Traditional English Teas SPECIALTEA OCCASIONS


TEL: (250) 306 – 5558

About Jennifer Knox

Okanagan Baker, Decorator and Mom who loves all things sweet.

Jennifer’s creativity in the kitchen was inspired by her mom Mary, who was passionate about parties and stylish treats. After many years of feeding her three ‘fishermen‘ sons, she’s decided to turn her love of pretty food into a great new business,  SpecialTEA Occasions. Traditional English Teas for all ages and occasions. Delectable food, fine linen and china. Delivered to you or to your event.


Welcoming the Flavors of Fall 2017! FALL TEAS & EVENTS


We Come to You HIGH TEA TO GO

Enjoy the decadence and tradition of High Tea, also known as Afternoon Tea, in the location of your choice. High Tea is a wonderful way to celebrate an anniversary, birthday, baby or bridal shower, retirement or baptism.


Dine al fresco without the hassle by ordering your custom picnic lunch from SpecialTea Occasions. We have baskets to suit every palette and outing, whether you’re hiking, boating, wine touring or simply lounging in the park.

Upcoming Events and Social Media News & Events

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Seasons Greetings! We are baking up a Storm! Just in time for Christmas. Check out our Christmas specials below. Order today to avoid disappointment. ... See MoreSee Less

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VINTAGE LOVE. We were so excited to find an amazing antique store in Qualicum Beach recently. Adding to the inventory of linens and china for tea parties is one of our favourite things to do on days off. ... See MoreSee Less

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🍰 Decadent Celebration Cakes ordered for a 30th birthday party! This is our most requested cake flavour. The fun part of the recipe is adding a cup of hot, brewed coffee as the final step ☕️ ... See MoreSee Less

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🍁🍎 Baking Class - Mini muffins with mini people. So pleased to spend the morning teaching some littles at a local preschool. We used new crop apples, healthy bran and applesauce. Happy Friday Fall Day everyone! It's a beauty! 🍁🍎 ... See MoreSee Less

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Today I am wrapping up my contract for the summer teas at Mackie Lake House. A guest asked me today how I got this dream job and I really am amazed at the incredible opportunity this has been for this little tea company that could. I sincerely want to thank my friends and family that have encouraged, prepped, served, rescued, shopped, taste tested, taken photos and built social media platforms for us. Also, a huge Thank you to Christine Kashuba and all the staff, volunteers and board. Stay tuned - much more to come! Huge shout out to Patrick Davies, URated, Rebecca Mageau Barton, Debbie Debby Schoettler Wuthrich, Nonie Finch, Garrett Smidt, Connor Smidt, Alexandra Prier and so many more....❤️ I am blessed. ... See MoreSee Less

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First day of Autumn being celebrated with Cream Tea during the Respect Fest Art show here at Mackie Lake House. ☕️🍁🍂 #oktolikepumpkinspicenow #cinnapplegoodness ... See MoreSee Less

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Come visit the Art show at Mackie Lake house Friday 2 pm - 6 pm or Saturday 10 am - 4 pm and have tea (or coffee) Pumpkin Spice 🎃 and Apple Cinnamon 🍎 scones fresh from the oven! ... See MoreSee Less

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Barn Tours are a "thing"! We served many box lunches today at Mackie Lake House to the guests returning from the sold out event. A busy morning in the kitchen for sure. Message us if you'd like the Chocolate Zucchini Cake recipe. It's always a hit and best use of that veggie! ... See MoreSee Less

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Okanagan vineyard in fall

Capturing the essence of days gone by, Tea is served with fine bone china on the veranda overlooking the serene gardens and lake. Kick back and relax in a beautiful setting with your friends, your family and take some time for you. 

New Fall & Xmas dates coming soon. If you wish to be notified please send Jennifer a quote note by clicking here.


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