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CUSTOM TEA EXPERIENCE | 1 Hour Guided Tasting with an O5 Bartender

We love hosting friends for tea!

All bookings must begin with either a phone call or an email, this will help us craft your experience by getting to know you better. After our chat, we will send an invoice and once payment has gone through, we can finalize the booking from there. We do ask you give us a weeks notice for booking in order to properly organize your tasting.


Booking a bartender for a full hour enables us to give your group undivided attention.  It also helps us to learn a bit about you, and thus create a personalized experience for your taste buds. 


Some of your choices are:

  • Full Omakase. You give us a couple of guidelines and we create a 1 hour tasting menu (3-5 teas, depending on how many steeps we need to fully express those leaves).
  • Matcha Love. We select 3 seasonal matcha for you; depending on your group's taste buds, we may express those teas as traditional usucha, koicha, iced matcha or potentially an 'iced cortado'.  We can also help you to troubleshoot your process to whisk delicious matcha at home.
  • Focus on Green Tea. We have interesting choices from China, Japan and Korea; we'll brew delicious drinks with different techniques.  Should you like, we can also involve you in the brewing process and provide some pointers to brew at home.  
  • PuEr Afficionado.  We welcome you to this fascinating rabbit hole; if you give us some flavour guidelines, we'll craft a menu of some of our favourite PuEr and fine tune our brewing process to extract notes that are best for you.  
  • Off the Beaten Path.  We LOVE pushing the limits of our tea knowledge, learning about what most people would consider 'weird'.  Pickled tea, buttered tea, old school Tang Dynasty coins, tribal style roasted leaves... this 'omakase' option explores cool and weird stuff.


BONUS!  Each guest receives a 15% discount to purchase loose leaf tea or matcha. This credit must be used day of.


  • Bookings are for groups of 2-4 people
  • Call us at 604 558 0500 (daily, noon to 6pm), or email us at info@o5tea.com.  Tell us a bit about your desired tea experience and preferred times. We'll be in touch as soon as we can.



  • 2 people:  $70 - $80
  • 3 people:  $80 - $90
  • 4 people:  $100 - $110


  • Bookings are for groups of 2-4 people (see note below about Health & Safety).
  • Punctuality is appreciated, as we have limited seating at this time.
  • Giving us a week notice for your booking is encouraged.



  • To cancel or reschedule without penalty, please do so at least 48 hours in advance. 
  • If a request to cancel or reschedule is submitted within 48 hours of your reservation, 50% of your payment will be non-refundable and non-transferrable.