To celebrate the upcoming Cherry Blossom Festival in Vancouver which takes place just as the cherry blossom trees bloom which is right about now for the next couple of weeks. A few fine local purveyors are offering products and experiences to celebrate this pinkish flowery season.
I recently indulged in Afternoon Tea with the Sakura Westcoast Tea Service overlooking the beautiful scenery of the delicate Cherry Blossom trees blooming in The Urban Tea Merchant‘s Alberni Courtyard!
To begin the Sakura Westcoast Tea Service at the Urban Tea Merchant I enjoyed a pot of the Sakura Tea one of TWG Tea’s 2013 Spring Tea Collection.
Running through- April 30th (excluding Easter Sunday) $38 per person (minimum 2 people).
Each platter for two includes the following selection of savouries and sweets along with the tea.
Savouries: Miso-maple glazed sable fish in butter lettuce; “Lapsang Souchong Tea” chicken spoon; wasabi and smoked salmon with ponzu jelly and “Sakura! Sakura! Tea” seared tuna tataki
Sweets: TWG Tea infused macaron; TWG Tea chocolate bonbon; chevron strawberry; chocolate dipped “Matcha” Madeleine
Visit The Urban Tea Merchant
1070 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
In addition to the tea celebration at Urban Tea Merchant, you should also visit a couple of the other places such as:
Cherry Blossoms collection of ganache
4pcs Cherry Blossoms and 4pcs Strong Green Tea
$7.23 for the box
La Chocolaterie, Richmond
Cherry Blossom Macaron will be out on April 8th, it is paired with their Kagoshima Sencha tea.
1433 West Pender Street, Vancouver
For Reservations, please call 604-558-3308
The City of Vancouver established the Cherry Blossom Festival Society in 2005 to honour the 40,000 cherry trees gifted from Japan in the 1930s. For more info on the exciting events and such happening around our community, follow the Cherry Blossom Fest @OfficialVCBF
By: Richard Wolak