Capturing The Spirit of a Memory: The Caviar Tin Tea Collection

September 29, 2016

Capturing The Spirit of a Memory: The Caviar Tin Tea Collection

Conceived and designed to celebrate life’s momentous occasions. The Caviar Tin Tea Collection presents gorgeously designed circular tea tins which, when opened, reveal exclusive TWG Tea blends which evoke the spirit of the moment and uplift the senses.

 

Happy Birthday Caviar

Happy Birthday Tea 

A joyous melody of flavours and colours, this mild black tea is blended with a festive mélange of sweet red berries and a touch of vanilla. A TWG Tea to celebrate every day of the year.

 

 

 

Amour de Thé

Amour de Thé

This sensual TWG Tea Darjeeling is blended with delicate rose blossoms. An enchanting potion. 

 

 

 

Chocolate Earl Grey Caviar

Chocolate Earl Grey

A world first! This rich and aromatic black tea is accented with fresh notes of rare TWG Tea bergamot and pure dark chocolate which unite to create a marvellous and blissful blend. An unforgettable tea for those special moments.

 

  

Magic Moment TeaMagic Moment Tea 

A magical potion that unites the delicious character of enveloping black tea, rare citrus fruits and the nutty savours of tropical coconut.

 

 

 

Timeless Tea CaviarTimeless Tea

A swirling eddy of flavours, this TWG Tea black blend turns back the hands of time, blended with a bouquet of hibiscus blossoms and berries, producing a refreshing cup with a lingering aftertaste. For those moments of eternal emotion.

 

 

Valentine's Breakfast TeaValentine Breakfast Tea

As sweet and enveloping as love itself, this TWG Tea black blend of romance weds fresh, ripe fruits and silver pearls that bead the soft amber infusion like luminous tears of joy. A lingering and aromatic tea to awaken desires.

 

 

Grand Wedding TeaGrand Wedding Tea

A festive tea to celebrate life’s momentous occasions, this black tea is blended with white flowers and breathtaking exotic fruits.

 

 

  

Immortal Moment TeaImmortal Moment Tea

A divine TWG Tea creation of Ceylon black tea blended with legendary notes of vanilla. With a sprinkling of leaves of pure yellow gold, this elixir is the inspiration of the gods.

 

 

 

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TWG Tea Sets

Experience the union of elegance and passion

Talisman Tea Set

Sweetheart Tea Set

A magical duo of Earl Grey Fortune, strong and full-bodied first flush Darjeeling blended with TWG Tea bergamot that yields a most robust and balanced cup, and Paris-Singapore Tea, a distinguished TWG Tea green tea enhanced with fragrant cherry blossoms and red fruits.

A loving duo of French Earl Grey, a fragrant TWG Tea black tea delicately infused with citrus fruits and French blue cornflowers, paired with Polo Club Tea, an aromatic TWG Tea green tea which infuses into an emerald cup inflected with soft notes of sweetness.

 

For The Tea Aficionado...

 

World Voyage New Year's Tea Set

TWG Tea's World Voyage Tea Set will warm your heart and delight your palate. This tea set is an elegant box & sleeve enclosing six TWG mini tea tins filled with a celebratory collection of teas.

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September 26, 2016

Indulge all your senses with TWG Tea and Fashion

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Mark the Royal Visit to Canada with TWG Tea

September 07, 2016

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On September 24, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive in Canada for a royal tour across British Columbia and the Yukon – and TWG Tea, the finest luxury tea brand in the world, invites you to celebrate with the Palace Breakfast Tea Set, a majestic selection of morning teas to stimulate the mind and rouse the spirit in truly royal fashion.

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Empower yourself with the Breakfast King Tea (100g), a vigorous blend of broken and whole leaf black teas that emboldens the palate with an invigorating intensity. Balanced by rare ginseng root and hints of sweetness, this regal blend imparts calm and strength for the day ahead, and is presented in a stately crimson tin and box. For a gentle start to bright and dewy mornings, the Breakfast Queen Tea (100g), packaged in a soothing turquoise tin and box, bestows a vivacious blend of green teas to awaken the senses, delicately balanced by notes of sweet lemon and a hint of noble rose – a tea to soften awakenings and welcome the dawn.

Palace Breakfast Tea Set, Royal Visit, TWG Tea, The Urban Tea Merchant

Presented together in a royal blue box and sleeve stamped with gold, the Palace Breakfast Tea Set is a gift fit for the king or queen of your heart!

Partake in the splendour of the Royal's voyage with the exquisite English Breakfast Haute Couture Tea, packaged in a luxurious royal red, adorned with gold embossing of the notable London Bridge.

English Breakfast Haute Couture Tea, Royal Visit, TWG Tea, The Urban Tea Merchant, Nordstrom Pop-UpCommonly known as an accompaniment to the traditional English breakfast, the tea is strong and full-bodied with light floral undertones. The English Breakfast Haute Couture Tea is TWG Tea’s unique take of the classic tea and is undoubtedly one of the most popular blended teas, as well as an iconic representation of British tea culture.

English Breakfast Haute Couture Tea, English Breakfast, British, Royal Visit

The Palace Breakfast Tea Set retails for $112 (CND) and the English Breakfast Haute Couture Tea retails at $44 (CND)

 

Enjoy an array of British-themed TWG Tea's from the Loose Tea Collection


English Earl Grey, TWG Tea, Royal Visit English Earl Grey Tea
- A strong, traditional Earl Grey, this aromatic and full-bodied amber-coloured TWG Tea black tea has a very full and dark savour.

London Breakfast TeaLondon Breakfast Tea - Celebrating the legendary British tea tradition, this strong TWG Tea blend of broken black tea produces a full-bodied cup with an aroma of red berries and a hint of malty sweetness.




Golden Earl GreyGolden Earl Grey - The gold tips of this highly sought after black tea are sun-dried and oxidized naturally produced in extremely limited quantity and are almost impossible to find. Blended with an extraordinary bergamot, this tea astonishes with a malty, honeyed flavour.

Castleton First Flush DarjeelingCastleton (1st Flush) SFTGOP1 - Precious TWG Tea Darjeeling - this illustrious estate is situated at altitudes of 1,300 to 2,500 meters and produces harvests of unequaled quality. The delicate green leaves of this first harvest/first flush offer a refreshing cup with an enveloping fragrance of ripe apricots and grapes, and a unique aftertaste of green almonds and white currants.

http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0051/5872/products/royal_darjeeling___t6_large.jpg?v=1307837284Royal Darjeeling FTGFOP1 - The king of Indian teas, this TWG Tea first flush black tea boasts an exquisite fragrance and a vibrant, sparkling taste that develops remarkable overtones of ripe apricots. An exquisite daytime tea.

 

 


Earl Grey GentlemanEarl Grey Gentleman - A rich and robust Ceylon is balanced with intense and fragrant TWG Tea bergamot, giving this black tea blend a sparkling citrus aroma and an enduring and refreshing aftertaste. A dashing tea of sophistication.

Harmutty SFTGFOP1Harmutty SFTGFOP1- A British favourite, this malty, second flush Assam is strong and rich in flavour. This TWG Tea special harvest produces a robust black tea that is excellent in the morning.

Margaret's HopeMargaret's Hope FTGFOP1 - The second flush Darjeeling of this prestigious garden is a favourite of connoisseurs. This TWG Tea summer harvest infuses into a copper-red cup and develops a taste of delicious ripe fruits. The elegant floral bouquet lends itself perfectly to a light afternoon snack.

London-Singapore TeaLondon-Singapore Tea - A subtle TWG Tea harmony of black tea with exotic spices and a compelling touch of wild berries, this creation evokes journeys to discover new destinations.

 

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Mark the Mid-Autumn Festival with TWG Tea

August 25, 2016

This Mid-Autumn Festival, enjoy your tea infused TWG Tea mooncakes with teas from TWG Tea's Celestial Collection.

TWG Tea 2016 Mooncake Collection & Festive Night Tea

Festive Night TeaFestive Night Tea - A pure moment of happiness captured in an unforgettable creation, this TWG Tea blend of green tea and black tea yields a complex fruity bouquet accented by notes of wild mint.

Silver Moon TeaSilver Moon Tea - A TWG Tea tribute to the garden city, this exquisite black tea is embellished with tart red fruits, a fragrant hint of anise and notes of sweet caramel, yielding a complex bouquet. A voyage of the senses.

Singapore Breakfast TeaSingapore Breakfast Tea - As the dew disperses under warm rays of sunshine, a provocative aroma of red fruits and berries fills the air. With an allure of long lazy summer days ahead, this TWG Tea black tea blend will sparkle in your teacup and linger on the palate.

Paris-SingaporeParis-Singapore Tea - As fresh as a desert night, this glamorous green tea is blended with a cornucopia of wild, rare and exotic fruits and flowers, an insistent, complex and bold infusion which reinterprets a city of dreams come true…

Ivory Palace TeaIvory Palace Tea - The energy of this island metropolis is captured in this grand mélange of TWG Tea green tea, wild rhubarb, a scattering of blossoms and subtle overtones of malty toffee. An audacious blend that will transport you to the city and back.

Blue Lotus TeaBlue Lotus Tea - The energy of this island metropolis is captured in this grand mélange of TWG Tea green tea, wild rhubarb, a scattering of blossoms and subtle overtones of malty toffee. An audacious blend that will transport you to the city and back.



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Celebrate Illuminating Nights this September with Tea and Mooncakes

August 25, 2016

TWG Tea 2016 Mooncake Collection & Festive Night TeaAs ethereal as the celestial appearance of a lunar eclipse, the warm glow of the moon hangs above the cosmic skies, an astral sighting as divine and illuminating as the festive nights of mid-autumn. A delicate paper lantern dances against the moonlit sky, families gather around the tea table as sweet notes of lotus and candied treats fill the air...

This September, TWG Tea reveals a unique assortment of lavish jewel treats to add a touch of shine and glamour to your traditional moonlit reunions.

Festive Night Tea

The showstopper of the collection begins with the Festive Night Tea, signifying the beginning of many radiant celebrations in a brilliant orange. Perfectly paired with Festive Night Tea, the green tea blends with notes of cherry blossom and a sweet aroma of red fruits and rose petals.

Expanding the collection of traditional mooncakes, TWG Tea shines above and beyond with three new flavours. Encased in a rich chocolate brown crust, the Jewel mooncake boasts a rich chocolate crust and a luxurious dark chocolate centre surrounded by Paris-Singapore Tea infused white lotus paste and Amarena cherries.

Add a touch of decadence to your festivities with the remarkable red Ruby mooncake , featuring Ivory Palace Tea infused lotus paste scattered with lemon zest and dried mango, encapsulating a fragrant kaffir lime and almond paste heart.

Embracing the vast heavens, Midnight mooncake captures the essence of the universe in a stunning jetblack crust, enveloping an aromatic almond paste centre with crunchy blackcurrants and Blue Lotus Tea infused white lotus paste and dried cranberries.

TWG Tea 2016 Mooncake Collection & Festive Night Tea

A set of two Mooncakes paired with Festive Night Tea retails at $132, a set of four Mooncakes retails at $112, both available in Festive Night Tea gift boxes. Individual mooncake gift boxes retail at $30.

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Pack you bags with TWG Tea's Weekend Tea Collection

July 26, 2016

Weekend Tea Collection, Gift Set, TWG TeaTWG Tea is bringing you on a voyage along the tea route and in your teacup with the Weekend Tea Collection, composed of blends inspired by the tea and fashion capitals of the world. 

Sold in Loose Tea and Customizable Gift Sets.

Weekend Tea Collection, Duo Gift Set, Gift Set, TWG TeaWorld-renowned TWG Tea celebrates its international culture and the global heritage of tea appreciation. In an evocative reinterpretation of teas traditionally enjoyed in the idyllic cities of the Weekend Tea Collection, each intricate tea is hand-blended by TWG Tea’s exquisite tea connoisseurs to create a journey for the senses.

Weekend in Casablanca TeaWeekend in Casablanca Tea - A pure moment of happiness captured in an unforgettable creation, this TWG Tea blend of green tea and black tea yields a complex fruity bouquet accented by notes of wild mint.

Weekend in Singapore TeaWeekend in Singapore Tea - A TWG Tea tribute to the garden city, this exquisite black tea is embellished with tart red fruits, a fragrant hint of anise and notes of sweet caramel, yielding a complex bouquet. A voyage of the senses.

