A few weeks ago I had high tea for the first time at a place called The Urban Tea Merchant (UTM). The store is located in downtown Vancouver by West Georgia and Alberni St. and they feature imported tea from the Singaporean company TWG.
On this visit I tried their seasonal Mid-Autumn festival service, and I must say it was pretty satisfying. Along with indulging on delicious food, I also drank their tea, hence the term high tea. More specifically I tried a tea called "Brother's Club" and it was really good black tea. According to their site, the tea contains a blend of nutty black tea, citrus fruits, and berries.
Now for the food, I don't recall every specific item that was included but it did have the following:
- miso-maple glazed sablefish in butter lettuce
- “Lapsang Souchong Tea” chickensalad cone
- wasabi and smoked salmon with ponzu jelly
- pork dumplings
- assorted fruits infused in tea
|Mid-Autumn Festival Service|
|Close up of the smoked salmon|
|Close up of the dumplings|
|Close up of the mooncake from TWG|