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 / 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 Coffee & Tea December 22, 2014 Holiday Gift Guide for the Coffee & Tea Lover 2014 It’s that time of year when we work ourselves into a froth trying to figure what to buy the tea or coffee fan in your life. Though there is an ... Read More Coffee & Tea December 18, 2014 Yerba Maté Part Two In the previous article we looked at the big picture when it comes to yerba maté. Now let’s look at one brand that is doing everything ... Read More Coffee & Tea / Restaurants December 16, 2014 Bows & Arrows Coffee: A Revisit Sometimes life surprises you in the most pleasant ways. On assignment for EAT Magazine, I was asked to cover a second look of Bows & Arrows ... Read More Coffee & Tea / First Look / Victoria December 5, 2014 First Look: The New Discovery Coffee on Blanshard It’s a chilly, just-about-rainy December afternoon, and I’m doing that cold-hunched-shoulder-walk down Blanshard, past Fort. Walking past Hook, ... Read More Coffee & Tea / Recipes October 27, 2014 A Pumpkin Latte a Day Keeps the Witches Away In an alternate universe, the harvesting of crops, a crisp chill in the air and shorter days would mark the arrival of fall. Instead, the release of ... Read More Comments are closed.