When we had spring, The Urban Tea Merchant came out with a Sakura Westcoast Tea Service. Now we have summer, not only did they create a Summer Garden Westcoast Tea Service, but now you can enjoy it with their new French Iced Teas – perfect for this summer heat.
The Summer Garden Westcoast Tea Service (menu) essentially looks like a garden, but instead of plants, we get an assortment of colourful edibles and some of the classic favourites from The Urban Tea Merchant.
There is no question that the sweets and savouries of The Urban Tea Merchant remain consistent. To this date, my favourite savouries are the “Lapsang Souchong Tea” chicken cone – where you get a fresh tasting chicken salad served inside a minature waffle cone and the miso-maple glazed sable fish in butter lettuce. The sable fish is incredibly soft and well-textured. Each food item is combined with the right flavours to bring you a luxurious tea service.
To continue with the summer theme, The Urban Tea Merchant is currently serving their new French Iced Teas. These extremely refreshing iced teas come in a variety of flavours – there is green tea, white tea, oolong tea, black tea, rooibos tea and pu-erh tea.
The French Iced Tea is presented in their TWG Tea French Glass Teapot, an exquisitely created and handblown piece of accessory, with a glass of garnished ice tea. The Urban Tea Merchant goes the extra mile to make the iced tea not only delicious, but also aesthetic. A preview of their French Iced Teas include: White Desire Tea, Garden Party Tea, Pink Flamingo Tea and the Summer Palace Tea.
I was particularly attached to the White Desire Tea and the Summer Palace. The White Desire Tea is a white tea, the Garden Party Tea is a black tea, and Pink Flamingo and Summer Palace are green teas. For those who love pink, the Pink Flamingo is the one to have on your table at The Urban Tea Merchant.
If you want to cool off or go on a foodie adventure, The Urban Tea Merchant is here to provide you with a great summer fix.
The Urban Tea Merchant
1070 West Georgia Street
Sunday to Wednesday: 10 a.m to 7 p.m
Thursday to Saturday: 10 a.m to 8 p.m (summer hours)
Written by Whitney Hong. Connect with Whitney on Twitter at @wheetnee.