Asian-Canadian Special Events Association
Feb 5th | 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Feb 6th | 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square
North of the Vancouver Art Gallery
What is tea? More than a beverage, tea is a way of socializing, a healthy lifestyle, a cultural experience. It exists in many forms and many flavours, from cold summer teas to piping hot herbal teas to fragrant floral teas. To drink tea is to appreciate the natural environment around us inside one cup.
Many teas are actually made from ingredients we use in cooking. Ginger tea made from ginger root has been used as traditional herbal medicine across Asia since long ago. Sometimes, jujubes are brewed in the tea along with the ginger, as they strengthen immunity and help with digestion. Goji berries have a variety of uses, and for the Hakka people of Taiwan, they brew it with their roselle tea for increased health benefits. In Japan, genmaicha is made from brown rice roasted with green tea, which helps balance blood sugar. Korea’s ginseng tea is a herbal infusion made from ginseng roots. Teh tarik, popular in Malaysia and Thailand, is prepared in a unique way, aerating the liquid with the option of adding condensed milk to heighten the taste.
LunarFest occurs in the winter cold. What better way to warm ourselves up than with tea? On February 5th and 6th, 2022, come have a cup with us at šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square, North of the Vancouver Art Gallery!