Weekend in Saint Tropez TeaWeekend in Saint Tropez Tea - As the dew disperses under warm rays of sunshine, a provocative aroma of red fruits and berries fills the air. With an allure of long lazy summer days ahead, this TWG Tea black tea blend will sparkle in your teacup and linger on the palate.

Weekend in Shanghai TeaWeekend in Shanghai Tea - An exclusive tribute to a city of juxtapositions. This precious green tea is embellished with ripe red berries, swirls of mystical blossoms and a hint of mint, producing a cup of dazzling freshness.

Weekend in Dubai TeaWeekend in Dubai Tea - As fresh as a desert night, this glamorous green tea is blended with a cornucopia of wild, rare and exotic fruits and flowers, an insistent, complex and bold infusion which reinterprets a city of dreams come true…

Weekend in Hong Kong TeaWeekend in Hong Kong Tea - The energy of this island metropolis is captured in this grand mélange of TWG Tea green tea, wild rhubarb, a scattering of blossoms and subtle overtones of malty toffee. An audacious blend that will transport you to the city and back.

Weekend in Venice TeaWeekend in Venice Tea - A vision of the Grand Canal, this green tea blend features lingering notes of rich and luxuriant pineapple and forest berries illuminated by a bouquet of rose petals which infuse into a shimmering, floral cup, enigmatic of this incomparable city suspended in time.

Weekend in Moscow TeaWeekend in Moscow Tea - To usher in the first days of spring, this green tea and black tea blend exhales a bouquet of rose petals, infused with the finest TWG Tea bergamot accented by notes of sweet almond.

Weekend in Bombay TeaWeekend in Bombay Tea - Uniquely charismatic as the city it embodies, this first flush Darjeeling enhanced with the fresh citrus overtones of TWG Tea bergamot produces a robust cup with velvety accents of cane sugar. 

Weekend in Istanbul TeaWeekend in Istanbul Tea - This exquisite TWG Tea mélange of green tea, black tea and white tea perfectly unites the spicy flavours of an array of gingers and the sweetness of juicy orchard fruits.

Perfectly packaged for any traveller’s fantasy, the Weekend Tea Collection teas are be available in customizable sets of 2, 3 and 5, priced at $68, $98 and $168 respectively.

Each tea is packaged in an exquisite TWG Tea 50 grams artisan tin that features an iconic image of the city that inspired it and is encased in a luxurious TWG Tea gift box.

Weekend Tea Collection, Trio Gift Set, Gift Set, TWG Tea

These petite tins, perfect for taking on a weekend getaway or enjoying within the sanctuary of the home, conveniently epitomize the luxury of travel while exhibiting TWG Tea’s stunning artistry. 

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Summer Tea Parties with TWG Tea

June 28, 2016

Summer Tea Set, Summer Picnic, Iced Teabag Collection
A Summertime Soiree! To celebrate halcyon summer days and reinvent that traditional all-American iced tea into a vogue pairing, TWG Tea celebrates balmy summer moments with a refreshing glass of TWG Tea Iced Tea from the Iced Teabag Collection infused into TWG Tea's signature hand-blown Glass Teapots, a magnificent crystal display of lights and colours to illuminate any al-fresco setting.
Summer Tea Set, Summer Picnic, Summer Parties, Garden Party, Iced Teabag Collection

Vogue Teacup - PinkPink Flamingo Iced Teabags & Lyric Teapot

Moroccan Mint Iced TeabagsIced Teabags - Moroccan Mint Tea

 Pair it right with decadent sweets to accompany TWG Tea’s imperial porcelain Vogue Teacups.Summer Tea Set, Summer Picnic, Summer Parties, Garden Party, Iced Teabag CollectionVogue Teacup - YellowRaspberry Tart Au Passion Ganache

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Celebrate Canada Day with Tea-Infused Macarons & Happy Birthday Tea

June 27, 2016

National Holiday, Canada Day, Happy Birthday Tea
In honour of Canada's national day, celebrate with tea and macarons! 
Happy Birthday Tea - a joyous  melody of flavours and colours.  Happy Birthday Tea is a perfect TWG Tea blend to celebrate every day of the year, whether for special person in your life or to celebrate a special anniversary date! 
Happy Birthday Tea, Canada Day, Tea-Infused Macarons
In theme of Canada Day's national red and white colours, enjoy TWG Tea-Infused Red Balloon and Moroccan Mint Macarons (sold in-store only). 
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Iced Tea Recipe featuring TWG Tea's Iced Teabags

May 20, 2016

Iced Teabags, TWG Tea Iced Teabag Collection, Recipe

Luxuriously handcrafted with natural materials, every TWG Tea Iced Teabag contains the exact same handpicked, whole leaf teas retailed loose at TWG Tea Boutiques.The teabags are entirely hand sewn are free from metal staples and glue which are detrimental to the quality and flavour of the tea. 

Each of the fifteen keepsake gift boxes enclose seven precious Iced Teabags, each containing 7.5 grams of tea perfect for a large carafe of iced tea.Iced Teabags, TWG Tea Iced Teabag Collection, Recipe How to serve TWG Teabags

(Preparation of 1 litre of iced tea)

1. Place 1 teabag (7 grams) into a teapot or pitcher. 

2. Add 1/2 litre of pure, simmering water. 

3. Steep for about 5 minutes 

4. Remove teabag and pour into glasses filled to the brim with large ice cubes. 

Iced Teabags, TWG Tea Iced Teabag Collection, Recipe

For a more delicately infused beverage

1. Place one teabag into a pitcher

2. Add 1 litre of pure water at room temperature 

3. Refrigerate for about 12 hours

4. Stir and remove the teabag before stirring

Enjoy this iced tea as it is or sweetened to taste with sugar syrup. 

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Unveiling the Moroccan Sahara Tea, A Dreamy Mirage

May 17, 2016

Moroccan Sahara Tea, Haute Couture Tea Collection

The Moroccan Sahara: a boundless expanse of sand and stone, so empty, so cosmic that dreams appear to come alive, like a genie from a teapot.

Morocco Sahara Tea

A melange of green tea and black tea unveils the infinite beauty and mystery of southern Morocco in a teacup. Floral notes from the illustrious Valley of Roses impart their fragrant splendour to a blend of bitter almond and wild orange flowers. Hints of sandy spices reveal their soft yet lingering sweetness. The Moroccan Sahara Tea offers a refreshing cup of peace and bounty, a welcome expression of true Moroccan generosity.Moroccan Sahara Tea, Haute Couture Tea CollectionThe Moroccan Sahara Tea is available in stores as part of the TWG Tea Haute Couture Tea Collection, and retails at $48 CND for 100g.

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Infuse your Summer with TWG Tea's Luxurious Iced Teabag Collection

May 16, 2016

Iced Teabags, Iced Teabag Collection

With the sun ablazing, TWG Tea, the world’s finest teas, has created the most luxurious collection of teabags especially crafted for the preparation of iced teas. Sweet France, Iced Teabags, Iced Teabag CollectionLuxuriously handcrafted with natural materials, every TWG Tea Iced Teabag contains the exact same handpicked, whole leaf TWG Tea's retailed loose at The Urban Tea Merchant. Each of the fifteen keepsake gift boxes enclose seven precious Iced Teabags, each containing 7.5 grams of tea perfect for a large carafe of iced tea. Pink Flamingo Tea, Iced Teabags, Iced Teabag CollectionWhether you are craving something sweet or in the mood for something light and tangy, TWG Tea’s Iced Teabag Collection has carefully handpicked it all in this collection:Moroccan Mint Iced Teabags, Iced Teabags, Iced Teabag CollectionMoroccan Mint Iced Teabags - A great favourite, this fine TWG Tea green tea is perfectly blended with suave and strong Sahara mint. A timeless classic.Eternal Summer Iced Teabags, Iced Teabag CollectionEternal Summer Iced Teabags - A fragrant South Africa red tea embellished with notes of sweet summer rose blossoms accented with raw berries which finish with a lingering aftertaste reminiscent of ripe Tuscan peaches. A theine-free tea to be enjoyed hot or iced at any time of the day.Pink Flamingo Tea, Iced Teabags, Iced Teabag CollectionPink Flamingo Iced Teabags - A graceful TWG Tea blend of green tea with crimson hibiscus blossoms that will brighten your day. This quirky mélange infuses into a rose-coloured cup with tart, fruity overtones.

Iced Teabag Collection, Sweet France Tea

Sweet France Iced Teabags - The elegance and refinement of France concentrated in a teacup. This graceful TWG Tea blend combines green tea with exotic flowers and a touch of chamomile to create a fresh and soothing cup.

Darjeeling, Iced Teabags

Darjeeling Iced Teabags - The champagne of teas, this first flush black tea is a marvellous fine harvest which sparkles in the mouth with notes of green mango and exudes a delicious aroma reminiscent of lily of the valley.Tea Party Tea, Iced TeabagsTea Party Iced Teabags - Surrender to the rich, warm and golden infusion of this black tea inflected with notes of candied sweetness. A perfect blend to pair with tea cakes and sandwiches1837 Black Iced Teabags, Iced Teabags

1837 Black Iced Teabags - TWG Tea’s renowned signature tea, 1837 Black is a unique blend of black tea with notes of fruits and flowers from the Bermuda triangle which leaves a lingering aftertaste of ripe berries, anise, and caramel. A timeless classic.

1837 Green Iced Teabags, Iced Teabag Collection

1837 Green Iced Teabags - A fragrant fantasy, this aromatic green tea blend of TWG Tea’s signature 1837 Tea is a voyage, boasting a lofty fruit and flower bouquet that leaves a delicious aftertaste of red fruits and caramel with a light touch of astringency. A delightful tea for any time of the day and perfect paired with desserts.Red Chai Iced Teabags, Iced Teabag CollectionRed Chai Iced Teabags - Striking red tea blended with a subtle mix of rare and aromatic Indian spices. Warm in the mouth.Caravan Iced Teabags, Iced Teabag CollectionCaravan Iced Teabags - A melting TWG Tea mélange of flavours, this China gunpowder green tea is mysteriously blended with sweet mints and notes of citrus fruits.Cocktail Hour Iced Teabags, Iced Teabag CollectionCocktail Hour Iced Teabags - This dazzling composition of black tea and green tea is composed of crimson blossoms which illuminate notes of sweet sugar cane and rum. A tempting alcohol-free interpretation for a festive moment.Pomme Prestige Iced Teabags, Iced Teabag CollectionPomme Prestige Iced Teabags - A lingering desire. A whiff of temptation. A forbidden fancy on the eve of the unknown. Alluring and fragrant apples yield their immortal aroma to this tangy and delightful TWG Tea black tea. A tea for forever after.Alfonso Iced Teabags, Iced Teabag CollectionAlfonso Iced Teabags - A magnificent alliance of black tea and rare mango with a secret combination of TWG Tea fruits and flowers that is fragrant and comforting.Grand Jasmine Iced Teabags, Iced Teabag CollectionGrand Jasmine Iced Teabags - An outstanding China green tea blended with superior TWG Tea jasmine blossoms. The infusion is delicate and refined, and gives an enveloping floral aroma.French Earl Grey Iced Teabags, Iced Teabag CollectionFrench Earl Grey Iced Teabags - A fragrant variation of the great classic, this TWG Tea black tea has been delicately infused with citrus fruits and French blue cornflowers.Iced Tea Carafe, Carafe, Iced Teabag CollectionFor the finishing touch, TWG Tea presents the perfect accompaniment - an Iced Tea Carafe series available in eight vibrant colours.Iced Tea Carafe, Iced Teabag CollectionMade of a very light Plexiglas, it is the perfect accessory to serve a refreshing glass of iced tea to delight and tantalise the senses of tea drinkers everywhere.

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Sophisticated Tea Gifts for Her this Mother's Day

April 20, 2016

Bain de Roses, Mother's Day, Gifts for Her, Glass Teapot
Pique your mother’s taste buds and heart strings this Mother’s Day with enchanting aromas, beautiful tea blends.
Bain de Roses Tea - In the month of May, the roses of Grasse come into bloom, enveloping Provence with an incomparable and luxurious perfume. Masterfully blended by TWG Tea, this sensual Darjeeling is a magical union of extraordinary roses and hints of vanilla. Truly an outstanding tea. 

