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Upcoming Workshops & Events

Workshops & Events

Share the fun of tea with a friend, a date, out of town guests, or come on your own. Unless otherwise noted, classes take place at our Vancouver store (2066 West 4th Ave in Kitsilano) or Chinatown location (1624 Government St). Space is limited, so register in advance to avoid disappointment.

VIP members receive special discounts on some classes. Want to become a VIP?  It’s easy – sign-up for free in-store & get access to special offers, prize draws & more.

upcoming public events at our VICTORIA Chinatown shop

Turn Over a New Leaf Workshop Fri Jan 18th at 4:00pm.  renew, reset, re-charge... Learn simple but powerfully effective wellness tips, secrets & rituals for body & mind. Get recipes for incorporating tea into smoothies, salad dressings & soups. Learn easy home spa rituals that purify & renew, leaving skin silky soft, using all-natural, non-toxic, chemical-free green beauty products. Combat post-holiday breakouts & lackluster skin. Find out how to improve sleep quality, stress management, mental focus, energy levels, the immune system & more.   For VIP clients, the rate is $10 per person. For non-VIP clients, the rate is $15 per person. Not yet a VIP? It’s free to join in-store. Space is limited, you must RSVP to reserve your spaceRSVP here   

Lunar New Year Tea Flights Feb 1 to Feb 10th | seatings are daily 11:00 am through 4:00 pm. Ready for a reset, prosperiTEA & good fortune for the Lunar New Year?  Enjoy an auspicious ProsperiTEA Tea Flight at our Victoria Chinatown shop. Sip a trio of lucky teas & find out what the I Ching oracle says is ahead for you this year. The VIP rate is $10.00 for 2 people. For non-VIP clients, the rate is $20 pp.  Not yet a VIP? It’s free to join in-store. Contact the store 250 382 0006 to book your flight.

Lunar New Year Tea Ceremony Sat Feb 2nd at  11:00 am | $8.88 per person.  The Chinese Tea Ceremony is the world’s oldest tea ceremony and is performed to mark special occasions.  It’s also a specialized and unique method for brewing tea that brings out the best flavours in a tea.  This is the preferred brewing style used by tea lovers and tea experts in China.  This special version of a Chinese Tea Ceremony is considered very auspicious and is believed to bring good luck, prosperity and blessings in the coming New Year.  During this enjoyable session, you’ll also get a chance to experience an extraordinary Chinese tea. RSVP here to reserve your space ~ space is limited.

Lion Dance Feb 10th  Celebrate the arrival of Asian New Year and the arrival of the Year of the Pig with a traditional Lion Dance! This colourful parade starts at approximately noon at the Gate of Harmonious Interest and usually arrives at our doorstep at approximately 1 pm or 1:30 pm, releasing firecrackers to chase away bad luck and usher in good luck in the new year.  Enjoy excellent views from inside our Chinatown shop at around 1 or 1:30 pm as the “Lion” arrives. The Lion is made up of costumed martial artists performing intricate, traditional movements that evoke a Lion. He stops by our storefront to usher in good luck for the coming year.  As well – stop by our shop anytime throughout the day to enjoy free samples of celebratory Chinese teas associated with luck and blessings in the coming year.

Learn to Make Tea Infused Chocolate Truffles  Fri Feb 8th at 4:00pm.  The perfect Valentine DIY gift idea!  Learn how to make chocolate truffles infused with the flavour of real tea. Receive a fool proof recipe that is dairy-free, vegan & gluten-free!  Better yet, this recipe tastes really decadent & you’d never know it is vegan. Makes a thoughtful gift for anyone with food sensitivities, as well as when you’re entertaining because it’s a great recipe that everyone can enjoy.  We’ll teach you how to use real ingredients only – just fresh, organic tea is used to naturally flavour these divine chocolates! For VIP clients, the rate is $10 per person. For non-VIP clients, the rate is $15 per person. Not yet a VIP? It’s free to join in-store.  Space is limited, you must RSVP to reserve your space > RSVP here

