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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

Silk Road – Cookie & Tea Flights  Daily seatings until May 15.  Just in time for Mother’s Day – Enjoy 2 for 1 on Cookie & Tea Flights – share tea, cookies & conversation with mom or your favourite friend, co-worker or partner. Sip on seasonal teas & nibble on gluten-free cookies infused with tea made in collaboration with Origin Bakery. Seatings take place daily between until May 15 at our Victoria Chinatown shop. There are a limited number of seatings. For VIP clients, the rate is $10 for 2 people. Not yet a VIP?  It’s free to join in-store.  – Reserve here.

Tea Infused Chocolate Truffles  Calling all chocoholics and their loved ones… In this session, you’ll learn how the basics of how to naturally & easily infuse chocolates with tea, as well how to make chocolate truffles flavoured with tea. Take home a foolproof recipe that is dairy-free, vegan and gluten-free.  Better yet, this recipe tastes really decadent and you’d never know it was vegan. Makes a thoughtful gift for anyone with food sensitivities, as well as when you’re entertaining – it’s a great recipe that everyone can enjoy!  As well, chocolate truffles and flavoured chocolates often contain artificial flavours and preservatives, which are hidden sources of additives.  Instead, we’ll teach you how to use real ingredients only – just fresh, organic tea is used to naturally flavour these divine chocolates.  There are so many yummy teas to choose from that make incredible truffles – Earl Grey, London Fog, Chai, Matcha, Angelwater, Spicy Mandarin, Sour Cherry, Westcoast Peppermint, Peach Paradise, Berry Victoria and more!  During this session, you’ll also learn about the principles of pairing tea with chocolate.  Contact us if you would like to be notified of the next class..

Learn to Make Tea Jellies  Discover how easy, fun and delicious it is to make jelly flavoured with your favourite teas –  Tea jellies are a wonderful gift idea and are also perfect addition to brunch.  You’ll be amazed at how fast + easy they are to make – in just 20 minutes, you can have a selection of different and TEA-lightful jellies ready to go! A tea jelly is similar to jam, but is infused with the flavour of tea instead of fruit. Incredibly versatile for entertaining – they make a delicious spread on scones or bread. Serve them with cheese or meats, and add them to yogurt, desserts, or use them to sweeten tea, instead of honey or sugar. The technique for making jelly is believed to have originated in the Middle East during the Middle Ages, and they eventually became a household staple in France and England. Tea jellies are popular with everyone in the household & on your gift list. Contact us if you would like to be notified of the next class. 

upcoming public events at our VANCOUVER shop

Learn to Make Tea Jellies  Saturday May 12th at 11:00am. Discover how easy, fun and delicious it is to make jelly flavoured with your favourite teas – just in time for Mother’s Day. Tea jellies are a wonderful gift idea and are also perfect addition to brunch.  You’ll be amazed at how fast + easy they are to make – in just 20 minutes, you can have a selection of different and TEA-lightful jellies ready to go! A tea jelly is similar to jam, but is infused with the flavour of tea instead of fruit. Incredibly versatile for entertaining – they make a delicious spread on scones or bread. Serve them with cheese or meats, and add them to yogurt, desserts, or use them to sweeten tea, instead of honey or sugar. The technique for making jelly is believed to have originated in the Middle East during the Middle Ages, and they eventually became a household staple in France and England. Tea jellies are popular with everyone in the household & on your gift list. Moms will love them!
For VIP clients, the rate is $10.  For non-VIP clients, the rate is $15.  Not yet a VIP?  It’s free to join in-store. – Register here.

Tea Infused Chocolate Truffles  Sunday May 13th at 11:30am. Calling all chocoholics and their loved ones… In this session, you’ll learn how the basics of how to naturally & easily infuse chocolates with tea, as well how to make chocolate truffles flavoured with tea. Take home a foolproof recipe that is dairy-free, vegan and gluten-free.  Better yet, this recipe tastes really decadent and you’d never know it was vegan. Makes a thoughtful gift for anyone with food sensitivities, as well as when you’re entertaining – it’s a great recipe that everyone can enjoy!  As well, chocolate truffles and flavoured chocolates often contain artificial flavours and preservatives, which are hidden sources of additives.  Instead, we’ll teach you how to use real ingredients only – just fresh, organic tea is used to naturally flavour these divine chocolates.  There are so many yummy teas to choose from that make incredible truffles – Earl Grey, London Fog, Chai, Matcha, Angelwater, Spicy Mandarin, Sour Cherry, Westcoast Peppermint, Peach Paradise, Berry Victoria and more!  During this session, you’ll also learn about the principles of pairing tea with chocolate.
For VIP clients, the rate is $10.  For non-VIP clients, the rate is $15.  Not yet a VIP?  It’s free to join in-store. – Register here.

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

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-5 pm (Pacific Standard Time)
Saturday CLOSED
Sunday & Holidays CLOSED

CHINATOWN RETAIL STORE & SPA HOURS
REGULAR HOURS
Monday - Friday 10am-6 pm
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-5 pm (Pacific Standard Time)
Saturday CLOSED
Sunday CLOSED
Holidays CLOSED

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