Food Garden Started

Apr 18th, 2017
Food Garden Started
We travelled to Comayagua, Honduras in Feb. of 2017 to visit our ongoing projects. We stopped by APRUFRAM orphanage to check on the Food Garden. We were pleased to see the garden coming along nicely with Yucca already being harvested. A big Thank you to all of our supporters especially our customers as a part of our profits goes toward supporting our projects in Honduras

Tea Leaf Reading

Nov 6th, 2016
Tea Leaf Reading
Fun, Insightful and Life affirming. Skilled and sensitive. Rachael was born in Wellingborough, England and has three daughters. Rachael has a B.ED in Counselling Psychology and is a 5th generation tea leaf reader. Rachael is available at the Tea Emporium Thurs., Fri., and Sat. Phone 250.479.04987 or drop by the Tea Emporium to book your appointment. Rates: 30 min. - $40.00 45 min. - $55.00 60 min. - $70.00 Group and student rates available on request.

Tea Emporium - Social Enterprise

Aug 7th, 2016
The Tea Emporium has officially become a "Social Enterprise" and will dedicate a portion of it's profits to support social programs. The tea Emporium has supported clean water and reforestation initiatives in Honduras and Zambia. We will now focus on school food garden projects to help fight malnutrition in children. We are currently raising funds for an school/orphanage garden in Flores, Honduras. Please contact if you would like to be part of the solution and help with project awareness, book donations or fund raising ideas.

Food Garden Project

Aug 7th, 2016
Garden initiative helps Honduran children Saanich News July 2016 Darrell Jolly is turning the parental plea of “eat your vegetables” into a groundbreaking opportunity for undernourished children in Honduras. Darrell, who owns the Tea Emporium in Saanich, has been actively involved in Brentwood Bay Rotary Club initiatives for the past eight years. “The Tea Emporium is a hobby business that allows me to accomplish other things,” he explained during an interview at the business’s West Saanich Road location. Darrell has made trips to Honduras, Uganda and Zambia to work on Rotary-sponsored efforts involving clean water and reforestation initiatives. “I noticed qu...

Helping Honduras

Apr 6th, 2016
Helping Honduras
The Tea Emporium is currently selling bags of gourmet coffee and used books to help fund Rotary projects in Honduras. In the past we have funded reforestation and clean water projects. This year, after visiting Honduras in January 2016 we would like to help fund "School Food Gardens" as well. These food gardens would be established on the school grounds to grow much needed fruits and vegetables to provide better nutrition. There are too many children suffering from developmental problems due to poor nutrition.Stop by the tea shop have a coffee (or tea) and peruse our book selection. There are chairs, tables and a couch for your comfort.

We've got a New Website

Mar 23rd, 2016
We\'ve got a New Website
Welcome to the newest version of our website. Our company name is now "Victoria Tea and Gift Emporium" but we will be doing business as the "Tea Emporium" as this is the name that most people are familiar with. We now have fresh baked scones every Wednesday afternoon for afternoon tea. Most of the time they will be our world famous blueberry / craisin blend. Stop in and quite possibly there will a sample for you to try. However, they do go quickly both the samples and the full size ones. Also, we are now selling used books to help support a Rotary initiative in Honduras. Books sell for between $1.00 and $5.00