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.