Victoria’s leading boutique hotel offers a new way to get a taste of the city
Magnolia Hotel & Spa puts the ‘t’ in Victoria with a TEA-rrific package that celebrates the city’s long history with the brewed beverage, starting from just $219*. Enjoy one night’s accommodation in an elegant room and breakfast for two, before embarking on a self-guided tea tour that includes a Victorian Tea Flight at Silk Road Tea.
“We’re excited to showcase Victoria’s tea culture from old fashioned brews to innovative new ways of enjoying a cup,” says Magnolia Hotel & Spa’s General Manager Bill Lewis. “Tea is a universal way of welcoming people and making sure they are relaxed, which is exactly the way we want guests to feel when they stay at Magnolia.”
Vancouver Island’s First Nations people have traditionally used native plants and berries to make medicinal teas and Canada’s oldest Chinatown in Victoria has long attracted European settlers looking for the best tea. Since then, Victoria’s tea culture has grown to include specialty tea shops throughout the city, Little Sunshine Sour – beer infused with Silk Road’s “Happy Wellness” tea at Spinnakers Brewpub, and tea infused cocktails.
Silk Road Tea on Government Street has been creating organic teas as well as skin and body products since 1992. Silk Road’s owner Daniela is known as Canada’s Queen of Tea and she is often on hand in the tea shop to offer her expertise. Magnolia’s Victoria-to-a TEA package includes a flight of Victoria inspired tea as well as $10 to buy a memento of the trip to take home. Other stops on Magnolia’s new TEA-rrific Trail Map include: Jagasilk, a specialty importer of Japanese maccha green tea; historic Murchie’s, which was founded by a Scotsman in the early 20th century; a vegetarian tea shop at Venus Sophia; and the hidden gardens of The Teahouse at Abkhazi Garden. Discover the diversity of Victoria’s tea culture with Magnolia Hotel & Spa.
Victoria-to-a-TEA packages start at $219 in March, $229 in April and $279 May through June. To book your TEA-rrific getaway, call 1-877-624-6654 or visit www.magnoliahotel.com/specials.
About The Magnolia Hotel & Spa
Just steps from Victoria’s picturesque Inner Harbour, The Magnolia Hotel & Spa wins over guests with its unbeatable location and service. #2 in the Conde Nast Traveler 2016 Reader’s Choice Awards, #7 in the Travel + Leisure World Best Awards 2016 – Top Hotel in Canada, and consistently recognized by Forbes, Conde Nast Johansens and in the annual TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice® awards, the Magnolia Hotel & Spa is one block from the Inner Harbour and the city’s best restaurants, shops and entertainment – exactly where you want to be during a stay in Victoria. www.magnoliahotel.com