tea cocktails, a plate of tea-infused tapas, a $10 voucher for the Urban Tea Merchant’s TWG Tea Boutique loose leaves. Tax & Gratuity not included.


1070 West Georgia, Vancouver

Purchase tickets at The Urban Tea Merchant, Downtown
604-692-0071 


The Urban Tea Merchant is Celebrating Christmas in Style

Introducing the TWG Tea 

Happy Holiday Collection

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Exclusive Shopping Event at The Urban Tea Merchant 

  November 16th -18th, 2012 

 complimentary canapés and holiday teas from 1:00 - 5:00 pm
1070 West Georgia St.
(entrance also from Alberni Street)
604-692-0071

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Our Gift to You

TWG Tea Red Christmas Caviar Tin ($22.00 value) 

 with a minimum purchase of $150
Limited Offer: Minimum purchase amounts do not include taxes & are limited to full priced merchandise only. One per customer please

Offer valid for On Line shopping from November 16 - 18, 2012





October 16th, 2012 - Fall Tea-Infused Cocktail Media & Concierge Launch hosted at The Urban Tea Merchant

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Pink Flamingo Cosmopolitan & Lite Bites

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Featuring the Pink Flamingo Cosmopolitan for the month of October in honor of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - BC/Yukon, guests also enjoyed The Urban Tea Merchant's own Lite Bites from Chef Michael Batoux and sipped on Tea-Infused Cocktails prepared by Mixologist Ben Lambie & Tea Sommelier, Reza Nasooti. 

For the month of October, The Urban Tea Merchant will donate 10% to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation for every Pink Flamingo Cosmopolitan sold. 


Proud sponsor of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - BC/Yukon
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Photos from our Tea Garden Party & Shopping Event with Y.E.S! Vancouver

  

A beautiful evening for a Tea Garden Party partnered with Y.E.S! Vancouver and Dress for Success


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Our guests enjoyed a demonstration from Ensemble's Mixologist, Ben Lambie and The Urban Tea Merchant's very own Tea Sommolier, Reza Nasooti. Learn how to make your own Iced Teas and Tea-Cocktails for your Summer entertaining. Can you say Moroccan Mint Mojitos? 

 

Moroccan Mint Mojitos as a welcoming Tea-Cocktail. We launched our Tea-Infused Cocktails the same evening with fantastic reviews!

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The Photo Op captured some great photos of our guests having a fabulous time at our Tea Party! 

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Thank you to everyone that came and to Y.E.S! Vancouver and Dress for Success for a fabulous evening at The Urban Tea Merchant - Downtown! 

The Urban Tea Merchant

1070 West Georgia Street, Vancouver

604-692-0071

www.urbantea.com

Y.E.S! Vancouver: Tea Garden Party & Shopping Evening

You're Invited to a Garden Tea Party at The Urban Tea Merchant 

Introducing Tea-Infused Cocktails and learn how to infuse your summer entertaining with TWG Tea!                                   

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The Urban Tea Merchant is in partnership with Y.E.S! Vancouver and Dress for Success Vancouver


The Urban Tea Merchant cordially invites you to our garden tea party with a twist! Mingle with friends and members from Y.E.S! Vancouver as you sip on tea-infused cocktails and savour delicious tea-infused canapés. What a fabulous way to start your summer! 
Learn from The Urban Tea Merchant's very own "Tea Sommelier" and Ensemble's Ben Lambie on how to make Iced Teas, Tea Sangrias and Tea-Cocktails for your home garden parties this summer!  Can you say Moroccan Mint Mojitos? 

      
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While sipping on your Tea-Cocktail, listen to Tom James, co-founder of The Urban Tea Merchant, who will share his story behind this family business and how it began through a passion for providing their customers with great tea experiences! 


When: 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 (NEW DATE!)

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Where: 

The Urban Tea Merchant - 1070 West Georgia Street (entrance from Alberni Street). Valet Parking available at Italian Kitchen. 

604-692-0071

Tickets: 

$15 per person. All proceeds benefit Dress for Success - Vancouver - helping women in transition. 

FREE for Y.E.S! Vancouver Members

There will be time for shopping with The Urban Tea Merchant's 15% discount on all retail purchases that evening

Please call to The Urban Tea Merchant - Downtown Vancouver at 604-692-0071 to purchase your ticket!


For the Love of ...

Keepsake Love Me Tea TinLove is in the air and The Urban Tea Merchant has caught this Valentines love bug! For the love of friendship, for the love of eternal devotion, for the love being in the moment sharing a pot of tea with a friend or love one.

The Urban Tea Merchant celebrates the sacred and beautiful atmosphere of love by offering the exclusive TWG Tea Valentine’s collection of exceptional loose leaf teas, sensual tea-infused scented candles, gorgeously shaped teapots and a careful selection of tea sets especially for the special one in our lives. TWG Tea is the finest luxury tea brand in the world.

One of the many special keepsakes that The Urban Tea Merchant is featuring from TWG Tea for Valentine's Day is (most fittingly) Love Me Tea. The Urban Tea Merchant is also proud to offer within the TWG Tea Valentine's Collection other elegantly packaged TWG Tea signature Caviar Gift Boxes, intricately designed tea tins fill with the perfect harmonisation of aromatic TWG Teas.

Caviar - Valentine Breakfast TeaThe Urban Tea Merchant website provides the full selection of the Valentine's collection of TWG luxury teas. If you are in Vancouver, you may want to visit The Urban Tea Merchant stores and salons and personally experience these unique and luxurious TWG Teas paired with our exquisite assortment of tea-infused patisseries.

Let time come to a standstill; capture yourself and others in the air of love and friendship ... simply bring water to a boil and leave the luxurious TWG Tea leaves to steep.

