Steep in Serenity at the 2017 Vancouver Tea Festival

Vancouver Tea Festival takes place November 4 and 5.

Fun fact about tea: until the 19th century, nearly all of the world’s tea was grown in China and exported by Great Britain. Soon, due to strained trade relations with China, the British began to look elsewhere to cultivate the precious plant, including India and Africa.

Thirsty for more tea trivia? You’ll learn all you want to know at the Vancouver Tea Festival, taking place on Saturday, November 4 and Sunday, November 5. The elegant affair will be hosted at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden and the adjacent Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver.

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Steep in Serenity at the 2017 Vancouver Tea Festival

Six Festivals to Watch Out For This Fall in Vancouver

photo: Vancouver Whisky Festival

The following article was written by Carly Whetter, Communications Assistant at Tourism Vancouver.

Fall in Vancouver may not be synonymous with festivals, but we think you’ll change your mind after you check out these six festivals in the city this year:

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Six Festivals to Watch Out For This Fall in Vancouver

Vancouver’s Inaugural Tea Festival Comes to Olympic Village

Photo credit: Luz Bratcher | Flickr

The Vancouver Tea Festival takes over Olympic Village this weekend. The festival is both a gastronomic event and a health seminar, exploring the flavours and nuances of tea while also promoting its health benefits. The inaugural event features educational sessions, demonstrations of traditional tea ceremonies, and displays by vendors like David’s Tea, O5 Tea, and Shaktea.

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Vancouver’s Inaugural Tea Festival Comes to Olympic Village