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Teas at Ruthmere

Ruthmere is known for tea.  We have a beautiful teapot collection, we have a tea and crumpets option for tour bus groups, and we've become famous for our "Downton Abbey Tea" events.  Ruthmere is offering 2 new series, "Teas for All Seasons," featuring four distinct teas on special Sunday afternoons from 2-4pm throughout the year, and "Tuesday's Teas at 2," featuring more casual teas every Tuesday in September and October. All teas will be open to the general public to attend.  Limited seating for each date, so register early.  It's tea time! 

Tea for All Seasons 2022

Alice In Wonderland Tea

June 12, 2022

2-4 pm

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Have you ever wanted to visit Wonderland? Join us on a golden afternoon for Tea with Alice at Ruthmere!

Tea with Alice will take place on Sunday, June 12th, 2022 from 2-4 pm. Weather permitting, we will take tea in Ruthmere’s gardens, play some flamingo croquet, and enjoy delicious afternoon tea foods. We will feature crafts, maybe play a game or two, and lay out quilts around the gardens where guests can read Alice in the sunshine. Meet your favorite characters and ask them questions like, “Why is a raven like a writing desk?” No question is too nonsensical – after all, we’re all mad here.

Wonderland costumes are strongly encouraged – we may even have a prize for the best outfit!

Adults $30, Members $25, and Youth (Ages 4-18) $15. Reservations required with advance purchase or call 574-264-0330 ext. 104. Ages 4 and up. In the case of rain, we will have Tea with Alice in Ruthmere’s Game Room.

Tuesday's Teas @ 2

September 6 - October 25, 2022

Let your day slow down every Tuesday afternoon, 2-3:30pm, during the months of September in Ruthmere's garden and October in Ruthmere's game room (unless weather permits outdoors). Watch the butterflies chase the dragonflies while you sip your tea. Bring your own favorite tea cup, or borrow one of ours. Meet your friends, make new friends, or enjoy a quiet seat alone to read a book. Our Tuesday Teas reflect a traditional afternoon English tea, offering scones and selected sweets with your favorite tea. Cost is $12 per person with very limited seating.

Registration and pre-payment REQUIRED and registration is not accepted the day of the tea.

Choose a date below to register.

September 6

September 13

September 20

September 27

October 4

October 11

October 18

October 25

Witches Brew Tea

October 16, 2022

2-4 pm

Back by popular demand is our Witches Brew Tea! Eye of Newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat and tongue of dog- Adder's fork and blind- worm's sting, lizard's leg and howlet's wing. Spooked yet? Climb on your favorite broom and fly over to Ruthmere for our fall Witches Brew Tea. Adults $30, Youth (ages 4-18) $15, Members $25. Reservations required with advance purchase or call 574-264-0330 ext. 104. Ages 4 and up.  

Tea with Mrs. Claus

December 4, 2022

2-4 pm

Come celebrate the holiday season at Ruthmere at our Tea with Mrs. Claus. Come hear the secrets that only the wife of the 'jolly ole' elf ', himself would know. The tables are set with our best china and linens, and our young ladies and gentlemen enjoy sweet tea, cookies and tea sandwiches made for little fingers while our grown-up guests are served an assortment of fine teas, sweets and savories. 

Make reservations early, she will only be here one day! (She will need to get back to help the old guy!) Come in your most festive attire and bring your lists, too! Adults $30, Youth (ages 4-18) $15, Members $25. Reservations required with advance purchase or call 574-264-0330 ext. 104. Ages 4 and up.   



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Elkhart, IN 46514

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