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Tea is big in Victoria again. We’ve never lacked places to purchase high-quality tea – Special Teas, Silk Road, Murchies. But now, there are increasing options for sitting down for a fine cuppa. Recently, a friend and I stopped at one of our favourite Oak Bay haunts, Just Matcha. They will be opening a new location in our neighbourhood soon. My latte was very pretty, as well as delicious. Like so much of Victoria’s food culture, tea inspires a passionate dedication to quality and preparation.

Before I am fully involved in seeking out new venues for my seasonal hot chocolate obsession, I will be visiting some of the fine tea purveyors in the city.

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Our friend Annie is embarking on a whole new life. We spent part of the day yesterday celebrating in the sun: watching a Flamenco performance at the Victoria Flamenco Festival, fabric shopping at Gala Fabrics, and enjoying iced Maple Maccha Lattes at JagaSilk. The daifuku was delicious and my favourite latte was even better iced.

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Morning walk with low dark clouds, and satisfying maccha tea…

A heavy sky on a dark, west coast January day.

A heavy sky on a dark, west coast January day.

The Blackball Ferry Line MV Coho arriving from Port Angeles with the hills of Metchosin and Sooke in the background.

The Blackball Ferry Line MV Coho arriving from Port Angeles with the hills of Metchosin and Sooke in the background.

So amazing maple maccha lattes at JagaSilk.

So amazing maple maccha lattes at JagaSilk.

There is a little delightful tea bar called JagaSilk which is tucked away at Nootka Court in downtown Victoria. It is run by the sweetest people who are very passionate about tea, especially maccha. We’re blessed in Victoria to have many passionate people providing an abundance of venues in which to enjoy the highest quality teas and freshly roasted coffees. JagaSilk is so cozy and comfortable, and our teas and snacks were delicious. This will be a regular haunt for us. They also have an excellent on-line store. Here are some pics of our adventure:

The entrance to JagaSilk, warm and inviting.

The entrance to JagaSilk, warm and inviting.

Enter from Courtney  Street and it's just past the bug zoo.

Enter from Courtney Street and it’s just past the bug zoo.

Our order being prepared. We must go again soon and try the chocolate cake!

Our order being filled. We must go again soon and try the chocolate cake!

My black tea being prepared at our table.

My black tea being prepared at our table.

Our final snack, two maccha lattes, one black tea, some little chocolate snowball cookies and a crème caramel.

Our final snack, two maccha lattes, one black tea, some little chocolate snowball cookies and a crème caramel.

Delicious!

Delicious!