Farm-to-cup tea experience at third-annual Victoria Tea Festival


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With a tea shop on almost every corner it’s not surprising that Victoria is considered the “Tea Capital” of Canada.

On Saturday tea enthusiasts flocked to the heart of the city, for the third-annual Victoria Tea Festival Revival.

The event was organized by the International Tea Appreciation Society.

“We’re a group hoping to educate and share the knowledge that we are gaining about tea,” explained organizer Jared Nyberg.

From matcha to kombucha, dozens of teas were available to try from local vendors including JagaSilk and Unity Jun.

“You can taste some different greens, crimsons, blue and black teas,” Nyberg said. “There’s quite a bit of flavor opportunity.”

Attendees were even encouraged to bring their own teacups.

“There’s definitely a healthful component to drinking tea,” Nyberg explained.

Tea is considered the second-most widely consumed beverage in the world after water.

“There’s such a story behind each of the teas that we can drink ? who grew it, when they grew it, how they crafted it,” Nyberg said. “All of these components make it an interesting journey. It’s good for the soul.”

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