Experience Moroccan tea culture right here in the Cowichan Valley with an authentic tea service and treat for the senses - starting Wednesday June 1st.
Enjoy a colourful + communal journey to North Africa, where tea is an expression of conviviality and hospitality.
Fresh sprigs of spearmint, the delicate perfume of green tea, and traditionally made sweets will be part of your steeping in nature experience.
Tea was introduced to North Africa by the British and the Dutch in the 18th century. Initially, it was a beverage reserved for the privileged but by the 19th century the beverage was fully adopted into the rich socio-cultural fabrics of Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Mauritania and especially Morocco – known for the famous Moroccan Mint Tea.
We will share with you our Moroccan Mint tea blend consisting of green gunpowder tea, freshly picked spearmint, a bit of sugar and centuries of tradition. Witness the long skinny spout of the traditional hand-hammered silver Moroccan teapot offering a dramatic pour into trays of tall, slim glasses.
Even in the humblest of places, Moroccan tea service involves intricate brewing methods passed down over time. We invite you to come for tea culture served in the Westholme Tea Garden. Book your experience for a 10AM or 3PM tea time, offered each Wednesday starting June 1st.