Keepsake Tea Tin Collection
Tea was once a product so revered, costly and rare that it was only offered as a gift to emperors and courtiers, a product as elite as it was noble. Today, TWG Tea has revived this tradition with artfully packaged Keepsake Teas in beautifully conceived gift boxes, ornate blends crafted to delight and enthuse in artisanal tins to cherish for a lifetime.
Earl Grey Fortune Tea, Mother's Day, Keepsake Tea Tin
Earl Grey Fortune Tea - This strong and full bodied first flush Darjeeling is blended with TWG bergamot to yield a most robust and balanced cup.
Royal Orchid Keepsake Tea Tin, Mother's Day
Royal Orchid Tea - This TWG Tea semi-fermented Formosa oolong is delicately infused with the fragrance of a night blooming orchid, suggestive of a warm summer evening, intoxicating and generous.
French Earl Grey Tea, Keepsake Tea Tin, Mother's Day
French Earl Grey Tea - A fragrant variation of the great classic, this exquisite black tea blend from TWG Tea has been delicately infused with citrus fruits and French blue cornflowers.

TWG Teapot Collections She Will Love
The TWG Tea Design teapots represent the convenience of modern functional features and the pleasure of serving tea in the classic beauty of an exclusive TWG Tea design. A high-quality polished stainless steel warmer with an inner felt lining envelope the porcelain teapot and keep the tea warm for one hour. All the porcelain teapots come with an especially designed removable filter which allows the leaves to unfurl and to develop their fragrance during the infusion. These teapots are perfectly suitable for all tea varieties.
Created individually, one by one from hand blown glass, this original TWG Tea creation evokes the complicity of transparency and light, air and water, both masculine and feminine. Realized in the pure lines of TWG Tea savoir-faire, this teapot is very resistant to shock and heat and can be used every day to infuse the finest of teas. Each teapot is unique and ideal when you wish to display the myriad of changing colours of the infusions of the finest harvest teas.
Hand Blown Glass Teapot Collection, Mother's Day
Bain de Roses, Mother's Day, Gifts for Her
Bain de Roses
Bain de Roses, Mother's Day, Gifts for Her
In the month of May, the dusky roses of Grasses come into flower, enveloping Provence in an intoxicating perfume.
Bain de Roses, Mother's Day, Gifts for Her
Bain de Roses Scented Candle - Combined with a secret bouquet of black tea, heady notes of white sandalwood, warm vanilla and fresh grapefruit, TWG Tea's Bain de Roses exhales a passionate and dramatic elixir as sweet as a macaron à la rose.Bain de Roses, Mother's Day, Gifts for Her
Rosebud Tea Set - A beautiful combination of Bain de Roses Tea in a TWG Tea Pink Saturn Tin with Bain de Roses Tea Scented Candle. All packaged in an elegant TWG Tea Gift set.

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Just Arrived! 2016 First Flush Darjeeling harvests

April 13, 2016

Darjeeling is one of the most celebrated tea-producting regions in the world

Darjeeling is one of the most celebrated tea-producing regions in the world, situated in the north-east of India in West Bengal, among the Himalayan foothills between Nepal, Sikkim and Bhutan. Grown at altitudes ranging from 1000 to 2000 metres, Darjeeling harvests are internationally sought after for their exceptional quality and unique flavour. The high altitudes, cool temperatures, moist climate and distinctive soil yield aromatic tea leaves with a delicate complexity, making them reputedly the champagne of teas. 

Freshly harvested tea leaves

TWG Tea has plucked the raw and inceptive beauty of spring’s first buds and worked them with immeasurable craft to produce one of the most celebrated teas of the year: the 2016 Darjeeling Nouveau.

2016 Darjeeling Nouveau

The dew of the gods… Grown at altitudes of up to 7,000 feet above sea level at the foot of the Himalayan peaks in the most remote gardens on earth, shrouded in a world of fire and mist, the finest spring tea leaves are selected by TWG Tea Tasters to compose this blend. Notes of candied fruits and the aroma of hazelnut and green almond fill the palate, and melt into a lingering aftertaste of freshly cut grass.

To the delight of tea lovers, TWG Tea will also be offering fourteen 2016 First Flush Darjeeling harvests flown directly from illustrious gardens – Puttabong, Singbulli, Margaret’s Hope... These loose leaf teas, ranging from $25 to $98 for 50g, will be available in limited quantities. Due to varying altitudes and weather conditions, each tea will be announced as soon as it arrives, from late onwards.

JUST ARRIVED!

Puttabong, First Flush, DarjeelingPuttabong - Established in 1852, Puttabong is the first known tea estate in Darjeeling’s history. The rolling hills of this phenomenal estate rise to 2,000 metres and end in the crystal waters of the Rangeet River. This is the first estate to produce teas that fetched prices which set a world record. This harvest boasts twisted, jade-green leaves with the aroma of wild berries that infuse into a golden cup with a brilliant, muscatel flavour and a subtle aftertaste of ripe orchard fruits. 

Singbulli, First Flush, DarjeelingSingbulli - This renowned tea estate of the Mirik Valley produces a harvest with alluring emerald-green leaves with silver tips that create a bright cup with refreshing floral notes and an intoxicating taste of fresh grass, followed by al light note of astringency.

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Celebrate Spring with TWG Tea's Sakura! Sakura! Tea-Infused Macarons

March 23, 2016

Cherry Blossoms, Macarons, TWG Tea

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.

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TWG Tea, the finest luxury tea brand in the world, pays a befitting tribute to one of the most celebrated and beautiful seasons in Japan

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Partake in Spring celebrations with TWG Tea’s selection of enchanting tea-infused macarons. Showcasing an exquisite ganache accented by the natural flavour of green tea with notes of cherry blossoms fragrance, Sakura! Sakura! Tea infused macarons are available in the limited edition Sakura! Sakura! macaron gift box of 6, 12 or 24 and priced at $24, $48 and $96 respectively and $3 each individually. 
(Available in-store only)

Sakura! Sakura! Haute Couture Tea

with the introduction of the 2016 edition of Sakura! Sakura! Haute Couture Tea. Produced in limited quantities, this fine green tea with notes of cherry blossom is TWG Tea’s unique interpretation and celebration of the annual Hanami. TWG Tea Sakura! Sakura! Haute Couture Tea retails at $52 and is available at The Urban Tea Merchant. 

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**TWG Tea Macarons are sold In-Store only at The Urban Tea Merchant

A Spring Tribute to Japan

March 23, 2016

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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! Sakura! Haute Couture Tea, TWG Tea, The Urban Tea Merchant

TWG Tea, the finest luxury tea brand in the world, pays a befitting tribute to one of the most celebrated and beautiful seasons in Japan with the introduction of the 2016 edition of Sakura! Sakura! Haute Couture Tea. Produced in limited quantities, this fine green tea with notes of cherry blossom is TWG Tea’s unique interpretation and celebration of the annual Hanami – a flower viewing ceremony originating from the 8th Century, during Nara Period in Japan’s history.

Hanami, cherry blossoms, sakura, twg tea, the urban tea merchant

Did you know...

"Hanami – a flower viewing ceremony of the Sakura blooms - or cherry blossoms - started during the Nara Period of Japan’s history and used to be an exclusive privilege reserved for the of society’s elite from the Imperial Courts. This long standing tradition, also known as cherry blossom festival, soon spread across the society and has evolved to be the internationally recognized event it is today."

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Bringing you on an unforgettable journey to discover one of the most captivating seasons in Japan. Packaged in a golden yellow box, the Sakura! Sakura! Haute Couture Tea is reminiscent of warm sunlight permeating through the cool clouds, a glorious awakening for the body and soul.

Enjoy from a selection of Japanese Tea Ware and TWG Tea Loose Tea 

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 The eighth largest tea-producing country in the world, Japan is renowned for green tea. Due to high local consumption, only a limited quantity of tea is reserved for the export market. The main tea growing regions in Japan are Shizuoka, Miye, Kagoshima, Kyoto, Uji, Nara, Saitama and Fukuoka. 

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Reputed for their invigorating and exquisite aroma, Japan green tea improves digestion and is gently stimulating. Rich in vitamin C and naturally low in theine, Japan green tea is taken plain at any time of the day. 

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Japanese teas are the most commonly drunk beverage drunk in Japan. Enjoy some of the finest Japanese green teas from TWG Tea's loose tea collection.

Sencha Meicha, Japanese Tea, Japan, TWG TeaSencha Meicha - A majestic and noble tea from the Shizuoka region. This delicate, grassy TWG tea conveys a sense of serenity that is characteristic of only the finest quality Japan green teas. An afternoon delight.

Sakura! Sakura! Tea, Japanese Tea, JapanSakura! Sakura! Tea - An ode to spring, this fragrant TWG Tea blend evokes Kyoto’s most celebrated season. A scattering of cherry blossoms and green tea yields a most aromatic and elegant fragrance.

Gyokuro Samurai, Japan, Japanese Tea, TWG TeaGyokuro Samurai - Several weeks before the harvest, the plantation is shaded to infuse the leaves with chlorophyll, which gives a unique and verdant taste, recognized by connoisseurs worldwide. This intoxicating TWG green tea yields an exquisite nectar boasting an infusion without tannin and a sweet scent of fresh grass. A work of art.

Saichô, Japanese Tea, TWG TeaSaichô Tea - TWG Tea has created this exclusive tea blend in homage of a revered tea master of ancient Japan. A fine green tea gracefully blended with fresh pomegranate blossoms.

Genmaicha, TWG Tea, JapanGenmaicha - A traditional Japanese specialty of exquisite green tea blended with roasted and popped rice. Mild and smooth, this TWG tea produces a bright infusion with a unique, toasted flavour. A favourite with tea lovers of all ages.

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Geisha Blossom Tea - Elegant and highly refined, this TWG Tea blend of green tea and refreshing ripe southern fruits infuses into a fragrant cup that will calm and appease after a day’s disruptions.

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Mari Teapot 

In Japan, cast iron tea wares have been used for centuries for their practical functionality and alluring shapes. TWG Tea offers a large collection of Japanese teapots and coasters, all made in cast iron, a material known to keep the tea hot longer.

All teapots are fully enamelled so that these teapots can be used for all types of tea. Each teapot is handmade in Japan according to ancestral methods to respect
traditions, historic shapes and trimmings. 


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Celebrate World Macaron Day with TWG Tea Macarons at The Urban Tea Merchant

March 15, 2016

On March 20th, 2016 in conjunction with World Macaron Day or "Le Jour du Macaron”, celebrate with a beautiful and colourful selection of delicious TWG Tea-Infused Macarons. The Urban Tea Merchant will be donating half of the proceeds from TWG Tea Macarons sales on March 20th to BC Children's Hospital.  

TWG Tea is passionately innovative in the conception of tea-infused patisseries of exquisite taste and uses only the purest natural ingredients. All macarons are carefully infused with a selection of TWG Tea's Exclusive Tea Blends and perfected by TWG Tea’s legendary Executive Patisserie Chef, Philippe Langlois.

Executive Patisserie Chef, Philippe Langlois says: "TWG Tea macarons are one of those beautiful but also one of the most fragile patisserie creations and must be made entirely by hand from start to finish. To ensure that our customers in Singapore and around the world enjoy our macarons at their best, we have made the bold and costly investment of building state-of-the-art macaron laboratories in every city where we open, and train our pâtissiers in the art of crafting our unique tea-infused macarons recipes fresh every day."

In Singapore, the process begins in TWG Tea’s state of the art patisserie laboratories each morning at the break of dawn to ensure that the tantalizing almond cookies are always perfectly crisp with a chewy centre. Each macaron is infused with a signature TWG Tea blend and features the freshest and most exceptional ingredients with no artificial flavourings or preservatives. To cater to the Asian palate, the sugar in these jewel-toned confections has been painstakingly reduced by a third, making TWG Tea macarons unique in the market, tastier and healthier than their counterparts. A treasured favourite, TWG Tea sells over 6,000 macarons a day in Singapore alone.

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Grand Wedding Tea, Grand Wedding Macarons, Macarons DayGrand Wedding Macaron - The Grand Wedding Tea, Passion Fruit & Coconut Macaron is filled with a delightful combination of passion fruit and coconut cream infused with Grand Wedding Tea, a black tea blended with sunflowers and breath-taking exotic fruits.

