O5 Rare Tea Bar in Vancouver, BC
4/5
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Saryn rated this place
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Went there today with my boyfriend and his brother. Nice place, with gorgeous decor. I love the wood counter and all the various wood coasters and clay pots. The staff are very knowledgeable about all the teas they carry.

You can sit there for hours drinking tea, usually re-steeps from the same leaves… which is exactly what we did, incidentally. They do offer ‘Tasting Travels’ which is a selection of 3 teas to try.

I can’t remember what teas the boys had but I had a tea mixture called Liquid Sunshine which was quite nice and great for my throat… if a more bitter than I’m used to having my tea. They also have little snacks and we were offered a dulche du leche and a candied hibiscus flower. The latter being probably my favorite as it tasted like sweet & tart cranberries. Yum!

I quite recommend this little tea shop in eclectic Kits, especially if you’re something of a tea purist or don’t really go for flavored teas.

Clancy's Tea Cosy in White Rock, BC
4/5
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Saryn rated this place
4/5
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This is probably the most affordable place I’ve gone to for High Tea and I quite enjoyed my visit there today.

The finger sandwiches (cucumber, salmon and egg) were quite creamy, which I liked. The scone was deliciously flaky without being crumbly and the jam (raspberry, I believe) was smooth and flavorful without being too sweet. The top tier had two of the day’s dessert selection; a little lemon meringue tart which had the best pastry crust I’ve had in awhile and a slice of carrot cake with a delicious cream cheese icing.

The tea selection was varied without being overwhelming, and a small pot is included with the High Tea. I chose their Creamy Earl Grey (since I’m looking for a decent replacement for my Teaopia blend) but when – not if – I go back I’ll probably try the Market Spice or Maple Cream.

The parlor itself is eclectically decorated but welcoming with about a dozen tables. I don’t believe that reservations would be required if one were in the mood for a quick lunch. According to their website, they also do High Tea ‘To-Go’.

Adonia Kerrisdale Tea House in Vancouver, BC
3/5
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Saryn rated this place
3/5
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Went to Adonia with a small group of 6. As there was a larger group that arrived before us, we were seated at a smaller and slightly cramped table. There was only enough room for two trays of food and 3 tea pots at a time, so we had to choose 3 teas to share first.

The little sandwiches and desserts were good, though I think I prefer Urban Tea Merchant.

They did turn away a few people who came in off the street, so I recommend reservations.

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