December 31, 2015

Happy New Year! We will be closed from Jan 1-4th!

To anyone who made stopping by our little store part of their day, thanks. 

Sending you love and well-wishes for 2016.


December 10, 2015

It’s Holiday Time!

December has always been a special time for me, though as I have gotten older the reasons have changed slightly. Back then, I would spend the whole month anxiously imagining what cool presents awaited me on the other side of Christmas Eve. Nowadays, it’s a race against time to find the perfect gift for the people that have made this year truly excellent!

To help with your search, Shaktea has lots of different options when it comes to hand made mugs, tea tins, accessories, and of course, delicious loose-leaf tea (over 40 caffeinated or herbal options!)

And since there are so many amazing people to give gifts to, our wares are all reasonably priced since we all know how expensive video games and Nordstroms are.

As always our store is a quiet place to hide-out with scones and tea from the bustle on the street :)


scones and teatea tintea sign

October 30, 2015

Happy Halloween

I thought I missed summer, but these last weeks of October have been straight beauty. For me, this time of the year demands curling up on a couch with football on the TV, windows slightly cracked and a hot beverage in hand. Fall is a perfect time to restock the cupboard with our awesome loose-leaf tea for the next time you just want to chill and watch Netflix, cause we all know wine is too obvious!

For those who’ve been out of the loop we are currently serving house baked scones and crumpets everyday to compliment our tea. There are board games and books (Calvin and Hobbes!!) on our shelf. Is there anything more heartwarming than schooling your friend or loved ones in Connect Four? 

Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you at the store sometime :)


About Us

We need secrets back right now. Now I’m not suggesting a revisit to the Dark Ages, but I do miss the days when life mysteries were left unsolved, with answers that couldn’t be googled from the back seat of the bus. All of which, is why I love tea. Despite a century’s worth of books and scholarly articles dedicated to explaining and capturing its essence, premium and honestly prepared loose-leaf tea remains an entity which must be experienced before appreciated. A cup of instant pleasure with subtleties that brings back labourers, artisans and bloggers alike, thirsting for more.

My aunt Maria, who founded the business in 2005, traveled the world from Germany to Japan in search of the highest quality loose-leaf. At Shaktea, not only do we take pride in selling and serving these teas, but also in creating a laid-back atmosphere for Vancouverites to enjoy it. So whether you’re catching up with a friend over a house-made topped crumpet, or fueling a night-time study session with an iced chai, there are plenty of ways to experience Shaktea. Try to keep it to yourself, though.

-Nathan Ma (Operator)


address: 3702 Main Street
(at the corner of East 21st Ave)
Vancouver, BC, V5V 3N7
phone number: (604) 873-5151
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hours: Tuesday – Sunday: 11 – 7
Monday: Closed

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