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Downtown Blog: Tea Culture

10 reasons to start a matcha habit

by Kip Home
Another New Year, another resolution.  If your resolution is to do something healthy for yourself this year, then Just Matcha Tea Shop has an easy delicious solution for you.

Silk Road - Local business with world-wide appeal

Silk Road has been a staple for tea lovers locally and world-wide for more than two decades. The store is a thriving local success story that has expanded our knowledge of tea and led a revival of Victoria's long standing tea culture.

Serendipity: the story of the Venus Sophia

The Venus Sophia Tea Room and Vegetarian Eatery is an aptly named establishment for its current owners, Sallie and Alain El Alaily. The story of how they met and came to own a tea room in downtown Victoria is represented by the symbolic meaning of the eatery’s name – love, beauty and wisdom.


Murchie's - Taking Time for Tea

Often considered more British than Britain, downtown Victoria is the centre of tea culture in the city. Thinking of an afternoon spent with friends, sipping tea and chatting, brings to mind one of our Victoria’s oldest tea establishments… Murchie’s.

When Murchie’s was first opened in Victoria in the 1950s, its storefront was in the 600 block of Fort Street; it later moved to lower Government Street and, about 25 years ago, it moved to its current location at 1110 Government St.

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