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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

Moon Festival Tea Ceremony |Sat Sept 14 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm and 1 to 2 pm. Traditional cultures often greet the arrival of each season with a festival or celebration. In modern times, especially in the west, for the most part we’ve lost that aspect from our lives. Yet we’re discovering from a variety of studies that a sense of connection to nature and traditions may have many health benefits. They can improve your sense of well-being and uplift your mood. Fall is a time of year that many people dread, because… winter is coming!  Approaching it in a mindful way and with the positive energy a celebration brings, can also help you start to adjust how you perceive it. It’s also a wonderful way to set an intention for the coming season, and to also let go any aspects of the season beforehand which perhaps didn’t go your way, or that bothered you.

>Every autumn in China, the moon’s appearance is celebrated at its brightest, most beautiful point. In the west, this is what we’d call the harvest moon. In China, there’s a beautiful legend associated with the moon turning this glorious colour. According to myths, the Moon Goddess of Immortality lives on the moon, where she makes powerful medicine for immortals. Her husband is an Imperial archer and also an Immortal. He lives in a palace on the sun. Once a year, he visits his wife on the moon, which is the reason why the moon becomes especially spectacular, as it becomes tinged with orange from the sun. Throughout Asia, it’s also known as the Moon Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival or Lantern Festival as special lanterns are displayed at this time of year.

In Ancient China, a unique preparation method and tea ceremony was devised to brew tea under the moon’s influence. Tea Ceremonies can be performed as rituals as well as to bring blessings, harmony and good luck. You’ll get to experience an auspicious tea ceremony in celebration of this festival, and taste teas associated with the Moon Festival. $8.88 per person. Space is limited – seats will go quickly, so we recommend booking quickly. Pre-registration is required. We will start promptly. Plan to arrive 5-10 minutes early, payment will be collected at the beginning of the event. Register by following this link.

Tea Flight for Two |Sip on a delightful flight of teas. Seatings take place daily at our Victoria Chinatown shop, between 11 am and 4 pm. Drop-ins are welcome but subject to availability. To ensure a seat, call the store at 250 382 0006 to reserve. $10 per person | or Two for $10 if you’re a VIP. Not a VIP yet? It’s free to join in-store & you’ll get lots of great benefits including perks like discounts to tea flights & workshops.

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

Tea Flight for Two | Sip on a delightful flight of teas. Seatings take place daily at our West 4th Kitsilano shop, between 11 am and 4 pm. Drop-ins are welcome but subject to availability. To ensure a seat, call the store at 778 379-8481  to reserve. $10 per person | or Two for $10 if you’re a VIP. Not a VIP yet? It’s free to join in-store & you’ll get lots of great benefits including perks like discounts to tea flights & workshops.

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.

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 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
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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
*Labour Day CLOSED

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

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