The Urban Tea Merchant were guests on Citytv Breakfast Television

Indian Summer FestivalThe Urban Tea Merchant team were featured guests of City Breakfast TV this week in partnership with the Indian Summer Festival.  The Urban Tea Merchant is pleased to offer our luxury Indian Tea Party and Tea Tasting experience during the Indian Summer Festival Literary series on Sunday July 17th at the SFU Woodwards Centre of the Arts, Downtown Vancouver.  Imagine the enjoyment gained from sitting down and reading a great Indian novel while savouring a sip-sip tea experience.

CitytvWATCH: The Urban Tea Merchant and Indian Summer Festival on Citytv's Breakfast Television (aired July 13, 2011) 

During our first  journey around the world in 2001 search of learning more about the experience of tea, Karinna and I was particularly captivated with India.  Not only is India a major tea growng nation but it is also a country who's culture is significantly 'steeped' in the rituals of tea.  

Maharahah Darjeeling Tea by TWG TeaDuring our Indian Tea Party and Tea Tasting we are going to explore those rituals of tea we discovered on our visit to India.  Our guests will enjoy a selection of tea infused sweets and savories taken from The Urban Tea Merchant Tea Salon Menu.  They will taste the luxury teas from our new collection of TWG Tea. They will enjoy the tast of a beautiful first flush Darjeeling from the Castleton Estates as well as the Maharajah Darjeeling, a special 1st and 2nd flush blend specifically created from TWG Tea.  They will experienced the unique spiced chai blends from TWG Tea and learn more about how the Indian Chaiwallas prepare and sell their Chai Tea on most every Indian city street corner.  Most of all our guests will be swept on an imaginary journey to India while sipping tea and having conversations about the Indian authors they met and the fine Indian Literature available. 

If you can't attend the Festival this year, consider visiting one of The Urban Tea Merchant stores through August 15 and enjoy an Indian Summer Afternoon Tea. Be sure to ask about our in-store Indian Tea Tasting experience you can have with one of our Tea Ambassadors.

Journeys with Heart and The Urban Tea Merchant

The Urban Tea Merchant and Journeys with Heart partnered together to host a wonderful evening to showcase travels around the world. Guests met and mingled with celebrity chefs and media personalities with Tea-Infused Jade of Africa Champagne, Tea Sangrias, and canapés made by Chef John Bishop and The Urban Tea Merchant. 

Journeys with Heart - Travel with a Purpose is an organization that offers travel with a celebrity guest host to an exciting destination such as Argentina, Chile, Vietnam, Cambodia and more. Included in the cost is a donation to a local charity such as Big Sisters, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and Minerva. What a wonderful way to give back while enjoying the world in a unique way. 

Vicki Gabereau and Chef Barbara JoLocal celebrities that joined us at The Urban Tea Merchant that evening included Vicki Gabereau, Chef John Bishop, Jerry Wasserman, Chef Barbara Jo, Joy Metcalfe, Christopher Gaze, and Fanny Keefer. 

The Urban Tea Merchant's values truly align with Journey with Heart. Bringing people together with tea and culture can connect you to the journey and purpose of life.



Tea & Fashion at The Urban Tea Merchant

TWG TeaThe Urban Tea Merchant Garden Tea and Fashion Show featuring new collections from Ports 1961 was held on our Alberni store Patio.  Around 100 guests attended and it was a great success!  They sipped tea-infused Champagne and were served delicious summer savories and sweets such as the new TWG Tea infused Macarons. 
 
The new Ports fall fashions were unveiled. The patio was decorated with bright pink, green and yellow lanterns hanging from our wonderful cherry blossom trees.  After the Ports Fashion Show, guests lined up at The Urban Tea Merchant Loose Leaf section to smell and taste all of the new TWG that had just introduced.  
 
One favourite for the evening was a special new tea (absolutely fitting for the evening) called Pink Garden. It is a TWG Tea infused green tea with a beautiful full pink rose buds.
 
Finally a great introduction to summer in Vancouver. 


An evening of jazz, tea sangrias and canapés on June 30, 2011

In celebration of the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, enjoy a special evening of jazz, tea sangrias and canapés.

THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2011
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The Urban  Tea Merchant
1070  West Georgia St. (entrance also from Alberni St.), Vancouver

PLEASE CALL 604-692-0071 FOR RESERVATIONS

India Summer Literary Tea Service on July 17

Literary Tea Service - 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 17

Djavad Mowafaghian Terrace
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, SFU Woodward's
149 W Hastings St
 
Tickets: $35 (buy online)

Join Shrabani Basu and other writers for high tea following Shrabani Basu's reading. Spend an hour in conversation with fellow bibliophiles while enjoying an immaculate Indian-themed afternoon tea service by The Urban Tea Merchant

The tea menu includes four fine Indian teas: Tiger Hill (Nilgiris), Royal Darjeeling (First Flush Darjeeling), Maharajah Darjeeling (Blend of First & Second Flush Darjeeling with sweet spices) and Indian Night (black tea with piquant spices). Accompanied by finger sandwiches, petits fours and macarons. 

Indian Summer FestivalThe Urban Tea Merchant has partnered with The Vancouver City Indian Summer Festival to present you this special event as part of the festival's literature series.  Indian Summer Festival is a high-profile festival of arts and ideas, running July 7-17, 2011 in downtown Vancouver, and will feature top contemporary and classical Indian talent in music, dance, literature, film, yoga, and cuisine - pairing some of India’s most renowned performers and thinkers with local Vancouver counterparts. 

WATCH: The Urban Tea Merchant and Indian Summer Festival on Citytv's Breakfast Television (aired July 13, 2011)