Home Spa Rituals  Tue Feb 12th at 4:00 pm.  Nibble on tea infused chocolates while you celebrate self-care + self-nurturing! Learn easy but effective home facial and beauty treatments featuring our locally made, fresh, organic skincare and bodycare products. These restorative rituals are good for body, mind & soul. Learn how to take care of your skin with products free of harsh ingredients, artificial fragrances, dyes, petrochemicals or chemical preservatives. SLS free, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, cruelty-free.  For VIP clients, the rate is $10 per person. For non-VIP clients, the rate is $15 per person. Not yet a VIP? It’s free to join in-store.  Space is limited, you must RSVP to reserve your space > RSVP here

Family Day Tea Demos  Mon Feb 18th | Drop-in from 12pm – 4pm.  Looking for a fun family activity? Stop in anytime with your kids and learn how to make simple, fun, tea-based recipes that are easy for kids to make. They taste delicious (and kids love them), but are free of any artificial flavours and are low-calorie and low-sugar. This is a FREE event.

More great workshops & events are coming soon.  Keep an eye out here for updates to our in-store activities.

upcoming public events at our VANCOUVER shop

Turn Over a New Leaf Workshop Sat Jan 19th at 2:00pm.  renew, reset, re-charge… Learn simple but powerfully effective wellness tips, secrets & rituals for body & mind. Get recipes for incorporating tea into smoothies, salad dressings & soups. Learn easy home spa rituals that purify & renew, leaving skin silky soft, using all-natural, non-toxic, chemical-free green beauty products. Combat post-holiday breakouts & lackluster skin. Find out how to improve sleep quality, stress management, mental focus, energy levels, the immune system & more.  For VIP clients, the rate is $10 per person. For non-VIP clients, the rate is $15 per person. Not yet a VIP? It’s free to join in-store. Space is limited, you must RSVP to reserve your space > RSVP here

Lunar New Year Tea Flights  Feb 1 to Feb 10th | seatings are daily 11:00 am through 4:00 pm. Ready for a reset, prosperiTEA & good fortune for the Lunar New Year?  Enjoy an auspicious ProsperiTEA Tea Flight at our Victoria Chinatown shop. Sip a trio of lucky teas & find out what the I Ching oracle says is ahead for you this year. The VIP rate is $10.00 for 2 people. For non-VIP clients, the rate is $20 pp.  Not yet a VIP? It’s free to join in-store. Contact the store 778 379-8481 to book your flight. 

Learn to Make Tea Infused Chocolate Truffles  Sat Feb 9th at 2:00pm.  The perfect Valentine DIY gift idea!  Learn how to make chocolate truffles infused with the flavour of real tea. Receive a fool proof recipe that is dairy-free, vegan & gluten-free!  Better yet, this recipe tastes really decadent & you’d never know it is vegan. Makes a thoughtful gift for anyone with food sensitivities, as well as when you’re entertaining because it’s a great recipe that everyone can enjoy.  We’ll teach you how to use real ingredients only – just fresh, organic tea is used to naturally flavour these divine chocolates! For VIP clients, the rate is $10 per person. For non-VIP clients, the rate is $15 per person. Not yet a VIP? It’s free to join in-store.  Space is limited, you must RSVP to reserve your space > RSVP here // *Second class just added Sat Feb 9th at 11:00am > RSVP here

Home Spa Rituals  Tue Feb 12th  at 5:00 pm.  Nibble on tea infused chocolates while you celebrate self-care + self-nurturing! Learn easy but effective home facial and beauty treatments featuring our locally made, fresh, organic skincare and bodycare products. These restorative rituals are good for body, mind & soul.  Learn how to take care of your skin with products free of harsh ingredients, artificial fragrances, dyes, petrochemicals or chemical preservatives. SLS free, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, cruelty-free.  For VIP clients, the rate is $10 per person. For non-VIP clients, the rate is $15 per person. Not yet a VIP? It’s free to join in-store.  Space is limited, you must RSVP to reserve your space > RSVP here.

