Written By Guest Writer Coffee & Tea / Food Events / Libations Feb 15, 2012 The Victoria Tea Festival arrives this weekend. SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Daniela Cubelic, owner of Silk Road and sponsor of The Victoria Tea Festival pouring a tea cocktail at her store. right: Silk Road's Angelwater tea. Photo by Deanna Ladret Victoria tea lovers, heads up: North America’s largest tea show is just around the corner, and it’s right here in our city. The Victoria Tea Festival, held at Crystal Garden February 18-19, invites guests to participate in a fun and informative exhibition celebrating “all things tea”. The annual event will feature over 45 exhibitors and will include interactive tea tastings, sales, tea-food pairings, wares, educational presentations, and a silent auction. All proceeds from the Victoria Tea Festival benefit Camosun College’s Child Care Services. Conceptualized and operated by a team of local volunteers, the Victoria Tea Festival began in 2007 as a small event to celebrate tea, build community, and raise money for a good cause. The first Tea Festival drew 200 people. Now it has grown into a two-day event yielding crowds well into the thousands, with many travelling to Victoria specifically to participate. Attendees will smell, touch, taste, and learn about myriad teas and ingredients from across the globe, like Pu Er, Masala Chai, Matcha, and Flowering Tea. Guests explore the art and craft of tea preparation, such as methods originating in Ancient China and Victoria’s historic English tea tradition, and discover how tea has influenced culinary trends. Camosun College Child Care Services operates on both campuses, offering high-quality childcare to parents as they pursue their education. All proceeds from the festival go directly to this program, where they are used to fund childcare bursaries for low-income parents, program resources, and facility improvement. The Victoria Tea Festival Event Details: Located at Crystal Garden 713 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012: 12:00pm-5:00pm Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012: 11:00am-4:00pm Tickets will be available at the door for $25, or may be purchased in advance for $20 at the following locations: Silk Road Tea Company 1624 Government Street, Victoria Serious Coffee all locations – Vancouver Island Murchies all locations – Victoria and Vancouver Camosun College Child Care Services Office 4461 Interurban Road, Victoria, (250) 370-4880 www.victoriateafestival.com beveragesEdiblesfestivalstea SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Coffee & Tea / Restaurants / Victoria August 15, 2014 Afternoon Tea at The Teahouse at Abkhazi Garden Tea drinking allows us to take a break from the day. While coffee carries with it that “get up and go” quality, tea is about taking a minute to ... Read More Coffee & Tea / Vancouver / Victoria August 14, 2014 The Summer Cold Brew Coffee Took Hold on the West Coast The summer of 2014 will be known as the summer cold brew coffee took hold on the west coast. Though we saw a handful of local places – like ... Read More Coffee & Tea July 10, 2014 Yerba Maté Every few years I’ll give Yerba Maté another shot, usually after inheriting a box from a friend’s move. And after giving it ye olde ... Read More Coffee & Tea / Must Have / Victoria July 9, 2014 Preview: Discovery Coffee Cold Brew Discovery Coffee has recently launched their new and improved cold brew coffee. It’s the perfect addition to any backyard gathering, or when ... Read More Coffee & Tea June 3, 2014 Coffee Subscriptions: When Coffee Comes to You Your AeroPress is a wonderful thing. Every morning it squeezes out the black juice that fuels your day, asking only a quick rinse. Do it a favour. ... Read More Coffee & Tea / Vancouver April 22, 2014 East Van Roasters Only a short walk from the Gassy Jack statue in Gastown, at the edge of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, is an unassuming little shop that is ... Read More Comments are closed.