Afternoon Tea, Macarons & Ganache during Cherry Blossom Festival

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

Reservations Recommended.

Visit The Urban Tea Merchant

1070 West Georgia Street, Vancouver


Twitter: @urban_tea

In addition to the tea celebration at Urban Tea Merchant, you should also visit a couple of the other places such as:

Sakura Gift Box

La Chocolaterie

Cherry Blossoms collection of ganache

4pcs Cherry Blossoms and 4pcs Strong Green Tea

$7.23 for the box

La Chocolaterie,  Richmond

(604) 214-6607


Soirette Macaron

Cherry Blossom Macaron will be out on April  8th, it is paired with their Kagoshima Sencha tea.

Soirette Macarons & Tea

1433 West Pender Street, Vancouver

For Reservations, please call 604-558-3308

Twitter: @SoiretteMacaron

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

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