Napoleon Macaron, TWG Tea, Macaron Day, The Urban Tea MerchantNapoleon Macaron - The Napoleon Tea & Caramel Macaron reveals a creamy salted butter caramel infused with Napoleon Tea, a mélange of black tea with a sophisticated blend of sweet French spices, giving a most extraordinary and fully developed aroma.





Matcha, Green Tea, Macarons Day, TWG Tea, The Urban Tea MerchantMatcha Macaron - Made with a crisp Matcha almond shell, the Matcha Macaron is filled with a luxuriously smooth Matcha- infused ganache. The rarest and most costly of Japanese green teas, Matcha is a finely powdered Gyokuro, yielding a smooth and grassy cup accented by a delicately bitterness which provides an ideal contrast to the inherent sweetness of the macaron.



Vanilla Bourbon, TWG Tea, Macarons Day, The Urban Tea MerchantVanilla Bourbon Macaron - The vibrant turquoise shell of the Vanilla Bourbon Tea & Kaya Macaron encloses a stunning cream made with pandan leaf extract, white chocolate and coconut and one of TWG Tea’s signature red tea blends from South Africa, Vanilla Bourbon Tea to add a rich note of vanilla. Kaya, the coconut jam quintessential to Singapore, inspired Chef Langlois to come up with this delightfully original creation.


Macaron Day, TWG Tea Macaron, Bain de Roses, The Urban Tea MerchantBain de Roses Macaron - The Bain de Roses Tea Macaron is filled with a luscious jam infused with Bain de Roses Tea, a sensual Darjeeling blended with extraordinary roses and hints of vanilla.






Earl Grey Chocolate, TWG Tea, Macaron DayEarl Grey Fortune & Chocolate Macaron - The Earl Grey Fortune & Chocolate Macaron encloses a rich dark chocolate ganache infused with Earl Grey Fortune Tea, a strong and full-bodied first flush Darjeeling blended with rare bergamot.





1837 Black Macaron, TWG Tea Macaron, Macaron Day1837 Black Tea Macaron - The 1837 Black Tea Macaron is filled with a fruity blackcurrant marmalade infused with TWG Tea’s signature 1837 Black Tea, a unique blend of black tea with notes of fruits and flowers which leaves a lingering aftertaste of ripe berries, anise, and caramel.




Moroccan Mint Tea, Macarons Day, The Urban Tea Merchant, TWG TeaMoroccan Mint Macaron - The Moroccan Mint Tea Macaron encloses a filling infused with the timeless classic Moroccan Mint Tea, a fine green tea perfectly blended with an elegant and strong Sahara mint.






Lemon Bush Tea, Lemon Bush Macaron, TWG Tea, The Urban Tea MerchantLemon Bush Macaron - The Lemon Bush Tea Macaron reveals a refreshing marmalade filling infused with Lemon Bush Tea, a theine-free red tea blended with wild citrus fruits.






Camelot Tea, TWG Tea, The Urban Tea Merchant, Macarons DayCamelot Macaron - The Camelot Tea & Praline Macaron is filled with nutty a praline ganache infused with Camelot Tea, a black tea blended with brilliant notes of nuts, cinnamon, almond and a scattering of blue cornflowers to conquer and enrapture.





TWG Tea-Infused Macarons are available at The Urban Tea Merchant (in-store only) and are $3 each and are also sold in signature TWG Tea gift boxes of 6, 12 or 24 and priced at $24, $48 and $96 respectively.

Available In-Store at The Urban Tea Merchant 
1070 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
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Celebrate the arrival of Spring and Easter with a Glorious Tea Party with TWG Tea

March 09, 2016

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Easter is arriving early this year and whether you choose to host an Easter celebration or celebrate with family and friends, TWG Tea has the perfect Teas and Tea Gifts for a Spring Party!Tea Party Tea, Tea Party, Afternoon Tea, Tea Gifts, Hostess Gifts, TWG Tea, MacaronsTea Party Tea - a wild romp in a secret garden or down a rabbit hole this fantastical black tea encased in a spring will surrender a rich, warm and golden infusion inflected with notes of candied sweetness. The perfect blend to pair with tea cakes and sandwiches, Tea Party Tea is a celebration of the renewal of a bright Easter morning. 100g.Tea Party Tea, Tea Party, Afternoon Tea, Tea Gifts, Hostess Gifts, TWG Tea, MacaronsTea Party Tea, Tea Party, Afternoon Tea, Tea Gifts, Hostess Gifts, TWG Tea, Macarons

The Vogue Teacups & Saucers are made of the one of the finest porcelains in the world by the most renowned artisan in Russia. This exceptional design features an original hand painted pattern available in red, yellow and cobalt. The classic shape with a hint of modernity of these chic teacups will accompany perfectly the most elegant tableware.Tea Party Tea, Tea Party, Afternoon Tea, Tea Gifts, Hostess Gifts, TWG Tea, MacaronsTWG Tea Macarons are a perfect addition to your Tea Party. Purchase TWG Tea Macarons in-store at our Downtown location for your party in a choice of boxes of 6, 12 and 24 priced at $24, $48 and $96 respectively or purchase individual TWG Tea Macarons at $4 each. (Offered In-Store Only)Tea Party Tea, Tea Party, Afternoon Tea, Tea Gifts, Hostess Gifts, TWG Tea, Macarons

Tea-Scented Candle - Tea Party Tea - This gorgeously tea-infused scented candle is a fresh and verdant surrender to the elusive charms of springtime, a delicate reminiscence of misty morning awakenings followed by glorious sun drenched afternoon tea parties, an addictive perfume inflected with notes of sweet violet and handpicked raw green tea buds. Tea Party Tea, Tea Party, Afternoon Tea, Tea Gifts, Hostess Gifts, TWG Tea, Macarons

Wishing everyone a happy Easter! 
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The Art of Making Tea

March 09, 2016

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A perfectly infused cup of tea should be limpid and sparkling - an invitation to a moment of peace and tranquility TWG Tea, Tea Preparation, The Urban Tea Merchant Tea is a reflection of cultures and civilizations around the world, and although its essence must always be respected, tea is continually metamorphosing to adapt to local tastes. Nevertheless, when preparing a cup of tea, everything should be taken into consideration to get the best out of the leaves: the variety of the tea, the quality of the water, the water temperature, the type of filter, the infusion time, and finally, the tea wares used to serve each variety of tea.

How to Make a Perfect Cup of TWG Tea:

1. Warm the teapot and filter by rinsing them with simmering water;

2. Place one teaspoon or 2 1/2 grams of tea per cup into the warm filter, allowing the tea leaves time to expand;

3. Gently pour simmering water on the tea, completely covering all of the leaves;

4. Infuse the tea for a suitable length of time, depending on the variety of tea used;

5. Remove the filter with the tea leaves so that the infusion remains consistent from the first cup to the last;

6. Stir the tea to distribute the tannins throughout the teapot before pouring;

7. Allow fine-harvest, single-estate teas to cool for a few minutes before serving, so as not to burn the tongue, in order for you to enjoy the full palette of flavours. 

Visit The Urban Tea Merchant to experience an array of over 300 Exclusive and Fine Harvest TWG Tea Blends

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A Tale of Spring - Sakura! Sakura! Tea

March 02, 2016

Sakura! Sakura! Tea, Haute Couture Tea, TWG Tea, The Urban Tea Merchant, Cherry Blossoms

Did you know...

“Hanami – a flower viewing ceremony of the Sakura blooms - or cherry blossoms - started during the Nara Period of Japan’s history and used to be an exclusive privilege reserved for the of society’s elite from the Imperial Courts. This long standing tradition, also known as cherry blossom festival, soon spread across the society and has evolved to be the internationally recognized event it is today”.

Sakura! Sakura! Tea, Hanami, Cherry Blossoms, TWG Tea, The Urban Tea Merchant

Now offered at The Urban Tea Merchant, TWG Tea's Sakura! Sakura! Haute Couture Tea pays a befitting tribute to one of the most celebrated and beautiful seasons in Japan. Produced in limited quantities, this fine green tea with notes of cherry blossom is TWG Tea’s unique interpretation and celebration of the annual Hanami – a flower viewing ceremony originating from the 8th Century, during Nara Period in Japan’s history.

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.

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The golden infusion with a subtle floral fragrance is likened to Spring in a teacup, and brings you on an unforgettable journey to discover one of the most captivating seasons in Japan. Packaged in a golden yellow box, the Sakura! Sakura! Haute Couture Tea is reminiscent of warm sunlight permeating through the cool clouds, a glorious awakening for the body and soul.

Shop Spring Tea Collection

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Blooming Flowers in Your Teacup

February 24, 2016

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True works of art, crafted teas are individually handsewn and are designed to blossom into a most extraordinary 'flower' once infused. TWG Tea’s Blooming Tea Flowers are a stunning and entertaining visual experience. 

Crafted in China, tea flowers are composed of tea leaves sewn by hand in an artisanal manner into compact shapes the 'bloom' when infused at the bottom of a teacup or teapot. 

Often blended with fragrant flowers, like jasmine, dragon lily, rose, and osmanthus, crafted teas are remarkably beautiful, as they slowly unfold into astonishing shapes. Like the flowers they resemble, these teas are elusive as they are aesthetic - an art form that appeals to all senses. 

Tea Flowers, TWG Tea, Tea Flower, Celebration TeaTo infuse tea flowers, we recommend placing one tea flower per teapot in water heated to 85C/185F. Steep for 5 to 7 minutes, until the tea flower blooms. 

Tea Flower Collection at The Urban Tea Merchant

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Crown Jewel TeaPrecious white tea leaves are handcrafted into a bouquet of pink amaranth. A vibrant and refreshing TWG Tea creation.  

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Heart of Happiness Tea - Beautiful white tea leaves are handcrafted into a heart bouquet of amaranth, jasmine and dragon lilies. A magnificent and enveloping TWG Tea creation. 

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Enchanted Beauty Tea - Sophisticated oolong tea leaves are handcrafted into a bouquet with amaranth and orange lily. This TWG Tea composition will bloom in the teacup. 

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Heart of Gold Tea - Rare white tea leaves are handcrafted into a bouquet of golden chrysanthemums. A crystalline and melodious TWG Tea creation. 

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Imperial Rose Tea - A truly majestic tea under the clouds. Only the rarest white tea is hand crafted into this precious bouquet of roses. An extraordinary TWG Tea creation.

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First Kiss Tea - Beautiful white tea leaves are handcrafted into a bouquet of hibiscus and amaranth blossoms. A sweet and enchanting TWG Tea creation.

Tea Accessories for Tea Flower Collection

The Urban Tea Merchant offers a large collection of TWG Tea's transparent hand-blown glass teapots and crystal tea bowls, that will allow you to fully enjoy the extraordinary infusion of crafted tea flowers.

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Celebrate the Art of Romance

January 27, 2016

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TWG Tea, the world’s finest luxury tea brand, unveils an exclusive collection of exceptional loose leaf teas this Valentine’s Day.

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Tea was once a product so revered, costly and rare that it was only offered as a gift to emperors and courtiers, a product as elite as it was noble. Today, TWG Tea has revived this tradition with artfully packaged teas in beautifully conceived gift boxes, introducing ornate blends crafted to create lasting impressions and lingering sensations as precious as the moments they celebrate.

Valentine Breakfast Tea, Caviar Tin Collection
The Caviar Tin Tea Collection features circular tea tins which, once opened, will bestow an amalgam of fragrances and flavours to transcend the spirit and uplift the senses. Especially designed for the important occasions in life, this seasonal selection includes Valentine’s Breakfast Tea, Magic Moment Tea and the beautiful Amour de Thé. TWG Tea Caviar Tin Teas contain 100g of loose tea and are priced at $52.

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TWG Tea has captured the essence of love in a sensual Darjeeling tea blended with delicate rose blossoms. An enchanting potion elegantly packaged in TWG Tea’s signature Caviar Gift Box, Amour de Thé is a divine Valentine’s creation, making it the ideal gift to dazzle the hearts.

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To celebrate Valentine’s Day, a silver Caviar tea tin envelops the sweet Valentine Breakfast Tea, a blend as intoxicating as love itself. This black tea weds fresh, ripe fruits and silver pearls that dot the soft amber infusion like luminous tears of joy.

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Magic Moment Caviar Tin Tea is a magical potion that unites the delicious character of black tea, rare citrus fruits and the nutty savours of tropical coconut.

