Where to have tea in Victoria
Tea Time in Victoria! There are different possibilities.
- Afternoon Tea at the Empress Hotel (Tel: (250) 389 2727)
- High Tea in Butchart Gardens in Winter and Spring (Tel. 250-652-8222)
- Tea at the Hotel Grand Pacific as well
- a tea ceremony at Silk Road in Chinatown
In this article's our tips.
Actually, it is no wonder that tea plays such a big role in Victoria. The founding of British fur traders and the seat of the colonial administration is one of them. Tea is almost a national drink in the British regions of the world. So it is no different in Victoria.
Tea Time in Victoria - The Afternoon Tea at the Empress Hotel
Sure is the afternoon - or evening - Tea time at the Empress Hotel the most famous tea ceremony Victoria has to offer. Every guide mentions them. In addition, queues and entry lists show how popular the tea break at the luxury hotel is at Victoria's port. Only those who register for high tea get a seat there. But you can do it differently. There are other ways to trace the tea culture.
Tea is served at the Empress Hotel between 12.00 and 16.45. Due to the high demand, there are now tea service between 19.00 and 21.00 clock. Reservations are advised by calling: (250) 389 2727.
High Tea at Butchart Gardens
Who his High tea In a well-maintained environment, you should take time for tea time at Butchart Gardens. In the house of the butchart family the tradition is upheld. There, guests are offered a tea ceremony. These are quite traditional with cucumber sandwiches, salmon rolls, cornish pasties and scones with maple butter and strawberry jam. In a pleasant atmosphere and with a pot of tea, created especially for the Butchart Gardens, you can spend a peaceful afternoon under plants.
High tea is served in the “The Dining Room Restaurant” in Butchart Gardens between 11.00 am and 16.00 pm Reservations for high tea are recommended on tel. 250-652-8222.
Tea at the Hotel Grand Pacific
With views of the harbor of Victoria you can in the Hotel Grand Pacific in Victoria enjoy his West Coast Afternoon Tea. Unlike Butchart Gardens, they specialize in summer drinks. On a tea basis, of course.
The creations sound delicious. The "Sunday Breakfast Cocktail" is a mixed drink made from Lapsang Souchong tea from China, each with a dash of bourbon, maple syrup and pureed basil. On top of that there is a strip of roasted bacon as an ornament.
What do you think of Epiphany? This lemon-flavored cocktail consists of a syrup of philosopher tea (a blend of lemon grass, citrus peel, rose petals and lavender flowers) and Absolut Citron. The whole thing is filled with sparkling wine and refreshes heavenly on a summer's day.
But also for those who do not like alcohol, is taken care of. There's Lychee Fruit, a drink made from a syrup made from Double Happiness Lychee Tea and Club Soda. Wonderfully sparkling and fruity. Just the thing in hot temperatures.
Tea Time in Victoria for those who want to know more
If you feel like finding out more about tea drinking in Victoria, you might find yourself at one of them Tea tasting at Silk Road to enlighten. This shop is run by two women who learned the tea traditions in China. The two have trained there as tea masters. They brought with them a knowledge of how and how to mix tea. In addition to well-known teas are ingredients such as chocolate, fruits, flowers and herbal teas with names like Alchemist's Brew, Angel Water and Chamomile Bliss, The philosopher tea comes from the mixed kitchen of Silk Road.
Teas are served at a tea tasting at Silk Tea. Do not forget to ask about chocolate tea with the chocolate tea. As incredible as it sounds, this combination melts on the tongue and tastes amazing. You learn how to drink tea in China and learn little things that make tea even more delicious. Anyone who wants can indulge in Silk Road at the spa. Organic oils and aromatherapy included.
For a tea tasting or a spa treatment, you should also make a reservation by calling: 250 704 2688 (2). Silk Road is located at 1624 Government St. Victoria, BC.
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Text: © Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
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