High Tea at the White Heather Tea Room

posted on Jan 30

High tea is one of those traditions that is often pursued by those who visit Victoria, BC and we?ve discovered one tea room that, in our opinion, excels in offering what we believe to be the best traditional English High Tea in the city.

The White Heather Tea Room, located at 1885 Oak Bay Avenue is a charmingingly authentic tea room operated by genial proprietor Agnes Campbell. It may seem a bit "odd" that the proprietor, the name of the tea room and many of the menu items are distinctly Scottish in nature, but I can assure you that the high tea is as good as any I?ve had when visiting England.

Agnes has chosen to offer three options for tea lovers, one being the "Wee Tea", the next being the "Not So Wee Tea" and the final on being the "Big Muckle Giant Tea" (you?ll have to visit their web site in order to find out where the Big Muckle name comes from).

We had the Big Muckle Giant Tea when we dined out there and it was a sumptious affair, served up on a three level serving platter complete with scones, clotted cream, jam, sandwiches and savoury and sweet tarts. Each of us were able to select a pot of our own favourite tea, I chose the black Assam while Trish chose a delicious house blend.

All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon repast and left the tea room feeling well "sufonsified". The price was easy on our pocketbook too, just $40 for the two of us (plus tip).

A final tip, be sure to phone ahead for reservations 250-595-8020 as this is a highly popular, and busy, place.