Afternoon Tea at ShakTea

Afternoon Tea is an art and should be an extraordinary experience one that you will cherish. Vancouver has some wonderful places for you to indulge in an Afternoon Tea experience. Each of the places is unique in what they offer along with the type of service and selection of sandwiches, pastries and desserts. I am on a journey around the city to find these extraordinary places.

Here is the sixteenth of many places that I have visited recently. ShakTea is located on Main Street in Vancouver.

I was joined by my friend and fellow writer Stephanie Yuen and we had their Afternoon Tea service for $24.95 per person.

I had the Shaktea Fine Green Tea Blend and Stephanie had the Desert Blossom Green Tea. The selection of teas is vast, you can choose from one of their suggested tea pairings or choose from any one of their teas.

3-tiered tray

A three tiered plate filled with an assortment of Savories on the top plate that featured a Miniature Tofu Wrap, Tea Egg Sandwich, Tsai Lo Mei. The middle plate featured a selection of their freshly baked Scones served with their own French Earl Grey Fruit Preserves along with Maple Pecan French Pastry. The bottom plate featured a selection of sweets, Macaron, Tea Truffle and Lemon White Chocolate Pomponette.

Top Plate

Middle Plate

Bottom Plate

My thoughts –From the assortment of sandwiches I liked the Tea Egg Sandwich which happened to also be a recipe from the cookbook that my friend Stephanie wrote “East Meets West”, I also enjoyed the miniature Tofu Wrap with peking duck. The scones were flakey and very nice with the tea scented fruit preserves and a Devonshire cream. From the assortment of sweets, my favourite was the Shaktea Tea Truffle followed by the Lemon White Chocolate Pomponette.

Style: Asian Inspired Tea Service

Attire: Casual

Time: Afternoon Tea Service is offered daily 1pm – 5pm by advance reservation (minimum 24 hours notice)

Shaktea

3702 Main Street, Vancouver

For Reservations, please call  604-873-5151

Stay tuned to the next part of Afternoon Tea in Vancouver.

By: Richard Wolak