Today’s happiness is brought to you by a trip downtown with my sister for a “Cosy Fall Drinks” tea class at Silk Road Tea in Chinatown. Silk Road is one of those Victoria-only shops that I wished I could pick up and carry with me to Windsor when I moved, so visiting it while I was in town was a must… and a fun afternoon tea class gave us the perfect excuse!
We started with a palate-cleansing mulberry tea, which we drank while perusing a card containing a series of tea-related recipe ideas.
I was tickled to see this wall hanging with a sentiment that accords with my own tea-related approach to not-so-happy days.
After a little shopping at Silk Road (in which I picked up my own tin of Snow Apple Spice Black Tea to bring home with me) we headed around the corner to Fan Tan Trading, a fun and quirky shop that’s long been one of my favourite Chinatown destinations.
I’m guessing that this tableau tucked away in a corner of the shop is a tribute to Chinatown’s gambling history (but don’t quote me on that, as I’m not 100% sure!).
Even though cold weather is on its way, I bought a pretty (and fragrant) sandalwood fan in anticipation of next summer’s warm outdoor events.
It was another happy day!
What made you happy today?