Chocolate Earl Grey, Caviar Tin Collection, Valentine's Day

Chocolate Earl Grey Tea - this rich and aromatic black tea is accented with fresh notes of rare TWG bergamot and pure dark chocolate which unite to create a marvellous and blissful blend. An unforgettable tea for those special moments.

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Created especially for Valentine’s Day, Follow Me Tea is a beckoning blend of the finest green tea harvest and rare ginseng root, crowned with notes of succulent royal pineapple. An exceptional tea to pursue to the ends of the earth. An Haute Couture tin with 100g of loose Follow Me Tea retails at $44.

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TWG Tea Bain de Roses Tea Scented Candle rekindles memories and accompanies evenings of sweet romance. The dusky roses of Grasse in Provence envelops you in an intoxicating perfume combined with a secret bouquet of black tea, heady notes of white sandalwood, warm vanilla and fresh grapefruit. TWG Tea Bain de Roses is also available in the Rosebud Tea Set, accompanied with handcrafted Saturn Tea Tin in pink, luxury air-tight container, infused with 100 grams of Bain de Roses Tea, a sensual Darjeeling blended with extraordinary roses and hints of vanilla. The Rosebud Tea Set retails at $170.

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On a more delicate note, Love Me Tea is an engaging invitation of fine green tea and fragrant floral blossoms which entices the senses. Continuing to charm and engage our ethereal desires, these sweet, aromatic teas celebrate the enduring romance of life. A Keepsake Tin Tea with 150g of loose Love Me Tea retails at $68.

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Swinging into the Year of the Monkey with Jasmine Monkey King Tea

January 14, 2016

Set in the picturesque mountains of Fujian Province, a century old legend has it that monkeys were specially trained by monks to pick tea leaves on the steep mountains ridges of China. Taught to select only the finest leaves from the top of the tea plant, these monkeys bring home exquisite tea leaves buds that yielded an exceptionally fragrant and unforgettable brew.
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In a befitting tribute and celebration of the tradition of tea picking, TWG Tea swings into
the Lunar New Year with an exclusive blend, the Jasmine Monkey King Haute

Couture Tea.

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Created specially to celebrate this most important Chinese festival, Jasmine Monkey King Tea is a marvellous hand-picked green tea composed of the finest quality buds and young leaves, blended with sensual night-blooming jasmine. This intoxicating infusion yields a mellow and relaxing aroma with a touch of floral sweetness.Jasmine Monkey King Tea, TWG Tea, The Urban Tea Merchant, The Year of the MonkeyThe latest addition to the Haute Couture Tea Collection, this exquisite tea is packaged in the signature tin design. The sophisticated jade-hued box with gold embossing makes an ideal gift for loved ones to usher in an auspicious Chinese New Year.

Wishing one and all a spirited Year of the Monkey. 

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January Teas of the Month

January 10, 2016

Taking time with ourselves over a fine pot of tea, allows us to get into a new rhythm, becoming more aware of ways of living more meaningful lives.

Tea Flowers, TWG Tea, Tea Flower, Celebration Tea
Rare white tea leaves are intricately handcrafted into a bouquet with blossoms of orange lily and osmanthus. A delicate and delightful TWG Tea creation.
Matcha, Green Tea
This powdered green tea, traditionally prepared with a bamboo whisk, is hand-picked in the most prestigious estate in Japan. A thick and slightly astringent green tea, this infusion yields a smooth and grassy taste which finishes with a hint of sweetness. Sealed packet.Blue Cloud Tea, Oolong, New Zealand, TWG Tea, The Urban Tea Merchant
Processed according to Chinese methods and therefore only very lightly oxidised, the polished, rolled, jade-green leaves of this blue tea exude an aroma of ripe apricots and infuse into a mild, slightly astringent cup. A pure and wonderful tea. New Zealand.
Jasmine Pearls, Green Tea
A suave cup of elegantly fragrant Chinese green tea lavishly blended with TWG jasmine blossoms. The tender, silvery buds are intricately rolled into “pearls” and then dried amid fresh, aromatic jasmine flowers. The pearls magically unfurl in the teacup.
Ceylon Leopard Tea
A delightful TWG Tea contrast of a highly aromatic Orange Pekoe black tea from the Ceylon highlands blended with the finest silver needle tipped white tea. A surprising tea of beauty and strength.
White Fortune Tea, Yin Zhen
This rare TWG Tea Yin Zhen white tea is delicately blended with tart rhubarb and sweet strawberries to create an outstanding sweet and sour blend of exceptional quality.
Almond Tea, Black Tea
A walk into a forest of flavour. A delicious TWG Tea black tea blended with fresh almonds gives a very woody and nutty taste.

Every Sip is a Journey


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Reflect and Renew

December 31, 2015

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As I sit and contemplate what lies ahead for 2016, I reconnect with the ever-present reminders of change, changelessness, and choice that are all around us. I think of making resolutions such as - Being truly open. Seek wisdom. Ask the hard questions. Ponder deeply. Then I come back to sipping my favorite fine tea. I take a sip and imagine the future. Every sip is a journey. 
 ~ A Message from Co-Founder, Tom James
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As we enter into 2016, it can be time to connect with our sense of purpose and goals. Sipping our favourite fine tea, gives us time to reflect, renew and create and to reinforce what is important to us. Take a time for a fine pot of tea, to just be with ourselves. Taking pause as we enter the 2016 can help us to validate the values and goals in life we hold dear to us. We can plan to take action on them.
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Macarons, Japan Sencha Tea, Fine Tea, Finest Teas of the World, Every Sip is a Journey

Wishing everyone a prosperous and happy New Year!

 ~ The Urban Tea Merchant Team 

Enchanting TWG Tea blends to guide you into New Year celebrations

December 26, 2015

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As night falls in the hours leading up to the New Year’s countdown, TWG Tea conjures the Midnight Hour Tea to welcome a beginning, igniting passion and anticipation as the clock chimes midnight. 
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A magical infusion of decaffeinated black tea encircled by a constellation of fragrant tropical fruits, the limited edition TWG Tea blend will unfurl in a display of fireworks on the palate. Midnight Hour Tea is available all year round and can be packaged in 50grams, 100grams or 250grams and is also available in TWG Cotton Teabags 

Celebration Tea, Blooming Tea, Flower Tea, New Years Eve

Celebration Tea, a rare white tea with leaves that are intricately handcrafted into a bouquet with blossoms of orange lily and osmanthus. A delicate and delightful TWG Tea creation. 

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Festive Night Tea, a TWG Tea blend of green tea with cherry blossoms infuses into a dazzling cup with a sweet aroma of red fruits and the intense warmth of rose petals. 

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Tea-Infused Cocktail Recipes to Brighten Up Your Holiday Parties

December 25, 2015

Whether you are hosting parties over the holidays or taking some time for yourself to enjoy a Tea Service with friends and family, a Holiday Tea Cocktail & Mocktail are a great way to have some fun and share those special moments!

Here are four stylish and delicious Tea Cocktails to enjoy this winter season: 

Timeless Spirit

Tea-Infused Cocktail

1/3 oz Timeless Tea* concentrate

1/4 oz creme de cassis

Sparkling wine (Prosecco or Champagne)

In a Champagne glass, place Timeless Tea concentrate and creme de cassis. Top with iced sparkling wine and serve.

*Timeless Tea - A swirling eddy of aromas, this classic black tea, blended with a passionate bouquet of hibiscus and bright flowers, turns back the hands of time, producing a fresh cup with a lingering floral aftertaste. For those moments of eternal emotion.

Chocolate Mint Surprise

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1 oz Vodka

1 oz Kahlua

3/4 oz Choco Mint Truffle Tea* concentrate

Cream

In a highball glass filled with ice, build drink. Garnish with fresh mint and chocolate shavings.

*Choco Mint Truffle Tea - With soft notes of vanilla, rich chocolate and a hint of mint, this TWG rooibos of South Africa is a dessert in itself. Sweet and intoxicating.

 Festive Tea Mocktail (Non-Alcoholic)

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1/2 oz Red Christmas Tea* concentrate

1 oz pear purée

Pinch freshly grated ginger

Sparkling apple juice

Club soda

In a Champagne flute, add the Red Christmas Tea concentrate, pear purée and ginger.

Pour sparkling apple juice until glass is 2/3 full.

Stir.

Top with club soda.

*Red Christmas Tea - For those cosy winter evenings, this TWG theine-free red tea is a festival of flavours and spices, to reminisce and celebrate all year long. Rooibos, hibiscus, orange peel, apple, cinnamon, clove, ginger, cardamom

 Voyager's Dream 

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 1 oz whiskey or bourbon

1/2 oz Amaretto

1 oz lemon juice

1/2 oz Voyager's Tea* concentrate

Sparkling Apple Juice

Build drink in a Collins glass filled with ice and stir lightly.

Garnish with a twist of lemon.

*Voyager's Tea - An adventure of flavours, this brisk blend of green tea and black tea pays homage to autumn with a scattering of nuts and a harmonious mélange of the finest bergamot. An auspicious tea to savour on the eve of a voyage.

Shop Tea Blends online to make your own Holiday Winter Tea Cocktail at home 

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Gifts Under $100: Lavish Stocking Stuffers & Hostess Gifts For Everyone on your List

December 16, 2015

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Curated with the Finest Blended Teas and Gourmet Delights
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TWG Tea has created a selection of unique loose teas, each carefully designed to reflect an excellence of content and packaging. The lavish, Haute Couture loose leaf tea collection is a perfect way to introduce extravagant blends and exquisite harvests and to share TWG Tea connoisseurship with tea drinkers around the world.
Afternoon Tea, High Tea, TWG Tea Macarons, Macarons, Christmas Jewel Tea
TWG Tea Macarons, TWG Tea, Christmas Jewel Tea
Christmas Jewel Tea-Infused Macaron 
A true testament of TWG Tea’s expertise, this precious creation sets the stage for a series of fascinating surprises such as the limited edition Christmas Jewel Tea infused macaron showcasing a spiced mandarin orange and orange marmalade filling, perfect to share with friends and family during the festive season. And as every jewel requires the perfect setting, the limited edition macaron is available in Christmas Jewel gold-embossed gift boxes of 6, 12 or 24 macarons.
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TWG Tea Chocolate Bars
TWG Tea chocolates are entirely handmade using only the most natural & noble ingredients, the intensity of flavour inherent in each chocolate achieved solely by the distinctive characteristics of our teas.
White Christmas Haute Couture Tea

Precious Yin Zhen (silver needles) blended with orange peel, hibiscus and spices. 

TWG Tea Red Christmas Tea,Teabags and Caviar Tin
For those cosy holiday evenings, this TWG Tea theine-free red (rooibos) tea is a festival of flavours and spices to reminisce and celebrate all year long. Delight your palate with hibiscus, orange peel, apple, cinnamon, clove, ginger & cardamom 
Christmas Jewel Tea
Christmas Jewel Tea 

Handcrafted using the finest quality ingredients, the new Christmas Jewel Tea is a delightful wonder to warm a cold winter’s night, encased in an artfully designed locket as an invitation to a world of enchantments...French Earl Grey Tea & Tea Jelly, Sugar Gems Haute Couture Duo Gift Box

Haute Couture Gourmet Gift Set 

Variation on a theme… Four different Haute Couture Teas – Geisha Blossom, French Earl Grey, 1837 Black Tea and Red of Africa – are paired with their corresponding Tea Jelly and a precious bottle of Sugar Gems. A tea party in a box!

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TWG Tea Sugar Gems and Sugar Sticks
TWG Tea Brown/White Sugar Sticks
The TWG Tea Sugar Sticks are naturally processed to gently sweeten your tea without affecting the particular taste and colour of the infusion.
TWG Tea Sugar Gems  
Artisanally crafted, these beautiful diamond shaped pure white sugar gems are naturally processed to gently sweeten your tea without affecting the particular taste and colour of the infusion.
TWG Tea Jelly
Tea-Infused Jelly 
Four different Tea Jelly infused with French Earl Grey Tea, 1837 Black Tea, Red of Africa Tea and Geisha Blossom Tea. Enjoy with cheese platters, warm scones or toast! 
TWG Tea Mug
This signature bone china collection includes Morning and Afternoon Teacups, a Tea Mug, Sugar Bowl and Creamer. Classic and functional, these exclusive TWG Tea accessories with signature logo will be perfectly suited to your tea table.
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A variety of TWG Tea teas to enjoy this festive season. Packaged in 50grams, 100gram or 250grams or offered in Saturn or Modern TWG Tea Tins 
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Gift Cards 
What better way to say "You're Special" than with a Gift Card from The Urban Tea Merchant. Gift cards are redeemable in stores or by phone!


