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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 VANCOUVER shop

FestiviTEA Thurs Nov 23 – Sun Dec 24 | FREE!
Stop in anytime during regular store hours & enjoy a changing array of fun, festive in-store demos, pampering, tastings & more. Uplift, unwind & decompress with a mini flight of wellness teas, a demo on cosy tea hot chocolates, festive mulled teas, winter skin pampering or wellness tips. Activities change daily, but there’s always something brewing when you visit that renews, fortifies & counteracts the stress of the holiday season.

How to Make Festive Tea + Alcohol Infusions 101 Sat Nov 25 from 10:30 – 11:30 am
Find our how to infuse the flavour of tea into vodka, rum, gin & other spirits. It’s unbelievably easy to do, & you just need 2 ingredients – alcohol & tea! These tea infused spirits can be used to make seasonal cocktails, in cooking, & are also a fabulous, easy-to-make Xmas present. Treat the hard to buy for foodies and tea lovers in your life to an Earl Grey, Chai, Spicy Mandarin, Blood Orange or London Fog infused spirit. These infusions keep for a long time so you can make them anytime before the holiday season & have them at the ready for all your festive occasions, including New Year’s Eve. They make an excellent hostess gift & are a great way to stock your pantry with last minute gifts. Add a splash of tea flavoured alcohol to egg nog, use it to create an instant tea toddy, liven up a festive latte, mulled drink or hot chocolate. They can also be used to make martinis, punch, mimosas, gin & tonics & more. Tea infused spirits can also be used in baking, substitute them into any recipe that calls for vanilla to release unique & delicious flavours to cakes, waffles, pancakes, crepes, cookies & chocolates. Must be 19 or over to attend.

special offer $20 per person OR bring a friend with you – VIP clients enjoy 2 for 1 on the workshop fee for this session.

Kombucha 101 Thurs Nov 30 from 6-7:30 pm, Wed Jan 17 from 6-7:30 pm
Join Registered Holistic Nutritionists Andrea McDonald & Janice Mah for an informative workshop on how to brew your own Kombucha. Touted for its many health benefits, particularly gut & digestive health, this energizing tea-based tonic is also immune-boosting, detoxifying & holds anti-aging properties. Sample a selection of home-brewed kombucha, while you learn the simple steps of fermenting teas using the ancient natural process of kombucha. The result is a delicious, fizzy beverage rich in healthy enzymes & natural probiotics.
Receive recipes, a take-home guide, plus tips & tricks for making your own delicious, healthy, custom Kombucha creations at home.

special offer $25 per person > includes workshop fee, sampling, how to guide & recipes [does not include take-home starter kit]

Chocolate Tea Truffles & Infused Chocolates  Sat Dec 2  from 10:30 – 11:30 am
Calling all chocoholics & 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. You’ll also get to take home a foolproof recipe that is dairy-free, vegan & gluten-free. Better yet, this recipe tastes really decadent & 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 & flavoured chocolates often contain artificial flavours & 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 & more! During this session, you’ll also learn about the principles of pairing tea with chocolate.

special offer $20 per person OR bring a friend with you – VIP clients enjoy 2 for 1 on the workshop fee for this session.

Winter Potion Lab Sun Dec 3 from 11 am – noon
Get inspired with yummy, fun & delicious tea based drinks for the festive season with selections to delight adults as well as little ones. Learn to make seasonal tea infused hot chocolates, tea lattes, hot toddies, mulled teas, sangria & more. Perfect drinks to serve guests or to treat yourself. Although they taste like dessert in a glass, these drinks are dairy-free, gluten-free & free of any artificial flavours & colours. They are also either sugar-free or very low in sugar & calories as compared to most seasonal drinks. A great, healthy but decadent way to celebrate & satisfy sweet cravings while taking a break from the sweets & treats of the season. You’ll also get recipes for mood and immune boosting, stress relieving, calming tea potions for everyone in the household, to help you thrive and not just survive this holiday season. Cheers to that!

special offer $10 per person OR bring a friend with you – VIP clients enjoy 2 for 1 on the workshop fee for this session.

