Discovering Silk Road Tea in Victoria's Chinatown
Earlier this year, I posted about my first article in an American magazine, Fresh Cup Magazine, based in Portland. Today, I'm sharing my second article in that same magazine, an article on Silk Road Tea, a company from Victoria, B.C. that is well-known and well-loved by locals.
I love writing about tea—there's more to it than the beverage; there's the experience, the history, the culture, and traditions. This article allowed me to delve into the history of Victoria's Chinatown, the oldest in Canada. Much of my research on this topic was conducted with the help of a project affiliated with the University of Victoria called Victoria's Chinatown: A gateway to the past and present of Chinese Canadians.
I wanted to explore the history of the building Silk Road Tea is housed in, to show why the company's flagship location is special and unique. I thought I'd have to go look in dusty old city archives to find it; instead, I stumbled onto that website and found it had everything I needed—and more than I ever expected to find digitized and in one place.
If you were intrigued by the bit of history I detailed in my article on Silk Road Tea, I think you'll enjoy exploring this website on Victoria's Chinatown. I was amazed at what I learned, and it helped me place Silk Road Tea in a larger historical context for you, my readers, so you could experience how interesting the shop is.
I recommend perusing the site while sipping a steaming cup of Silk Road's Berry Victoria blend.