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! 

Featured Event

Suffragette Tea

Sunday, April 10th 

2 - 4pm

Join us in Ruthmere's Game Room for one of our famous teas – with a unique twist! This suffragette-themed tea will combine both educational history and the chance for smart women to gather together and celebrate. Dress up in the clothes of the suffragette era and take photos, enjoy tea from a tea company founded and owned by a woman, and play a few games that will teach you a thing or two about women’s history. We’ll have prizes, exclusive gifts, and, yes, even a designated place where you can smoke your cigars like the rebellious women you are. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to step into the shoes of a suffragette!

Adults $25, Students $10, Members $20. Reservations required with advance purchase or call 574-264-0330 ext. 104. Ages 4 and up.  

Mother and Me Tea

Sunday, April 25th 

2 - 4pm

Join us for our Mother and Me Tea on April 25, 2021 with tea food, sweets and an assortment of teas. This year's theme is Celebrating Women.

Adults $25, Students $10, Members $20. Reservations required with advance purchase or call 574-264-0330 ext. 104. Ages 4 and up. 

Tea for All Seasons 2021

Tuesday's Teas @ 2

September 7 - October 19, 2021

Let your day slow down every Tuesday afternoon 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. Light tea foods will be served. Cost is $10 per person with very limited seating. 

Witches Brew Tea

October 10, 2021


Tea with Mrs. Claus

December 5, 2021




302 E. Beardsley Ave.

Elkhart, IN 46514

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