A popular tea boutique hailing from Victoria has recently crossed the waters to serve up aromatic teas to Vancouverites.
Owner and tea maestro Daniela Cubelic has opened a third Silk Road Tea (2066 West 4th Avenue) location—the first outside of the island.
The 2,000-square-foot shop features a tasting bar for guests to try some of its award-winning teas, as well as an education centre and workshop studio.
Known for offering premium quality and organic teas, visitors will find all types of loose leaves that range from imperial earl grey black tea to rooibos herbal tea, and black dragon oolong to ginseng and ginger pu-erh.
In celebration of its opening, the tea boutique has launched its new “Special Reserve Tea Collection” that showcases more than 20 teas. Not only rare, but these teas also support ancient tea traditions, biodiversity, and small scale tea farmers.
For the tea-lovers in the city, the neighbourhood shop will also carry exclusive teaware lines created in collaboration with well-known ceramicists that include Salt Spring Island’s Julie MacKinnon and Metro Vancouver’s own Junichi Tanaka.
In addition to offering organic tea blends, guests will also find a locally produced tea-inspired skin and body care line.
Cubelic opened the first Silk Road Tea shop in Victoria’s Chinatown in 1992, followed by a second location in the new Victoria Public Market at the Hudson in 2014.