Written By Guest Writer Coffee & Tea / Food Events / Libations Feb 15, 2012 The Victoria Tea Festival arrives this weekend. 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 / 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 Coffee & Tea / SH / Victoria April 16, 2014 Welcome: Silk Road | Storehouse We’ve known Silk Road Tea and owner and founder Daniela Cubelic for many years and have always been impressed with Daniela’s amazing knowledge of ... Read More Coffee & Tea April 11, 2014 The Coffee Shop Meets the Cocktail Bar The evolution of the corner coffee shop and the local cocktail bar has been impressive, to say the least. The coffee shop being the cornerstone of ... Read More Coffee & Tea September 5, 2013 A Conscious Cup : A Biodynamic Approach to Coffee Farming The concept of biodynamic farming is receiving much attention around the globe and is beginning to gain momentum in the world of coffee ... Read More Coffee & Tea February 18, 2013 Victoria Tea Festival: 2013 In a city that hosts many microbrew beer festivals, celebrates the bounty of British Columbian vineyards, and honours local cuisine, finding an event ... Read More Coffee & Tea December 21, 2012 Teaching from a Coffee Guru – the Basics of the Bean I don’t know how you find a guru, or even if they find you, but I found my coffee guru in Kelowna. As a wine guy, I normally visit to the Okaganan ... Read More Comments are closed.