Best Places for Tea in Victoria, BC

Tea in Victoria
Tea in Victoria

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Whether steeped in the tradition of English high tea, or shrouded in the mystery and exoticism of the societies that first produced it, the culture of tea is flourishing in Victoria. We've searched high and low for the best places to have tea in the city.

To sample some of Victoria's truly English flavour, attend high tea where you can nibble on small sandwiches or scones with heavy cream and preserves while sipping tea from fine china. Choose from one of the city's many options offering traditional tea in a variety of price ranges and levels of formality. Or if you would rather steep your own, the city has some excellent specialty stores where you can choose from an astounding variety of teas that range from traditional to exotic in character. For the budding connoisseur, you can join a workshop and tasting to delve deeper into the culture, history and flavour of tea.