Family Day Tea Demos  Mon Feb 18th | Drop-in from 12pm – 4pm.  Looking for a fun family activity? Stop in anytime with your kids and learn how to make simple, fun, tea-based recipes that are easy for kids to make. They taste delicious (and kids love them), but are free of any artificial flavours and are low-calorie and low-sugar. This is a FREE event.

More great workshops & events are coming soon.  Keep an eye out here for updates to our in-store activities.

GROUP BOOKINGS are available!

Join us at our Victoria or Vancouver shops for an enjoyable event to share with friends, family & co-workers.  Ideal for:

– a group of co-workers > great for staff appreciation and team building!
– a group of friends or family
– some pampering time and a lovely way to celebrate a special occasion, birthday or shower
– for your book club or volunteer group

GROUP BOOKINGS MENU

beau-TEA-ful Skincare ParTEA Learn the secrets of a DIY Home Spa Facial that renews, repairs and leaves your skin healthy and glowing.  We’ll teach you how to customise to your skin’s needs.  Discover how to provide deep hydration, provide anti-aging benefits and damage repair, draw out impurities, reduce uneven skin tones, soothe even the most sensitive complexions, re-balance or combat oily, combination or blemished skin.  You’ll be amazed at the results.  This easy, but powerfully effective Home Spa Facial uses all-natural, non-toxic, organic, green beauty products that are vegan, cruelty free and gluten free.  You’ll also find out how to make a simple, fast DIY scrub treatment that nourishes and moisturises while removing dry skin.  You’ll also get professional tips and tricks for healthy, radiant skin.  1 hr session | $25 per person* or FREE – see details below

Turn over a New Leaf  Get scientifically based tips that improve your well-being utilising the benefits of tea and natural remedies.  Recent studies indicate that stress is actually contagious! The good news is that positivity is also contagious. Learn how to improve your response to stress (which has significant benefits in your daily life as well as for your overall health) and will positively affect those around you.  Discover how to better manage moods to stay upbeat even during grey, rainy winter days.  Want more energy? Feeling sluggish, fatigued, or as though you’re lacking vitality? Find out how to renew and revitalize.  Stress as well as other lifestyle factors contribute to weight gain and food cravings.  Want to shed some pounds and assist weight management?  There are naturally slimming teas to discover. Studies indicate that getting a good night’s sleep affects memory, moods, the immune system and even prevents aging and disease, but it’s a struggle for many to get adequate rest. Get invaluable natural remedies for sleep.  Boosting your immune system is important for warding off colds and flu – get tips on immune boosters too.  Allergies are common problem – either seasonally or year-round, and they can impact your quality of life, moods and energy level.  Discover natural methods for helping with seasonal and ongoing allergies. It’s easier than you think – small but powerful new habits, all-natural remedies and teas can have a big impact.  1 hr session | $25 per person * or FREE – see details below

Tea Journey Explore the fascinating world of tea as you taste a selection of teas specially curated for your group.  Learn secrets for brewing tea to enhance taste and health benefits, as well as professional techniques for tea tasting.  Be introduced to the art of matching tea with teaware to bring out a tea’s bouquet and flavours.  Discover rare, highly prized teas from our Special Reserve Collection, or select a particular type or style of tea such as black tea, oolong, green, white or herbal selections, and learn more about them. Once you choose this session, we’ll follow up with you in advance to select the teas for your group. 1 hr session | $35 per person*  or FREE – see details below

Seasonal Tea Mixology From yummy tea lattes, to sangrias, iced teas, mulled teas, tea ciders, slushies, punch, martinis and more, discover how fun, fast, easy and delicious it is to make seasonally inspired tea-based drinks.  Get fool-proof recipes, tips and techniques that you can enjoy at work, at home, or that you can serve when you’re entertaining.  Best of all, these combinations taste divine and are naturally high in antioxidants, but are low in calories and do not contain chemicals, preservatives, artificial flavours or hidden additives.  They are also gluten-free, soy-free and dairy-free but won’t taste like a sacrifice!  1 hr session | $35 per person *  or FREE – see details below

GROUP WORKSHOP INFO

SPECIAL OFFER ask us about creating swag bags for attendees of your event.  When you spend $300 or more on swag bags containing products used in the class, OR you purchase $300 or more in gift cards for attendees to use towards product purchases at the event, you’ll receive the workshop for free!  Contact us for details. Limited time offer.

