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Restaurant type

  • Tea House,

Dishes

  • Sandwich,
  • Salad,

Products and Services

  • Tea,
  • Coffee,
Location
3578 Fraser St, Vancouver, BC V5V 4C6
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  • < $10,

Methods of Payment:

  • Diners Club

Meet the owner

If someone's truly passionate about what they do — whether they collect vinyl or take pictures of their cats (well, maybe not cat pictures) — it's fascinating to talk about what inspires them. Phong Vo, the self-described Tea Chef behind Artisan Tea Bar, is truly passionate and knowledgeable about tea, and definitely fascinating to talk to.

The Artisan Tea Bar is not your typical English tea enclave; instead it reflects Phong's background. He first came to tea in high school. “I was studying martial arts and my Kung Fu master was into tea. Kung Fu means a learned skill and he taught me a dedication and commitment to making tea. So I started experimenting, buying teas and making it myself, and it became a part of me. It's an ongoing art and learning.” You can see the results of that continuing commitment when you watch him whisk matcha tea with a chasen. It's practically performance art.

After a career in the local food industry, Phong returned to his tea roots and opened the Artisan Tea Bar in the spring of 2014. He chose a Fraser Street location, as he and his wife both grew up in East Vancouver and “we know what it used to look like and what it's becoming; we wanted to grow from here.”

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Take the spice route: Chai tea in Vancouver

Take the spice route: Chai tea in Vancouver

For a truly impassioned tea experience, wander up to the 3500 block on Fraser, appropriately not far from Little India, where Phong Vo, owner and tea master at Artisan Tea Bar, will concoct with love and attention the perfectly steeped tea of your dreams. One of their most popular drinks is the Master Chai Tea Latte, fragrant with fresh spices and organic assam black tea. Take it to go and head west to Main to browse beautiful Indian textiles and bins of colourful spices.

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