Urban Tea Merchant

Since there are no blossoms yet at the Burrard skytrain station, you can do your cherry blossom viewing at this beautiful window display at Urban Tea Merchant (1070 West Georgia Street), just a block behind the Burrard station.

Urban Tea Merchant always have nice store displays but this one really won me over with its origami cherry blossoms.

And, since you’re there, you might as well go in!

At Urban Tea Merchant, you can buy or sample cherry blossom tea. White Spring is a white tea with a hint of a cherry blossoms, but my favorite is called Sakura! Sakura!

Sakura! Sakura! is a green tea with cherry blossoms in it. It’s sweet and delicious.


Cherry Blossoms: A Textile Translation


April 17–29
“Cherry Blossoms: A Textile Translation”
Opening reception will be held Tuesday April 17th from 6-8pm , all are welcome!
FibreEssence is a textiles art collective working with embroidery, quilting, sewing, weaving and surface design using traditional and innovative techniques and materials. The Vancouver Guild of Fibre Arts is a non-profit society that brings together artisans in a variety of disciplines including quilting, beading, surface design and doll making, while fostering learning initiatives and promoting fabric art amongst the public. This selection of work evokes the spirit of spring and rebirth, coinciding with the reappearance of the cherry blossom in our community.


A Cherry Blossom Breakfast

Japanese paper dolls


I purchased these Japanese paper dolls at a flea market a few years ago. The lady who sold them to me told me they were having “a cherry blossom breakfast”. The cherry blossom plate in front of them holds two beads.


The soup, the salad / everything is covered / by cherry blossoms      — Basho.