On the exposed brick wall of The Capilano Tea House and Botanical Soda Company hangs a beautiful weaving. Woven by Squamish First Nations Chief Janice George and her husband Willard Joseph, the weaving blesses this new tea house located in Vancouver’s historic Gastown. Weaving by Chief Janice George The red in the weaving symbolizes owners Michelle and Paisley Nahanee’s connection to the Squamish First Nations. The pyramid pattern represents the mountains, not only of the North Shore but also the mountains around the world where tea is grown. The green represents the botanicals and teas used in their unique [...]
About Theresa GebrailTheresa Gebrail is a Vancouver-based communications professional and freelance writer who is studying to be a Tea Sommelier. She is obsessed with finding the perfect Earl Grey tea.
It was a perfect tea drinking day - cold, crisp, sunny. The 2015 Vancouver Tea Festival, held on November 21st at the Croatian Cultural Centre, hosted more than 3,500 attendees and featured 31 vendors from across British Columbia and the northwestern US. Exhibitors at the festival included: Thay Tea, The Tea Sparrow, The Tea Spot, Amoda Tea, Ichiyo’s Matcha Bar, Aromatica Fine Teas, The Teaguy, O5 Tea, JusTea, Steeped Tea-One Falling Leaf, The Chinese Tea Shop, The Tea Association of Canada, Oollo Tea, Davids Tea, Chado Tea House, Shaktea, Cultivate Tea, My Matcha Life, Young Mountain Tea, Sugimoto America, Trudy Ann’s [...]