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
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.
We will be honoring the late Queen Elizabeth II at the remaining 2022 Tuesday Teas by featuring a strawberry themed dessert (the Queen's favorite tea food was a simple strawberry jam sandwich) and a few of the Queen's favorite teas.
[Note that if the tea is moved indoors, the Ruthmere Game Room is NOT ADA Accessible. We apologize for any inconvenience.]
Registration and pre-payment REQUIRED and registration is only accepted up through the Saturday before each tea.
Choose a date below to register.
September 27 - SOLD OUT
October 4 - SOLD OUT
October 11 - SOLD OUT
Witches Brew Tea
October 16, 2022
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
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.