Named after the network of ancient trade routes in parts of Asia, the Silk Road is a modern tea shop in Vancouver, Canada that has historic and cultural influences.
The street-facing area of the shop features large windows and is covered with images of white and red cherry blossoms – referencing an ancient Japanese textile design. The interior of the shop also has influences inspired by Japanese art, with minimal details that come together to form a unique tea-drinking experience for customers. The store is steeped in cultural influences and its modern aesthetic push its Japanese-inspired style even further.
This modern tea shop works to attract customers who are well-versed in the tea-drinking experience while also appealing to those who are not.