Embark on a journey with a certified tea artist, discovering the differences between western and Chinese teas, which go far beyond name and taste. Savour the delicate fragrances, imagining yourself as an ancient scholar at leisure in their garden-home. Once guests arrive at the Garden they will have the opportunity to walk around and explore the stunning heritage property, varied plants, and discover our current art exhibition. While here guests are welcome to explore on their own, or join with one of our regular guided tours through the property, at no extra charge. When the ceremony begins, guests will be taken to the location of the private ceremony, either in a private courtyard, room, or pavilion, with their guide Lillian. During the ceremony guests will sample two speciality teas that have been sourced directly from mainland China, and Taiwan, that are not available for purchase in Canada. During the tasting guests will learn the history of tea, Chinese tea culture, as well as the artform behind enjoying the perfect cup of Chinese tea. Over the course of the ceremony guests will have the chance to relax and unwind, absorbing the peace and tranquility of the traditional tea ceremony, all in the stunning setting of the classical Chinese Garden. Once the ceremony is complete guests will leave with their own traditional Chinese tea cup and custom pouch.
I was born and raised in a very traditional Chinese family in Beijing, China where my grandfather was a reputable traditional doctor in Chinese medicine. He taught me the importance of Chinese culture and the value of tea as key to good health. I specialize in Chinese culture, particularly tea tasting and tea arts and have Senior Certificates in both Tea Tasting and Tea Ceremony, and have visited major tea growing regions around the globe, as well as performing for Lululemon, Sunzen Art Gallery, and many other big companies across Canada. In 2015 I was among top 12 in the International Tea-brewing Contest. I am passionate about pure teas and tea art, and since moving to Vancouver I have dedicated myself to tea aesthetics and bringing the purest teas, most traditional tea culture and a healthier lifestyle to North America.
Dr Sun Yat Sen Garden Society of Vancouver
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden Society is a registered non-profit charity, museum and gallery whose mandate is to promote cultural exchanges and learning. It is a unique venue for cultural programming and events, including guided tours, concerts, festivals, exhibitions, receptions, and educational programs. Over the years, the garden has received several honours, designations and awards
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Sample a selection of handmade speciality tea-snacks, made exclusively for guests of private tea ceremonies at the Dr Sun Yat…
Sample a selection of high quality traditional Chinese tea sourced directly from mainland China and Taiwan, not available for…
Our tea ceremony rates include a day admission into the Dr Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden, where visitors may enjoy a…
The ceremony will take place on the grounds of the Dr Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden in the heart of Vancouver's Chinatown. While here guests will be able to explore the property at their leisure, taking in the stunning heritage architecture, plants, art exhibit, as well as explore our gift shop. After the ceremony guests will be welcome to stay on the site for the remainder of the day, or come and go as they please
Please let us know if you have any allergies that may affect your enjoyment of the tea tasting ceremony, and we will do our best to accommodate. The rate is $100 for one guest; two or above, $72/person
Tea ceremony in classical Chinese garden