WESTCOAST SUMMER OASIS
flavour profile: mouth-watering berries & smooth black tea
ingredients: black tea, lavender, rose petals & native bergamot, infused with coastal berries & vanilla bean
Our much-loved Berry Victoria Tea is back in stock while quantities last to uplift our spirits & our community. Net proceeds* from the sale of this tea will be donated to community causes via the Victoria Foundation’s Vital Victoria Fund - this fund allows the Foundation to proactively respond to critical needs as they arise & benefits a great many organizations & people.
Dive into mouth-watering berries & delicious black tea. A wonderfully refreshing iced tea, this blend is also divine served hot. It evokes the feeling of a treat, (but without the calories), making it a great choice when you’re craving sweets! Check out RECIPE IDEAS below to discover how to transform it into a slushie or punch (which taste decadent but are actually pretty good for you!).
*We (along with so many other businesses and individuals!) have been negatively impacted by the effects of COVID-19. Making a difference & contributing to the community has been a key part of who we are & what we’ve been doing since we opened in 1992. So, although times are tough for us too right now, we still want to give back. For now - it’s through donating the net proceeds from sales of this tea. We have also made in-kind contributions to several non-profits. We are hopeful that we will recover & as we do, our contributions will also expand & grow. We’ll keep you posted & provide further updates about our progress both in terms of where our donations are going as well as our recovery.
Our hearts are big, but our wallets & our staff are small at the moment. At this time we would kindly ask that you not contact us to request donations, as we do not have the capacity to respond to enquiries - we’ve chosen the Victoria Foundation’s Vital Victoria Fund because it benefits many.
BERRIES & CREAM SLUSHIE: pour 1 cup boiling water over 3 tbsp. Berry Victoria tea. Steep 5 min & strain. Combine tea with 3 cups ice & 1 cup soy, almond or coconut milk. Place in blender. Set to high until well combined. Makes approx. 1 litre.
COASTAL BERRY PUNCH: mix equal parts chilled Berry Victoria Tea & cranberry juice. Optional: add 2oz of your favourite spirit (gin, vodka, tequila or rum) to every cup. Serve in tall tumblers over plenty of ice. Garnish with local berries & fresh mint.
Pour 2 cups of water over 1 tsp. of SILK ROAD premium quality, organic loose tea. This may not seem like a lot of tea but SILK ROAD teas are incredibly fresh & flavourful, which means that you don’t need very much in order to produce a delicious cup of tea. Using any more tea leaves can result in a cup of tea that is too strong.
- herbal tea bring water to a full, rolling boil | steep 7-10 minutes
- wellness tea bring water to a full, rolling boil | cover & steep 7-10 minutes
- green tea bring water to just before the boil begins | steep 1-3 minutes
- black tea bring water to a full, rolling boil | steep 2-5 minutes
- white tea bring water to just before the boil begins | steep 3-5 minutes
- oolong tea bring water to the boil | steep 5-7 minutes
Loose teas are sold in refillable tins to preserve the tea’s superb flavour, freshness and nutrients. Normally, we encourage you to bring your empty tins into our shops to refill. However, this is currently on pause due to COVID-19. We’re delighted to offer another eco-friendly, low-waste way to re-use your tins!
Brown bag refills are available when you purchase tea in-store and online. Simply select “refill” to receive your tea in a brown bag refill. Immediately transfer the tea to the original tin it came in, once the brown bag refill is home or has arrived in the mail. Brown bags are 100% recyclable, compostable, biodegradable and made of post-consumer recycled paper.
CAN I STORE TEA IN THE BROWN BAG REFILL? No, it is a short term method for transport only and is not suitable for storing. It will not maintain tea’s freshness, nutrients and flavour. It does not protect against exposure to air, liquid or moisture. Air exposure causes nutrient & flavour loss; liquid/moisture causes tea to mildew. As soon as you get home from the shop, or when it arrives in the mail, transfer tea immediately into Silk Road tins - they are designed to preserve the tea.
ABOUT TEA SIZES Refer to the above chart - our loose teas are sold by volume, not weight.