Green Beauty Makeovers Sat Dec 9 1-5 pmFri Dec 22 1-5 pm | FREE!
Who could use some pampering while you do your holiday shopping?  Enjoy a mini makeover, get inspired with colours, products & looks for the holiday season, & get expert tips from professional make-up artists, using natural make-up. Join Jacqueline & Amanda from The Green Beauty Collective for this pop-up at our shop. For your convenience, they’ll also have a selection of makeup products onsite that day for purchase which are cruelty-free, vegan & bee-gan (contain beeswax).

How to Make Tea Jelly Sun Dec 10 from 11:30 am – noon
Discover how easy, fun and delicious it is to make jelly flavoured with your favourite teas. They are a wonderful gift idea & are also perfect for holiday entertaining. 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. Also serve them with cheese or meats, & 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. Popular with everyone in the household and on your gift list. Kids, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends & neighbours love them!

special offer $10 per person OR bring a friend with you – VIP clients enjoy 2 for 1 on the workshop fee for this session.

Fun in-store events & workshops will be taking place between now and Dec 24. That workshop list will be up shortly! Keep an eye out for it.

Detox Tea Flights Boxing Day Dec 26, Wed Dec 27, Thurs Dec 28 | FREE!
Stop in anytime during regular store hours. Recover from rich meals and treats with free tea flights that are the cure for what ails you! Support digestion, counteract carb and sugar laden snacks and meals, weight gain and boost your metabolism.

Turn Over a New Leaf  Tues January 2 – Sun January 8 | FREE!
Stop in anytime during regular store hours for wellness tea flights, purifying skin and bodycare pampering demos, and scientifically based tips that improve your well-being.  It’s easier than you think – small but powerful new habits, all-natural remedies and teas can have a big impact. The DNA of some tea drinkers is actually 5 years younger than the general population. Find out more about how to harness the anti-aging properties of tea as well as how how to boost brain power, improve moods, reduce stress, sleep better, naturally support your immune system (and ward off colds and flu), assist allergies and arthritis, reduce inflammation, improve energy levels, support weight management and aid digestion.

Renew, Reset, Re-charge Sat Jan 13 from 2-3 pm
Discover simple but powerfully effective wellness tips, secrets and rituals for body and mind. Get recipes for incorporating tea into smoothies, salad dressings and soups. Not only can tea add delicious flavour to your foods, but you can harness its beneficial properties to boost the immune system, aid digestion, assist weight management, nourish the skin and more. Learn easy home spa rituals that purify and renew, leaving skin silky soft, using all-natural, non-toxic, chemical-free green beauty products. Combat post-holiday breakouts and lackluster skin. Find out how to improve sleep quality, stress management, mental focus, energy levels, your immune system and more.

special offer $25 per person.

upcoming public events at our VICTORIA Chinatown shop

Fun in-store events & workshops will be taking place between now and Dec 24. That workshop list will be up shortly! Keep an eye out for it.

FestiviTEA Thurs Nov 23 – Sun Dec 24 | FREE!
Stop in anytime during regular store hours & enjoy a changing array of fun, festive in-store demos, pampering, tastings & more. Uplift, unwind & decompress with a mini flight of wellness teas, a demo on cosy tea hot chocolates, festive mulled teas, winter skin pampering or wellness tips. Activities change daily, but there’s always something brewing when you visit that renews, fortifies & counteracts the stress of the holiday season.

Winter Potion Lab Sun Dec 3 from 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Get inspired with yummy, fun & delicious tea based drinks for the festive season with selections to delight adults as well as little ones. Learn to make seasonal tea infused hot chocolates, tea lattes, hot toddies, mulled teas, sangria & more. Perfect drinks to serve guests or to treat yourself. Although they taste like dessert in a glass, these drinks are dairy-free, gluten-free & free of any artificial flavours & colours. They are also either sugar-free or very low in sugar & calories as compared to most seasonal drinks. A great, healthy but decadent way to celebrate & satisfy sweet cravings while taking a break from the sweets & treats of the season. You’ll also get recipes for mood and immune boosting, stress relieving, calming tea potions for everyone in the household, to help you thrive and not just survive this holiday season. Cheers to that!

special offer $10 per person OR bring a friend with you – VIP clients enjoy 2 for 1 on the workshop fee for this session.

