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 / First Look / Victoria December 23, 2015 Hide + Seek Coffee: A New Coffee Shop in Oak Bay If you are a visitor to Oak Bay village, you may have noticed the papered window in one of the empty stores in the historic Bell Block. In a clean, ... Read More Coffee & Tea August 10, 2015 An Interview with Oughtred Coffee’s Director of Coffee & Co-owner Michael Oughtred Oughtred Coffee & Tea has been roasting and selling coffee in Nanaimo since 1973. Over the years they have grown to serve much of Western ... Read More Coffee & Tea May 25, 2015 Nitro-Infused Coffee is THE Thing This Summer ... Read More Coffee & Tea / Vancouver May 11, 2015 Elysian Coffee Roastery Back in 2000, Elysian Coffee opened its first café around the corner from Vancouver’s Fifth Avenue Cinemas. It did things differently from the ... Read More Coffee & Tea / Victoria April 27, 2015 Understanding Coffee: A Guide to Small and Local Roasters in Victoria Coffee roasting is the art of taking dried, raw coffee beans and applying heat until they turn from green to brown, and become drinkable. While the ... Read More Coffee & Tea / Vancouver January 16, 2015 o5 Tea Bar in Vancouver If coffee is in its third wave—Nabob (first wave), Starbucks (second wave), Stumptown and Intelligencia (third wave)—then tea is a little behind. ... Read More Comments are closed.