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Holiday Shipping Schedule

December 14, 2015

TWG Tea Gift Wrapping

To ensure that your parcel arrives before or on December 24th, please place your online order by the following dates.

To US
Standard Shipping - place order before Monday December 14th 5pm PT
Express Shipping - Place order before Thursday December 17th 5pm PT

To Canada
Standard shipping - place order before Thursday December 17th 5pm PT 
Express Shipping - place order before Sunday December 20th 5pm PT

Please note these are estimated delivery dates as provided by Canada Post.

Top 6 Festive TWG Teas to Celebrate this Season

December 08, 2015

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Exquisite loose leaf blends creating enchanting memories this holiday season...
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For the refined, White Christmas Tea is an exceptional TWG Tea creation. This rare Yin Zhen white tea is hand blended with exquisite fruits and spices to delight the palate with sparkling festive flavours. Also available in the Haute Couture White Christmas Tin, and 50grams, 100grams, or 250grams. 
Noel! Noel! Tea, Festive Teas, TWG Tea, The Urban Tea Merchant
For festive gatherings, Noel! Noel! Tea is an elixir that will surely inspire wintry fireside reunions and joyful Christmas celebrations. This TWG Tea black tea and white Yin Zhen tea blend combines fragrant spices and tones of clementine with rich Tahitian vanilla. A warm and generous tea. Available in 50grams, 100gram or 250grams.
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For those cosy holiday evenings, Red Christmas Tea, a theine-free red rooibos, is a festival of flavours and spices, to reminisce and celebrate all year long. Available in loose tea in 50grams, 100grams, 250grams, Red Christmas Caviar Tin, and Red Christmas Cotton Teabags
Christmas Lights Tea, Festive Teas, The Urban Tea Merchant, TWG Tea
For the sweet tooth, Christmas Lights Tea has rich nutty and almond tonalities blended with TWG Tea spices give this grand green tea a party allure. A celebration of rich and aromatic flavours. Available in 50grams, 100gram or 250grams.
Midnight Hour Tea, Festive Teas, The Urban Tea Merchant, TWG Tea
As the clock chimes midnight, Midnight Hour Tea unfurls a magical infusion of decaffeinated black tea delicately blended with fragrant tropical fruits. A tea to transform and renew. The perfect blend to accompany your New Year’s celebrations! Available in 50grams, 100gram or 250grams.
Festive Night Tea, TWG Tea, The Urban Tea Merchant
For the light hearted, Festive Night Tea is a green tea blended with cherry blossoms infuses into a dazzling cup with a sweet aroma of red fruits and the intense warmth of rose petals. Available in 50grams, 100gram or 250grams.
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For those special times, Holiday Spirit Tea is a nostalgic blend of black tea blended with magical and evocative spices, a true invitation to make merry. A festive TWG tea that pays tribute to the warmth and joy of the celebratory season.

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Magical Tea Moments Await You

December 02, 2015

Gift Ideas for that Special Someone or for your own Wishlist! 

Christmas Around the World Tea Set
Christmas Around the World Tea Set - A yuletide adventure awaits! Join in a festive voyage around the globe, right within your teacup. The spirit of the season is captured in five magical teas to transport heart and hearth this Christmas. $152

The Noel! Noel! Tea Sets are the perfect gift for tea lovers this holiday season, and contain everything you need to prepare the perfect cup of tea, including a marvelous 50g Caviar Tin of Noel! Noel! Tea, a personal mini Design Teapot in polished stainless steel or yellow gold, a silver-plated tea scoop and a packet of 30 disposable 100% cotton tea filters. Starting at $310

Especially designed for the celebratory season, the Grand Holiday Tea Set tea lovers will delight with an exclusive selection of eight TWG Tea glossy handmade tea tins in bright hues filled with festive taster's a sampling of gourmet teas and fine harvest TWG Tea exclusive blends. Enclosed in a stylish box and sleeve, this gift set is a journey of discovery through the teacup. 8 X 20g tins. $215

Tea Party Tea Set
The Tea Party Tea Set unveils an individual serving TWG Tea Design Teapot (180ml) in porcelain enveloped in a mirror finish stainless steel warmer with an inner felt lining, which keeps tea warm for one hour, and four luxury air-tight handcrafted tea tins, filled with an exclusive selection of TWG Teas. The tea set is enclosed in an elegant box and sleeve. A tea party for one...or two. 4 tins X 20g. $322 
The Grand Explorer Tea Set exhibits a TWG Tea silver tea scoop and two beautifully designed caviar tea tins that are regally encased in luxurious TWG Tea gift box. $82
World Voyage Christmas Tea Set
TWG Tea unveils an exquisite offering for this festive season, the
World Voyage Christmas Tea Set. Warming your heart and delighting your palate, this tea set is an elegant box & sleeve enclosing six TWG mini tea tins filled with a celebratory collection of teas. $158
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Shop The Urban Tea Merchant's Holiday Gift Guide

November 25, 2015

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An invitation to a world of enchantments....
Filling hearts with love and joy this holiday season. Capture the TWG Tea experience with gifts for everyone on your list. 
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GIFTS FOR HER
Enchanting aromas, beautiful tea blends. Make her day. 
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GIFTS FOR HIM
Curated teas and tea ware, phenomenal packaging. Just for him.
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GIFTS FOR THE FAMILY
Exquisite tea and tea accessories for the entire family to enjoy
GIFTS FOR THE GLOBETROTTER
Take your tea with you, or take a voyage through your teacup...

GIFTS FOR THE TEA ENTHUSIAST 
For the tea lover in search of new sensations.
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GIFTS FOR THE HOST OR HOSTESS
Stylish gifts, beautifully packaged gifts to show your gratitude. 
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GIFT CARDS  
What better way to say "You're Special" than with a Gift Card from The Urban Tea Merchant. Gift cards are delivered by email or post and redeemable in stores, online or by phone!


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Luxurious Gift Sets for all Tea Lovers

November 18, 2015

Good tidings we bring! As the frigid nights of carolling around the fiery Yule Log grow nearer, and the faint jingle of Santa's sleigh-bells grow louder, TWG Tea offers delightful Christmas wonders just in time for the season of giving. 

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TWG Tea unveils the exquisite offering for this festive season, the World Voyage Tea Set. Warming your heart and delighting your palate, this tea set is an elegant box & sleeve enclosing six TWG mini tea tins filled with a celebratory collection of teas.Tea Party Tea Set, TWG Tea, The Urban Tea Merchant, Gift Sets
The Tea Party Tea Set unveils an individual serving TWG Tea Design Teapot (180ml) in porcelain enveloped in a mirror finish stainless steel warmer with an inner felt lining, which keeps tea warm for one hour, and four luxury air-tight handcrafted tea tins, filled with an exclusive selection of TWG Teas. The tea set is enclosed in an elegant box and sleeve. A tea party for one...or two.
Christmas Around the World Tea Set - A yuletide adventure awaits! Join in a festive voyage around the globe, right within your teacup. The spirit of the season is captured in five magical teas to transport heart and hearth this Christmas.
Haute Couture Gourmet Gift Set, Gift Set, TWG Tea, The Urban Tea Merchant
Variation on a theme… Four different Haute Couture Teas – Geisha Blossom, French Earl Grey, 1837 Black Tea and Red of Africa – are paired with their corresponding Tea Jelly and a precious bottle of Sugar Gems. A tea party in a box!
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Tea Taster Collection - A selection of six of our most popular teabags - Singapore Breakfast Tea, French Earl Grey, Chamomile, Silver Moon Tea, 1837 Black Tea and Vanilla Bourbon Tea
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Posh Red Tea Set - TWG Tea’s delightful duo-combination of our exquisite teas - 100g each of Holiday Spirit Tea and Red Chocolate Tea. 
Talisman Tea Set - A magical TWG Tea duo of Earl Grey Fortune, strong and full bodied First Flush Darjeeling blended with refined bergamot that yields a most robust and balanced cup, and Paris-Singapore Tea, a distinguished green tea enhanced with the subtle fragrance of red fruits. 
Miraculous Mandarine, Tea Set, Miracle Tea & Candle Set
Miracle Tea & Candle Set - A beautiful combination of Miraculous Mandarin Tea in a TWG Tea Red Saturn Tin with a Miraculous Mandarin Tea Scented Candle. All elegantly packaged in a TWG Tea Gift set.

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TWG Tea Christmas Collection is now available at The Urban Tea Merchant.
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Dreaming Of A Winter Wonderland...

November 11, 2015

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Create a Winter Wonderland Tea Table with TWG Tea as white tea is sprinkled throughout its festive products, resembling snowy drifts in the teacup during a white Christmas. Accent your holiday gatherings with exquisite TWG Tea Accessories in holiday colours of white and gold. Tea lovers are sure to find the perfect Christmas gift
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For privileged connoisseurs, White Christmas Tea is a Yin Zhen white tea melded with an exquisite blend of fruits and spices, creating an enchanting mix of flavours in signature Haute Couture Tea Tin.

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Luxuriously lined with a naturally luminescent mother-of-pearl inlay and precious metals, the porcelain Glamour Tea Bowls and Saucers are handmade in Limoges, France, a city internationally renowned for producing some of the world’s finest and most sought-after porcelain ware. Painstakingly conceived to resemble the silhouette of a flower, the beautiful tea bowls boast a streamlined shape to follow the curvature of the mouth. These precious ornaments can be used and cherished for generations.
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White Earl Grey Tea Scented Candle - Zested with citrusy mineral notes that lend their raw purity to this elegant fragrance, TWG Tea's White Earl Grey Tea is a refreshing combination of sparkling bergamot and downy leaves of imperial white tea which pervade the senses with a crystalline scent, reminiscent of moon water.
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Design Teapot with Filter & Warmer in White 18ct Gold Plated - The TWG Tea Design teapots represent the convenience of modern functional features and the pleasure of serving tea in the classic beauty of an exclusive TWG Tea design. A high-quality polished stainless steel warmer with an inner felt lining envelope the porcelain teapot and keep the tea warm for one hour. All the porcelain teapots come with an especially designed removable filter which allows the leaves to unfurl and to develop their fragrance during the infusion. These teapots are perfectly suitable for all tea varieties.

TWG Tea Christmas Collection is now available at The Urban Tea Merchant.

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An Invitation to a World of Enchantments with TWG Tea's Christmas Jewel Tea

November 04, 2015

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A TWG Tea Tale…

Once upon a time, in a towering castle set in mountainous drifts of snow as fresh and frosty as rough cut diamonds, a gleaming little box sits hidden at the foot of a towering fir tree. On Christmas morn’, the box is opened to reveal a sparkling cobalt and ruby tin filled with an enchanting composition of green tea, festive spices, sweet orange and jasmine pearls plated with molten 24ct gold. A happy embrace is followed by sounds of joyous laughter while steaming cups are served to warm the hearts of all. Merry Christmas!

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Handcrafted using the finest quality ingredients, the new Christmas Jewel Tea is a delightful wonder to warm a cold winter’s night, encased in an artfully designed locket as an invitation to a world of enchantments…

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TWG Tea Christmas Collection is now available at The Urban Tea Merchant.

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Perfume of Tea

October 27, 2015

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Rekindle Memories, Illuminate Tea Parties, and Embalm Evenings of Sweet Romance
with TWG Tea Scented Candles 

Miraculous Mandarin Tea Candle

Miraculous Mandarin Tea Scented CandleSoft waves escape from a teapot, sending fresh notes of steam into the air. A celebration of mysteries, Miraculous Mandarin is scented with a panorama of rich spices, frankincense and notes of candied sweetness, an invitation to a sumptuous and lavish feast of the senses.







 Oud Night Scented Candle, TWG Tea

Oud Night Tea Scented Candle - A precious fragrance warms the evening air, laden with a rich infusion of rare calambac, incense and smoky black tea. Dissolving into an earthly potion of molten resin, cedar and smouldering tea flowers, Oud Night burns as an ardent offering, a luxuriant and incandescent dream of sweet eternity.