How to Make Festive Tea + Alcohol Infusions 101 Sun Dec 10 from 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Find our how to infuse the flavour of tea into vodka, rum, gin & other spirits. It’s unbelievably easy to do, & you just need 2 ingredients – alcohol & tea! These tea infused spirits can be used to make seasonal cocktails, in cooking, & are also a fabulous, easy-to-make Xmas present. Treat the hard to buy for foodies and tea lovers in your life to an Earl Grey, Chai, Spicy Mandarin, Blood Orange or London Fog infused spirit. These infusions keep for a long time so you can make them anytime before the holiday season & have them at the ready for all your festive occasions, including New Year’s Eve. They make an excellent hostess gift & are a great way to stock your pantry with last minute gifts. Add a splash of tea flavoured alcohol to egg nog, use it to create an instant tea toddy, liven up a festive latte, mulled drink or hot chocolate. They can also be used to make martinis, punch, mimosas, gin & tonics & more. Tea infused spirits can also be used in baking, substitute them into any recipe that calls for vanilla to release unique & delicious flavours to cakes, waffles, pancakes, crepes, cookies & chocolates. Must be 19 or over to attend.

special offer $20 per person OR bring a friend with you – VIP clients enjoy 2 for 1 on the workshop fee for this session.

Chocolate Tea Truffles & Infused Chocolates  Sun Dec 17  from 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Calling all chocoholics & 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. You’ll also get to take home a foolproof recipe that is dairy-free, vegan & gluten-free. Better yet, this recipe tastes really decadent & 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 & flavoured chocolates often contain artificial flavours & 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 & more! During this session, you’ll also learn about the principles of pairing tea with chocolate.

special offer $20 per person OR bring a friend with you – VIP clients enjoy 2 for 1 on the workshop fee for this session.

Detox Tea Flights Boxing Day Dec 26, Wed Dec 27, Thurs Dec 28 | FREE!
Stop in anytime during regular store hours. Recover from rich meals and treats with free tea flights that are the cure for what ails you! Support digestion, counteract carb and sugar laden snacks and meals, weight gain and boost your metabolism.

Turn Over a New Leaf  Tues January 2 – Sun January 8 | FREE!
Stop in anytime during regular store hours for wellness tea flights, purifying skin and bodycare pampering demos, and scientifically based tips that improve your well-being.  It’s easier than you think – small but powerful new habits, all-natural remedies and teas can have a big impact. The DNA of some tea drinkers is actually 5 years younger than the general population. Find out more about how to harness the anti-aging properties of tea as well as how how to boost brain power, improve moods, reduce stress, sleep better, naturally support your immune system (and ward off colds and flu), assist allergies and arthritis, reduce inflammation, improve energy levels, support weight management and aid digestion.

Renew, Reset, Re-charge Sun Jan 14 from 11 am – noon
Discover simple but powerfully effective wellness tips, secrets and rituals for body and mind. Get recipes for incorporating tea into smoothies, salad dressings and soups. Not only can tea add delicious flavour to your foods, but you can harness its beneficial properties to boost the immune system, aid digestion, assist weight management, nourish the skin and more. Learn easy home spa rituals that purify and renew, leaving skin silky soft, using all-natural, non-toxic, chemical-free green beauty products. Combat post-holiday breakouts and lackluster skin. Find out how to improve sleep quality, stress management, mental focus, energy levels, your immune system and more.

special offer $25 per person.

…Check back here regularly for updates to our public events & workshops schedule.

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

Kid’s Tea Lab Enjoy family fun with a class for kids and parents, that also supports healthy lifestyle choices.  Discover how to make yummy, delicious, tea-based drinks that are great for the whole family – especially kids.  Made from scratch, using just organic tea,  juice, and/or non-dairy milk, these all-natural combinations are loved by kids and are fast and easy to make.  But they are also free of all the things you’d like your kids to avoid – artificial flavours, dyes, excess sugar, preservatives and chemicals.  Suitable for ages 8 and up.  1hr session | $69 for one parent & child – fee includes one take home “tea lab kit”, which includes a tea brewer, teas & recipes valued at $75!

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 - Saturday 10am-6 pm
Sunday & Holidays 11am-5 pm

VANCOUVER RETAIL STORE HOURS
REGULAR HOURS
Monday - Saturday 10am-7 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.