Restaurant type

  • Tea Room,


  • Sandwich,


  • Free Wi-fi,
  • Wheelchair Accessible,
  • Terrasse,


  • Casual,

Products and Services

  • Gift,
  • Lunch,
  • Afternoon Tea,
  • Cafe,
  • Loose Leaf Tea,
  • Tea Shop,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
3702 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3N7
Useful Information

Opening Hours *Holiday hours

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  • $26 To $60,

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Meet the owner

When Maria Ma opened Shaktea in 2005, her extensive collection of teas was curated from travels around the world, from Germany to Japan. Now run by her nephew, Nathan Ma, this small teashop on Main Street continues to sell these same, special blends with an updated atmosphere and interior.

With more than 100 varieties available for in-store consumption or loose-leaf purchase, customers can experience their favourite blends: from smoky black teas to naturally sweetened herbal teas and festive-themed winter warmers. Wherever possible, the teas are naturally flavoured. The chocolate chip mint contains peppermint tea with real chocolate pieces and the hazelnut tea has chunks of the nut throughout.

Averaging around $6 for 50 grams of loose-leaf tea, these exotic offerings are remarkably priced, too. “Affordable pricing is important to us,” explains Nathan. “It’s about being honest.”

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Ratings & Reviews - Shaktea

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    Dana S

    A Perfect Way to Relax

    I love going to Shaktea and ordering a tea service for 1. They have a wide variety of teas to choose from and they serve it in a small tea pot over a tea light, which is enough for a few cups. Their Lemon Coconut Cookies are awesome and the atmosphere is relaxing. A definite recommendation for girlfriends looking to catch up on a Saturday afternoon or a place to sit and knit or read a book and unwind.

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    Informal and cozy, Shaktea could easily be mistaken for the living room of a tea merchant. For a reasonably priced $16.95, enjoy their afternoon tea featuring traditional English crumpets with a range of toppings – such as pear, brie and caramelized onion; homemade scones; and bite-sized desserts including macarons. The star to this delight, however, is the tea itself. Shaktea’s collection includes an extensive range of blends that will satisfy both the novice and experienced tea drinker. Choose a flirty piña colada herbal or a richer black tea such as assam hazelbank. Sip while playing a board game.

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