Traditional Tea Ceremony

Experience an authentic Chinese tea ceremony in a classical Chinese garden.

 
Ceremony times (subject to seasonal change):
Monday, Friday, and Saturday | 11:00am, 1:00pm, and 3:00pm

Fee: $16 for general public | $12 for Annual Pass Holders (Includes 30-minute tea ceremony, a traditional Chinese teacup, teacup pouch, and 10% off in the Eight Treasures Shop)

Starting August 5, visitors to Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden can experience an authentic Chinese tea ceremony in the garden’s Scholar’s Study. Embark on a journey with our 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.

Tea ceremony tickets can be purchased at Visitor Services or at the Eight Treasures Shop at any time during your visit to the Garden. Max. 8 participants per time slot.

Tea drinking is an integral part of Chinese culture. As the original birthplace of tea, China is renowned for its tea-making tradition and history, which spans over 4,000 years. Through the Silk Road and other channels of trade, the customs of tea drinking have spread over to Europe and many other regions over the past millennia. Central philosophies of Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism are reflected in the traditional Chinese tea ceremony practice.

A 1.5 hr and 2.5 hr tea ceremony are also available for private bookings, offering more in-depth explorations of Chinese tea and culture. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance, for a minimum of two participants. Please contact events@vancouverchinesegarden.com for more information and to make a booking request.

For groups of more than 10 participants, see our Private Group Programs.