A little bit of history about tea.

Tea was first tasted in China in about 350 BC.  The Emperor of China had some leaves blow into his cup of hot water, or so the story goes.  The Chinese spread the word about tea and developed a sophisticated market for it throughout Asia .  Europeans heard about tea when Portuguese priests spreading Roman Catholicism through China taste tea and write about its medicinal and taste benefits, and in the 1600s the Dutch bring back green tea from Japan (although some argue it was from China ).  The Dutch East India Company was born to market tea all over Europe tea as an exotic medicinal drink, but it was so expensive only the aristocracy could afford the tea and its serving pieces.   Our tea shop has over 125 varieties of loose-leaf teas from around the world.  Teas such as Taylor's Yorkshire Gold, or selections of Irish and Scottish blends for a great "cuppa".  In addition there is a lovely selection of English bone china tea pots and accessories as well as a great assortment of recipe books, tea towels and other gifts from the UK.

Our teashop is famous for the over 160 flavours of tea that we carry as well
as tea pots , mugs and other accessories for the tea drinker.  Some of the brands
we carry are: Yorkshire, including Yorkshire gold and decaf,PG tips,Ty-Phoo,
Scottish blend, Bewley's decaf blend, Glengettie (a favourite in Wales for generations),
London cuppa, Nambarrie, a wide selection of Metropolitan teas, Taylors of  Harrogate,
Travel by book mugs, and of course old favourites like Horlicks, Ovaltine and Camp Coffee.


We also carry Henley tea pots and Brown Betty Teapots


 You will find the right gift in our tea shop for the tea lover or even for yourself !

Dickens  Sweets & Museum is located at 
45945 Alexander Avenue, Chilliwack, B.C.
Our store hours are 9.00 am - 5.00 pm Monday to Saturday   closed Sunday and statutory holidays.  Oliver's Tearoom is open 9.00 am - 4.30 pm.  For more information on the sweetshop please call: 604.793.1981.  To order from the bakery or make reservations for Oliver's tearoom please call: 604. 703.1981.

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