BLOWN AWAY

The Weekend Australian - Travel - - Destination Luxury - SU­SAN KUROSAWA

THE charm­ing lit­tle Silk Road tea sa­lon is on Van­cou­ver Is­land, in Vic­to­ria, the state cap­i­tal of Canada’s Bri­tish Columbia. Here you can book a tu­tored tast­ing of del­i­cate Asian blends and on week­ends from 2pm to 3pm there are fun work­shops (learn how to pre­pare iced teas, sparkling tea so­das and slushies). The two-room shop is a fra­grant haven of stylish pack­ets and can­is­ters of the best house­blended cha, in­clud­ing Al­chemist’s Brew, with hi­bis­cus flow­ers, spearmint leaves, le­mon­grass, rose­hip and cin­na­mon bark. There’s also a day spa us­ing or­ganic prod­ucts. More: silkroad­tea.com.

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