The Urban Tea Merchant: Chinese New Year Tea Service
To celebrate the Year of the Snake, The Urban Tea Merchant has put together a Chinese New Year Tea Service – three tiers of sweets and savouries and accompanied with their signature TWG Tea blends. This limited edition tea service lasts until Chinese New Year – February 10.
The Urban Tea Merchant is never short of creative, themed tea services. To celebrate the Year of the Snake, The Urban Tea Merchant has put together a menu with an assortment of savouries and sweets that pays homage to this festive celebration. The Chinese New Year Tea Service is presented on a three-tiered platter fit for two people.
There are also several teas with Chinese ties that accompany this tea service. If you like a blend of black tea with citrus flavours, try the Miraculous Mandarin Tea. For something exquisite, the Jade Dragon Tea uses hand rolled leaves that releases an aromatic green tea flavour. For something a bit spicier, the Singapore Breakfast Tea is a blend of green and black tea that boasts warmth.
In the Chinese New Year Tea Service, the bottom tier, containing the savouries, include:
- “Number 8 Tea” steamed bun with braised pork & hoisin
- “Singapore Breakfast Tea” biscuit with pomelo
- “Lapsang Souchong Tea” chicken cone
- “Weekend in Hong Kong Tea” sesame seared ahi tuna
- “Indian Night Tea” curried egg tea sandwich
- “Lucky Tea” braised tofu with black mushroom duxel
- “Miraculous Mandarin Tea” crepe with crisp Peking duck
- Smoked salmon ribbon with ponzu jelly
The middle tier had fresh baked scones with chocolate dipped dragon fruit. Additionally, the chef used chocolate to write the word “fortune” in Chinese,福, to fit in with the Chinese New Year theme.
On the top tier you will find chevron strawberries, seasonal fruit, TWG Tea macarons and tea infused truffles shipped in from Singapore. A sweet addition is the Moroccan Mint Tea Nanaimo Bar.The bottom layer of the Nanaimo Bar is prepared with dark cocoa and coconut.
The Chinese New Year Tea Service ends on February 10, and The Urban Tea Merchant is currently taking reservations for this signature tea service. Whether you’re celebrating the Year of the Snake or having cravings for some Asian cuisine, The Urban Tea Merchant is an optimal spot.
1070 West Georgia Street
Pictures and Article by: Whitney Hong; Stay connected with me via Twitter (@wheetnee) or Blog (WandsAndPliers)!