NOTE: Urban Tea Merchant closed their doors for their tea service starting on September 1st, 2016. They now run pop up shops in Nordstroms and Holt Renfrew.
I came home just in time from Chicago last week to spend an afternoon with an East Coast IG pal (@pharmatypik) who happened to be in town. This was our first meeting so it was nice to put a face to the person whom I conversed a lot with online about food and travel. We had a nice in person chat at the Urban Tea Merchant in downtown Vancouver over afternoon tea. Being that we were looking for something different, we quickly settled on the West Coast Afternoon Tea Set which included the most seafood I've ever had during a tea service. It was beautiful and quite impressively laid out on a flat tray. Although I would have preferred a 3 tier tray (for photos), in retrospect, I found this display to be quite unique and I appreciate it that much more now that the Urban Tea Merchant has closed its doors for business. Because of that, I will not be doing a review for this particular experience. Enjoy the photos and if you need more afternoon tea ideas, check out my other afternoon tea reviews here.