The third annual Vancouver Tea Festival returns this year to a new partner venue in Vancouver's historic Chinatown: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden & the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver

Saturday November 5th, 2016 (10 AM - 6 PM), 578 Carrall St., Vancouver


Come explore the world of tea, interact with like-minded tea lovers, and taste dazzling examples of one of the world's most beloved beverages.



Featuring leading exhibitors from throughout the tea world, the 2016 Vancouver Tea Festival is sure to be the most exciting yet!

This year, Vancouver Tea Society has partnered with Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden - lauded by National Geographic as the 'World's Top City Garden'- and the adjacent Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver to create a true pan-cultural celebration of tea in all its forms.

The 2016 Vancouver Tea Festival will include:

  • A marketplace featuring nearly 30 tea purveyors, offering a vast variety of teas to suit all tastes and budgets
  • Full admission to Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden as part of your festival ticket!
  • Exciting, surcharge-free* workshops and tasting sessions throughout the day -  learn new things about tea, discover the fascinating stories behind some of your favourite local tea enterprises, and experience exquisite teas carefully prepared by tea masters  (*admission to workshops/tastings by donation)
  • (NEW!) Tea leaf readings; tea plant sales and botanical experts onsite; traditional music performances, and more! 

Ticket prices:

General Admission: $18.95
Family Ticket (2 adults + up to 2 children): $39.95
Children 5 and under: Free
Prices do not include applicable tax


Early bird tickets now available! Stay tuned to this space for information on newly added exhibitors, seminars, tasting events, and more!

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See the list of confirmed exhibitors


Register here to obtain a booth for the 2016 Vancouver Tea Festival [SOLD OUT]

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In my own hands I hold a bowl of tea; I see all of nature represented in its green colour. Closing my eyes I find green mountains and pure water within my own heart. Silently, sitting alone, drinking tea, I feel these become part of me. Sharing this bowl of tea with others, they, too, become one with it and nature.
-Soshitsu Sen XV