White Earl Grey Tea Scented Candle

White Earl Grey Tea Scented CandleZested with citrusy mineral notes that lend their raw purity to this elegant fragrance, TWG Tea's White Earl Grey Tea is a refreshing combination of sparkling bergamot and downy leaves of imperial white tea which pervade the senses with a crystalline scent, reminiscent of moon water.







1837 Black Tea Scented Candle
 

1837 Black Tea Scented CandleThe high mountain plateaus are ripe with the delicate perfume of freshly harvested tea. Inspired by the quiet sophistication of TWG Tea’s signature blend, 1837 Black is scented with an epicurean fantasy of vanilla, musk and sweet spices, a sparkling promise of enigmatic delights.








Bain de Roses Tea Scented Candle

Bain de Roses Tea Scented CandleIn the month of May, the dusky roses of Grasses come into flower, enveloping Provence in an intoxicating perfume. Combined with a secret bouquet of black tea, heady notes of white sandalwood, warm vanilla and fresh grapefruit, TWG Tea's Bain de Roses exhales a passionate and dramatic elixir as sweet as a macaron à la rose.






Tea Party Tea Scented Candle

Tea Party Tea Scented CandleA fresh and verdant surrender to the elusive charms of springtime, Tea Party is a delicate reminiscence of misty morning awakenings followed by glorious sun drenched afternoon tea parties, an addictive perfume inflected with notes of sweet voilet and handpicked raw green tea buds.







Candle Gift Sets 

 Rosebud Tea Set

Rosebud Gift Set - A beautiful combination of Bain de Roses Tea in a TWG Tea Pink Saturn Tin with Bain de Roses Tea Scented Candle. All packaged in an elegant TWG Tea Gift set.










Miracle Tea Set

Miracle Tea & Candle Set - A beautiful combination of Miraculous Mandarin Tea in a TWG Tea Red Saturn Tin with Miraculous Mandarin Tea Scented Candle. All packaged in an elegant TWG Tea Gift set.










How to burn a TWG Tea Candle 

When lighting the candle for the first time, burn until liquid wax covers the entire surface. Trim the wick to 5mm and burn in a draught-free area. Do not place a lit candle directly on marble and never leave it unattended. TWG Tea Candles can burn for 60 hours. Store in a cool, dark and dry place.

 

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Introducing the Pacific Route Tea Set

October 13, 2015

Pacific Route Tea Set
Enjoy the newest Tea Service from our menu inspired by "West Coast" flavours.Pacific Route Tea Service
Served on beautiful glass platter, the Pacific Route Tea Set includes OceanWise seafood such as the tea-infused miso and maple sablefish, butter poached prawn with "Orange Blossom Oolong" chutney and included in the sweets is an apple dome infused with "Caramel Tea".
Pacific Route Tea Set
The Pacific Route Tea Set is accompanied by a selection of TWG Tea including Pacific Route Tea!
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The Urban Tea Merchant & TWG Tea's Pop-Up Store in Holt Renfrew, Calgary

September 21, 2015

UPDATE: Thank-you to all those who visited us at Holt Renfrew in Calgary!  As of October 15, 2015 our pop-up store is now closed, but please stay connected with us online, visit our flagship store in Vancouver or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram!
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Shoppers at Holt Renfrew, Calgary can savor the exquisite specialty TWG Tea, the finest teas in the world, in a bright and airy tea shop reminiscent of old world/new world, located just inside Holt Renfrew, Calgary’s 1st floor in between Hermes and Louis Vuitton. 

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Holt Renfrew Pop-Up, TWG Tea, The Urban Tea Merchant

Calgary is the third location in Canada for The Urban Tea Merchant to officially retail TWG Tea in
a stand alone Pop-­Up store. 

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The pop up features a carefully curated selection of one of a kind TWG Tea accessories and packaged teas to delight the eye and enliven the taste buds. With expert knowledge from The Urban Tea Merchant’s trained Tea Ambassadors, tea lovers will be able to select the perfect gifts for friends and loved ones.
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TWG Tea designs will certainly appeal to modern tea drinkers in their adaptation of tradition to the contemporary tea table. Elegant tea tins, a myriad of hand‑blown glass, porcelain, stoneware and cast iron teapots, fine bone china teacups, saucers, creamers and sugar bowls, as well as tea filters and tea scoops of all sorts can be found in TWG Tea’s accessory collection at The Urban Tea Merchant’s Pop-­Up Store in Holt Renfrew, Calgary.

The pop up will open on September 17th and will operate during regular store hours at Holt Renfrew Calgary, until February, 2016.Holt Renfrew Pop-Up, TWG Tea, The Urban Tea Merchant

The pop up which opened on September 17th, will operate during regular store hours at Holt Renfrew Calgary. 

Visit us at our Canadian Pop-Up's in Holt Renfrew, Yorkdale and Holt Renfrew, Calgary!
Or
Visit us at The Urban Tea Merchant's Signature Downtown Vancouver location
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Tea and Mooncakes: TWG Tea Crafts the Perfect Match

September 09, 2015

Tea & Mooncakes, Mid Autumn Festival

Throughout history, tea has been served to accompany sweets, to balance flavours and refresh the palate. TWG Tea has instituted the contemporary tea experience giving customers the opportunity to learn more about tea – and tea pairing – which has created such a trend these past eight years.

As with the origins of mooncake and tea pairing, there are different variations abounding in countries across Asia. Tea culture developed in the past into an object of veneration and trade throughout the world.

In the spirit of celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival, enjoy some of TWG Tea's exclusive tea blends that honour this season's flavours:

Silver Moon Tea, Haute Couture, Mid-Autumn Festival, TWG Tea

TWG Tea’s first and most beloved exclusive blend Silver Moon Tea was specially conceived and carefully blended by our team of experts to pair with any variety of snow skin or traditional baked mooncakes. A light and fragrant melange of green teas – the perfect variety of tea to complement desserts and sophisticated patisseries – is blended with a very aromatic and heady bouquet of ripe wild berries which finishes with a hint of sweet vanilla which subdues the sweet overtones of snowskin mooncakes and balances the rich notes of traditional mooncakes, making the Silver Moon Tea the perfect blend to accompany your celestial voyage this season.

Silver Moon TeaSilver Moon Tea - A TWG Tea blend of green teas is accented with a grand berry and vanilla bouquet, smooth, with just a hint of spice. A tea for that special moment.
To characterize the elegance of Singapore’s taste and multifarious cultures and tea traditions, TWG Tea launched the Singapore Breakfast Tea, a natural blend of green tea, black tea, rare spices, and notes of sparkling citrus fruits to pair with the rich and complex flavours of the traditional baked skin mooncakes,
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Singapore Breakfast Tea Singapore Breakfast Tea - A tantalizing elixir to inspire new beginnings, this noble TWG Tea breakfast blend is evocative of the sophisticated harmony of Singapore. Boasting a natural blend of green tea, black tea, rich vanilla and rare spices, this tea yields a complex flavour with a sweet and lingering aftertaste.
To accompany your tea, TWG Tea has captured the spirit of the Mid-Autumn festival in a collection of four tea-infused traditional mooncakes, entirely hand-crafted in Singapore by TWG Tea’s Chef Pâtissier with meticulous effort to blend flavours in absolute harmony.
Mid-Autumn Festival, Mooncake, TWG Tea

Happy Mid-Autumn Season! 

TWG Tea Mooncakes are available in-store at our Vancouver, Downtown location until supplies last
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Celebrating Autumn: Introducing TWG Tea's 2015 Mooncake Gift Set Collection

September 01, 2015

TWG Tea, the world’s finest tea brand, has captured the spirit of the Mid-Autumn festival in a collection of four tea-infused traditional mooncakes, entirely hand-crafted in Singapore by TWG Tea’s Chef Pâtissier with meticulous effort to blend flavours in absolute harmony.

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Setting the trend for the entire collection this year is the Autumn Celebration Tea, announcing the arrival of fall in deep violet, setting the tone and the flavour of the season.

Throughout history, tea has been served to accompany sweets, to balance flavours and refresh the palate. Autumn Celebration Tea is just such a black tea, blended with a hint of dewy sweetness and notes of candied violet. Rich, mysterious, satisfying, this marvellous tea will delight tea lovers of all ages.

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TWG Tea has expanded its selection of four traditional mooncakes with the addition of the new Harvest mooncake, wrapped in a perfectly baked golden brown crust, featuring mixed almonds, hazelnuts, macadamia and pecans enveloped in a smooth lotus paste infused with Brothers Club Tea, a warm and luminescent black tea with notes of nuts, citrus fruit and berries. The Fire mooncake will illuminate Autumn evenings with a sumptuous baked crust, white lotus and rich pistachio paste infused with Paris-Singapore Tea and scattered with dried cranberries and red beans.

Autumn Celebration Gift Set, TWG Tea, The Urban Tea Merchant

TWG Tea Mooncakes are available in-store only at our Vancouver, Downtown location until supplies last
1070 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
604-692-0071 

Announcing The Urban Tea Merchant's newest Pop-Up Store in Holt Renfrew Yorkdale!

August 22, 2015

TWG Tea adds a flavorful dimension to shopping at Holts
Holt Renfrew Pop-Up, The Urban Tea Merchant

Shoppers at Holt Renfrew, Yorkdale can savor the exquisite specialty TWG Tea, the finest teas in the world, in a bright and airy tea shop reminiscent of old world/new world, located just inside the Holt Renfrew Yorkdale 1st floor.

Holt Renfrew Pop-Up, The Urban Tea Merchant

The Urban Tea Merchant is proud to be the exclusive distributors of TWG Tea in Canada. Toronto is the second location in Canada for The Urban Tea Merchant to officially retail TWG Tea in a stand‑alone Pop-­Up store. The pop up will feature a carefully curated selection of one‑of‑a‑kind TWG Tea accessories and packaged teas to delight the eye and enliven the taste buds.

Holt Renfrew Pop-Up, The Urban Tea Merchant

With expert knowledge from The Urban Tea Merchant’s trained Tea Ambassadors, tea lovers will be able to select the perfect gifts for friends and loved ones.

Holt Renfrew Pop-Up, The Urban Tea Merchant

If tea preparation and service often seem steeped in tradition, stylish and timeless TWG Tea designs will certainly appeal to modern tea drinkers in their adaptation of tradition to the contemporary tea table.

Holt Renfrew Pop-Up, The Urban Tea Merchant
Holt Renfrew Pop-Up, The Urban Tea Merchant

Elegant tea tins, a myriad of hand‑blown glass, porcelain, stoneware and cast iron teapots, fine bone china teacups, saucers, creamers and sugar bowls, as well as tea filters and tea scoops of all sorts can be found in TWG Tea’s accessory collection at The Urban Tea Merchant’s Pop-­Up Store in Holt Renfrew, Yorkdale.

Holt Renfrew Pop-Up, The Urban Tea Merchant
Holt Renfrew Pop-Up, The Urban Tea Merchant

The pop up will open on July 16th and will operate during regular store hours at Holt Renfrew Yorkdale, until February, 2016.


Visit us at our next NEW Pop-Up in Calgary, Opening September 17th! 
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Signature Store - Downtown Vancouver
1070 West Georgia Street 
604-692-0071


Enchanted Evenings with TWG Tea - the Finest Exclusive Summer Teas

July 30, 2015

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Enjoy a selection of the world's most exclusive tea blends highlighting blissful summer memories.


Midsummer Night Tea Midsummer Night Tea - A fairy's elixir. Warm and pleasant black tea is blended with wild forest berries, a hint of malty chocolate and spicy mint. A luscious TWG Tea blend to savour on a long summer’s night.





Summer Palace Tea Summer Palace Tea - This green tea is enhanced by the elegant alchemy of cherry blossoms sprinkled with a bouquet of red fruits, which yields a pleasant and addictive infusion.



Pink Flamingo TeaPink Flamingo Tea - A graceful TWG Tea blend of green tea with crimson hibiscus blossoms that will brighten your day. This quirky mélange infuses into a rose-coloured cup with tart, fruity overtones. 



Pink Garden TeaPink Garden Tea - Regal garden flowers accent this TWG Tea green tea blended with notes of Provençal red fruits. A blooming bouquet as blissful as a summer day.



Sweet France TeaSweet France Tea - The elegance and refinement of France concentrated in a teacup. This graceful TWG Tea blend combines green tea with exotic flowers and a touch of chamomile to create a fresh and soothing cup.