VENUE LOCATION These sessions take place at our Victoria Chinatown and Vancouver shops, and are available 7 days a week during our regular hours of operation.  Advance reservations are required.  Arrangements can be made for sessions outside of store hours, subject to availability- please note that additional charges apply.

MINIMUM & MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE
We can accommodate up to 15 people at our Victoria Chinatown shop.
We can accommodate up to 30 people at our Vancouver shop.
A minimum of 8 people is required for a group booking.  For parties of less than 8, any of the above sessions are available for a flat fee of $280.

DEPOSIT
A 100% deposit is required at the time of booking.

Contact us to book a session & for more info. Please indicate whether your booking is for Vancouver or Victoria.

…Check back here regularly for updates to our events & workshops schedule. Victoria classes take place at our Chinatown shop – 1624 Government St.

Can’t make it to a class?  Watch our latest tea videos. Learn tips, tricks, recipes & secrets for how to make delicious soup infused with tea, tea oatmeal, tea hot chocolate, ice cream tea floats, tea lattes, tea slushies, tea sangrias, instant iced tea & tea lemonades with our new tea recipe videos. Click here to view.

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Locations

Silk Road Tea
Chinatown - Retail Store & Spa
1624 Government Street
Victoria, BC
V8W 1Z3
Tel: 250 382 0006
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Silk Road Tea Vancouver
2066 West 4th Ave
Vancouver BC
V6J1M9
Tel: 778 379 8481

Silk Road Tea at The Victoria Public Market
Victoria Public Market at the Hudson
6-1701 Douglas Street
Victoria, BC
V8W 0C1
Tel: 778-433-9838
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Contact Us

ONLINE SHOPPING HELP DESK
Tel: 250 388 6815
e: mailorder@silkroadtea.com

GENERAL INQUIRIES
e: silkroad@silkroadtea.com

SPA BOOKINGS
click here to book

VICTORIA CHINATOWN RETAIL STORE & SPA
Tel: 250 382 0006

VANCOUVER RETAIL STORE
Tel: 778 379 8481

VICTORIA PUBLIC MARKET at the HUDSON
Tel: 778-433-9838

WHOLESALE
Tel: 250 388 6815
e: wholesale@silkroadtea.com

HOURS OF OPERATION

ONLINE SHOPPING HELP DESK
Please note you may also email us for assistance at mailorder@silkroadtea.com
Monday - Friday 10am-4 pm (Pacific Standard Time)
Saturday CLOSED
Sunday & Holidays CLOSED

CHINATOWN RETAIL STORE & SPA HOURS
REGULAR HOURS
Monday - Saturday 10am-6 pm
Sunday & Holidays 11am-5 pm

VANCOUVER RETAIL STORE HOURS
REGULAR HOURS
Monday - Saturday 10am-6 pm
Sunday & Holidays 11am-5 pm

VICTORIA PUBLIC MARKET at the HUDSON HOURS
REGULAR HOURS
Monday - Saturday 10am-6 pm
Sunday 11am-5 pm

WHOLESALE ORDERS & ENQUIRIES
Monday-Friday 10am-4 pm (Pacific Standard Time)
Saturday CLOSED
Sunday CLOSED
Holidays CLOSED -Closed Nov 12

Fresh, Organic Tea = More Antioxidants. No Artificial Flavours, Colours, Sweeteners, Dairy or Soy. Gluten-Free.