Raiding local trees and throwing their leaves in boiling water cuts down on aphid infestations, but it won't make a good cup of tea. Enjoy leaf water made from ingestion-appropriate plants with today's Groupon to JagaSilk inside of Nootka Court on Courtney Street. Choose between the following options:
- For $5, you get $10 worth of specialty tea drinks.
- For $15, you get one credit to the tea academy (a $30 value).
JagaSilk imports specialty maccha green teas and pours piping-hot cups of loose-leafed hospitality at its bar and academy. Five grades of maccha teas are harvested from the tips of the green-tea tree, enhancing sweetness and myriad health benefits, such as increased energy and the ability to hear temperature change. The bar's offerings are sourced directly from organic Japanese tea gardens or made locally and served in pottery handcrafted by local nymphs. Sip on an organic maccha latte ($4.75) or order a pair of organic maccha cappuccinos ($6.50). Taste buds rejuvenate after leaving a tea sauna to take a refreshing dip in handcrafted maccha ice cream ($7).
Learn more about hedge milk's beverage brethren by trading credits for expertise at the tea academy, which educates apprentices and aficionados alike. One-hour, one-credit classes include introduction to maccha, maccha specialty-drink creation, and introductions to whole-leaf-tea preparation for Japanese green, oolong, black, indigenous, and herbal teas. Purchase additional credits for more in-depth classes, such as introduction to tea ceremony (1.5 credits, 90 minutes), or baking with maccha green tea (two credits, two hours). Trainees leave with a boosted knowledge of technique, sure to impress everyone from tea-trade book-club members to the guardian of the royal British tea cozy.
633 Courtney St.
Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1B9Get Directions