White Fortune TeaWhite Fortune Tea - This rare TWG Tea Yin Zhen white tea is delicately blended with tart rhubarb and sweet strawberries to create an outstanding sweet and sour blend of exceptional quality.


Eternal Summer TeaEternal Summer Tea - A fragrant South Africa red rooibos embellished with notes of sweet summer rose blossoms accented with raw berries which finish with a lingering aftertaste reminiscent of ripe Tuscan peaches. A theine-free tea to be enjoyed hot or iced at any time of the day.







Shop Online or Visit us at The Urban Tea Merchant, Downtown Vancouver
1070 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
604-691-0071
www.urbantea.com
 
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Co-Founder Tom James shares his views on who is shaping Downtown Vancouver's future

July 23, 2015

Our Co-Founder, Tom James shares his thoughts on what is shaping and inspiring the future of Downtown Vancouver. 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (DVBIA). As part of its celebrations, the DVBIA wants to engage with those who live, work, play, learn and do business in our downtown core to develop a collaborative and compelling vision for the 2040 downtown Vancouver experience. Re-Imagine Downtown Vancouver will highlight how downtown Vancouver can enhance its reputation as a destination of choice for residents, visitors, and businesses alike.

How do you want downtown Vancouver to look, taste, and feel in 25 years? Re-Imagine Downtown Vancouver is a chance for you to dream big; to inspire big ideas for the future of downtown Vancouver. Our downtown is changing—if we don’t shape its future, others will. We want to hear from you. What do you love about downtown Vancouver? How could it be better?

Escape on a Journey with TWG Tea's Weekend Tea Collection

July 08, 2015

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Weekend Tea Collection - Haute Couture Quinto Gift Set


TWG Tea, the world’s finest and most luxurious tea brand, invites you on an extraordinary private getaway the exclusive Weekend Teas to arouse vivid sensory escapes to the world’s most exotic destinations. 

A dazzling juxtaposition of glamour and history, the Weekend Tea Collection invites tea drinkers to bask in the heat of the golden sun, creating a cruise collection of ten distinctive TWG signature teas that offer an elegant and effortless retreat from the saturating heat of the summer sun.

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Weekend Tea Collection - Haute Couture Trio Gift Set


With this truly unique and unprecedented gourmet collection, world-renowned TWG Tea celebrates its international culture and the global heritage of tea appreciation.  In an evocative reinterpretation of teas traditionally enjoyed in the idyllic cities of the Weekend Tea Collection, each intricate tea is hand-blended by TWG Tea’s exquisite tea connoisseurs to create a journey for the senses.

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Weekend in Saint Tropez Tea - Drinking in the scent of red fruits and berries whilst wandering along the picturesque promenades of the Cote d’Azur, this black tea blend will sparkle in your teacup and linger on the palate. 

 

 

 

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Weekend in Venice Tea - A vision of the Grand Canal, this green tea blend features lingering notes of rich and luxuriant pineapple and forest berries illuminated by a bouquet of rose petals which infuse into a shimmering, floral cup, enigmatic of this incomparable city suspended in time.

 

 

 

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Weekend in Dubai Tea - As fresh as a desert night, this glamorous green tea is blended with a cornucopia of wild, rare and exotic fruits and flowers, an insistent, complex and bold infusion which reinterprets a city of dreams come true…

 

 

 

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Weekend in Hong Kong Tea - The energy of this island metropolis is captured in this grand mélange of TWG Tea green tea, wild rhubarb, a scattering of blossoms and subtle overtones of malty toffee. An audacious blend that will transport you to the city and back.

 

 

 

 

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Weekend in Shanghai Tea - An exclusive tribute to a city of juxtapositions. This precious green tea is embellished with ripe red berries, swirls of mystical blossoms and a hint of mint, producing a cup of dazzling freshness.

 

 

 

 

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Weekend in Casablanca Tea - A pure moment of happiness captured in an unforgettable creation, this blend of green tea and black tea yields a complex fruity bouquet accented by notes of wild mint.   

 

 

 

 

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Weekend in Singapore Tea - A tribute to the garden city, this exquisite black tea is embellished with tart red fruits, a fragrant hint of anise and notes of sweet caramel, yielding a complex bouquet. A voyage of the senses.
 

 

 

 

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Weekend in Bombay Tea - Uniquely charismatic as the city it embodies, this first flush Darjeeling enhanced with the fresh citrus overtones of TWG Tea bergamot produces a robust cup with velvety accents of cane sugar.

 

 

 

 

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Weekend in Istanbul Tea - This exquisite TWG Tea mélange of green tea, black tea and white tea perfectly unites the spicy flavours of an array of ginger and the sweetness of juicy orchard fruits.

 

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Weekend in Moscow Tea - To usher in the first days of spring, this green tea and black tea blend exhales a bouquet of rose petals, infused with the finest TWG Tea bergamot accented by notes of sweet almond.

 

 

 

 

 

Perfectly packaged for any traveller’s fantasy, the Weekend Tea Collection teas are available in customisable sets of 2, 3 and 5. Each tea is packaged in an exquisite TWG Tea 50 gram artisan tin that features an iconic image of the city that inspired it and is encased in a luxurious TWG Tea gift box. 

Also available in Loose Leaves starting at 50 grams.

These petite tins, perfect for taking on a weekend getaway or enjoying within the sanctuary of the home, conveniently epitomize the luxury of travel while exhibiting TWG Tea’s stunning artistry. Indulge in an unforgettable gourmet experience as these exclusive teas tantalize the senses in a magical retreat to faraway lands.

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Weekend Tea Collection - Haute Couture Duo Gift Set
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604-691-0071
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How to Make the Perfect Iced Tea this Summer

June 03, 2015

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How to serve TWG Teabags
Preparation of 1 litre of iced tea

For a rich, intense and flavourful beverage:
1. Place 1 teabag into a teapot.
2. Add 1/2 litre of pure, simmering water.
3. Steep for about 5 minutes.
4. Remove teabag and pour into glasses filled to
the brim with large ice cubes.

For a more delicately infused beverage:
1. Place 1 teabag into a glass pitcher.
2. Add 1 litre of pure water at room
temperature.
3. Refrigerate for about 12 hours.
4. Stir and remove the teabag before serving.

Enjoy this iced tea as it is or sweetened to taste with sugar syrup.


TWG Tea Fashions the World’s Most Luxurious Iced Teabag Collection

Luxuriously handcrafted with natural materials, every TWG Tea Iced Teabag contains the exact same handpicked, whole leaf teas retailed loose at TWG Tea Boutiques. The teabags are entirely hand sewn are free from metal staples and glue which are detrimental to the quality and flavour of the tea. Made of light, transparent silk and round in shape, reminiscent of the summer sun, TWG Iced Teabags are all handsewn and beautifully placed in TWG Tea packaging embossed with the name of the tea in gold lettering.

Each of the fifteen keepsake gift boxes enclose seven precious Iced Teabags, each containing 7.5 grams of tea perfect for a large carafe of iced tea. TWG Tea has spared no expense in creating the ultimate iced teabag, demonstrating its deep-rooted commitment to quality and attention to detail.


For the finishing touch, TWG Tea presents the perfect accompaniment - an Iced Tea Carafe series available in eight vibrant colours. Made of a very light Plexiglas, it is the perfect accessory to serve a refreshing glass of iced tea to delight and tantalize the senses of tea-drinkers everywhere.


This exceptional collection includes TWG Tea classics from TWG Tea such as the French Earl Grey, Eternal Summer Tea, Moroccan Mint Tea and Darjeeling, as well as TWG Tea exclusive blends such as Sweet France Tea, Pink Flamingo Tea and Cocktail Hour Tea. Whether you are craving something sweet or in the mood for something light and tangy, TWG Tea’s Iced Teabag collection has carefully handpicked it all in this collection.


Featuring our Garden Westcoast Tea Set this summer

During the summer months, enjoy a beautiful, garden-inspired Tea Service served in Westcoast contemporary style with items such as miso-maple glazed sable fish in butter lettuce and sesame seed Albacore Tuna on "New York Singapore Tea" cracker. A perfect pairing with our summer Iced Teas like the French Earl Grey Iced Tea or Pink Flamingo Iced Tea.

Introducing our Summer Westcoast Tea Set

June 03, 2015

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As the summer months begin, enjoy our beautiful and colourful Summer Westcoast Tea Set served in Westcoast contemporary style with items such as miso-maple glazed sable fish in butter lettuce and sesame seed Albacore Tuna on "New York Singapore Tea" cracker.

A perfect pairing with our summer Iced Teas like the French Earl Grey Iced Tea or Pink Flamingo Iced Tea


Served with our tea-infused edible garden of fresh vegetables.


Step into an enchanting tea experience with a taste of summer with our beautifully-made sweets and savouries.

A Taste of Summer

May 13, 2015

Summer Westcoast Tea Service
While its not summer yet, it will be very soon. Step into the start of summer with an array of Tea Services including a lovely selection of TWG Tea's Iced Tea Collection
Iced Teabag Collection - Tea Party Tea

Moroccan Mint Tea, Iced Teabag Collection

Iced Teabag Collection - Moroccan Mint Tea
Tea Cocktail, Summer
Tea Cocktails are a perfect way to enjoy a warm summer evening! Visit our Tea Salon and choose from a fabulous selection of Tea-Infused Cocktails including the "Eternal Summer French Press" and "Absolute Venice". 
Summer Westcoast Tea Service
Call our Downtown location or book online 
1070 West Georgia Street, Vancouver 
604-692-0071 

TWG Tea Celebrates the Arrival of Princess Charlotte

May 06, 2015

Join TWG Tea, the finest luxury tea brand in the world, as it celebrates royal history in the making with the launch of a new classic tea blend, the English Breakfast Haute Couture Tea just in time for the birth of Prince George’s royal sibling.
Haute Couture, English Breakfast Tea

Befitting of her nobility, the newest addition to the exquisite Haute Couture Tea Collection is packaged in a luxurious royal red, adorned with gold embossing of the notable London Bridge. Commonly known as an accompaniment to the traditional English breakfast, the tea is strong and full-bodied with light floral undertones, perfect paired with TWG Tea freshly baked scones and the exceptional tea-infused tea jellies. The English Breakfast Haute Couture Tea is TWG Tea’s unique take of the classic tea and is undoubtedly one of the most popular blended teas, as well as an iconic representation of British tea culture.

An excellent tea blend for the morning, black tea is more robust in flavour and contains more theine than other teas. Pair it with cream and sugar to make it the perfect pick-me-up in the morning or tea time. Black tea retains its flavour for several years and can be kept for long periods of time, making it a great memento for this joyous occasion.

The English Breakfast Haute Couture Tea retails at CND $44 and is available at The Urban Tea Merchant and The Urban Tea Merchant’s Holt Renfrew Kiosk in Vancouver and Online. 

1070 West Georgia Street, Vancouver

On Location at the Luxury Home & Design Show

May 01, 2015

Our Tea Sommelier, Reza Nasooti speaks with CityTV's Breakfast Television from the Luxury Home & Design Show at the opulent and sophisticated 45,000 square-foot estate inside the Vancouver Convention Centre.

How to serve tea like a tea sommelier

April 24, 2015

Reza Nasooti, Tea Sommelier with The Urban Tea Merchant, walks through the many varieties of tea – including how to serve it on the Noon News Hour on Global News BC.

Celebrate Mother's Day in Style

April 17, 2015

Summer Palace Tea Set 

TWG Tea, the world’s finest luxury tea brand, has created a multi-sensory experience with their array of divine creations to pique your mother’s taste buds and heart strings this Mother’s Day. 

Bain de Roses, Candle Collection, TWG Tea

Combined with a secret bouquet of black tea, heady notes of white sandalwood, warm vanilla and fresh grapefruit, Bain de Roses exhales a passionate and dramatic elixir as sweet as a rose macaron.

Treat your Mom this Mother's Day to Enchanting Aromas and Beautiful Tea Blends. Inspired by beauty and elegance, TWG Tea’s collection radiates a luxurious aura that is fit for a queen. 

Bain de Roses Tea
Sweet France Tea
Sweet France Tea 
French Earl Grey Tea
French Earl Grey 
Visit our The Urban Tea Merchant's West Georgia Street location or Holt Renfrew, Vancouver Kiosk 
604-692-0071
www.urbantea.com