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Holiday Tea Services in the Pacific Northwest

The holiday season is just around the corner and with it comes peace and joy—but first a whole lot of hustle and bustle. It can be a busy and stressful time for many, so it’s important to take time out to enjoy the simple pleasures. Quite often, that starts with a warm cup of tea and some excellent company.
“A holiday tea can be anything that exudes and brings forth the warmth of family, friends, and being together at this time of year,” says Reza Nasooti, who is the Tea Sommelier at The Urban Tea Merchant in Vancouver, BC.  
More specifically, Nasooti describes a holiday tea as something with spices and flavors that we associate with holiday cooking and baking, such as cloves, sweet orange and cinnamon. 
At The Urban Tea Merchant, you can enjoy at least half a dozen Christmas blends from TWG that feature everything from marzipan, hibiscus (White Christmas), and rooibos (Red Christmas) to jasmine pearls plated with molten 24-karat gold (Christmas Jewel). 
In addition to the ingredients, Nasooti notes that each holiday tea may have a different base, such as black tea, green tea or herbals. Whatever your preference, you can pair your tea with delectable holiday bites when you book a holiday tea service at one of many tea rooms across the Pacific Northwest.
Holiday Tea Services in Washington State:
November 27 - December 31, 2015
Cost: $65 for adults, $25 for children (ages 4-12)
November 28 - December 31, 2015
Cost: $35 per person
Must try: Sparkling apple cider and the Victorian Cranberry Pudding with Vanilla Butter Sauce.
December 13, 2015 
Cost: $12 for a basic tea set, with a minimum of 8.
Saturdays from December 5; Weekends from December 12; Everyday from December 26 – December 30, 2015
Cost: $39 for adults, $18 young adults, free for children 5 and under
Holiday Tea Services in or near Victoria, BC:
December 1 – December 6, 2015
Cost: $53 for adults, $26.50 for children
Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite will be performed by the Empress’live piano player during tea, bringing you into the story of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince.
December 23 – December 27, 2015
Cost: $39.50 per person
Enjoy the Twelve Days of Christmas displays, ice skating, dinners, dancing, and more in the gardens before or after tea.
December 1 – December 31, 2015
Cost: $29 for adults, $19 for children
Must try: Anise star vanilla scones, snowflake glitter cupcakes, “O Xmas Tree” chocolate cake with butter icing.
December 4 – December 31, 2015
Cost: $60 for two, $30 for each additional person 
Must try: Chocolate peppermint pound cake, cheddar apple jelly square, roast turkey and cranberry pinwheel sandwiches.
Holiday Tea Services in Vancouver, BC:
November 12 to December 31, 2015
Cost: $52 for adults (Festive Tea), $28 for children (Sugar Plum Tea)
Must try: “Noel! Noel! Tea” infused duck breast with amarena cherry and honey tea shooter, and the Egg Nog “Vanilla Bourbon Tea” panna cotta with pomegranate mousse.
November 29, December 13, 20, 21
Cost: $64 per adult, $32 per child
Special appearances from the Goh Ballet’s dancers from The Nutcracker.
December 1- December 31, 2015
Cost: $49 for adults, $24 for children
Served in Globe @ YVR, recently named one of the Top 5 Airport Restaurants in the World.
December 1 – December 31, 2015
Cost: $34.95 per person
Must try: Gingerbread cheesecake, peppermint crackle cookie, Secret Garden egg pinwheels.


Rebecca Bollwitt

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Interestingly there are numerous teas described above which omit the location. Seems like a huge oversight, doesn't it?
Thought maybe needs revision.

Hello Wendy,

Thank you for your comment. Could you clarify which teas you mean? Each tea under the "Washington State" category notes the city in parentheses, and the rest of the teas are either in Victoria or Vancouver, BC. In addition, the title of each tea is a link to more information. Please let us know how we can better clarify this information, and our apologies for any confusion.

Not sure what previous commenter means, think she must have missed the city in each subhead. Also, one could follow the link to find out more, should one want to know.

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