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“Tea in Victoria - Excellent Choice (note: it is a LONG walk from downtown)”

White Heather Tea Room
Ranked #2 of 40 Dessert in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Jubilee
Reviewed August 27, 2014

On our recent trip to Victoria we decided "Tea" was a must. After some research and comparison we opted for The White Heather Tea Room. It was everything the reviews said! We all tried different teas, we ordered a "Big Muckel", a "Not So Wee Tea" and a "Wee Tea". Very nicely presented. There was something to appeal to everyone and everything was tasty. We also had plenty to take home with us (nicely boxed up). It was a little pricey for Tea/Lunch (approx $25 per person) but compared to other places in Victoria is was a decent price for a wonderful experience. They do not accept US Currency, they accept Canadian or credit cards.

It is approx 1 1/2 miles from downtown, not an unreasonable walk but make sure you have good walking shoes and plenty of time so you do not miss your reservation. The bus does run right by the Tea shop.

Reservations are must, we did see people turned away even where there were tables available. The Tea shop is quite small so I am sure it is to make sure people who have a reservation do not have to wait and that they have ordered/prepared enough for those who have a reservation.

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Thank wildcainwa
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Reviewed August 24, 2014

In Victoria, everyone needs to experience High Tea. After researching our options, White Heather Tea Room was the best choice. (It is better than the Fairmont Empress.) You will need reservations. First visit we had the Big Muckle which was a little of everything. Second visit, we had lunch and just ordered our favorite sandwich, soup and scone. We loved the Mad Hatter tea blend. I bought some to bring home but wished I had bought more. Now I will have to wait until our next vacation to Victoria. (It is actually in Oak Bay neighborhood. We took the the bus and enjoyed spending the afternoon in the quaint area.)

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Thank L M
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Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

High tea is a must when in Victoria, and we decided to try this local favorite instead of The Empress. It took 10mins and $15 or so to get out there by cab from the Inner Harbour (you could also walk or take a bus), but it was certainly worth it. The place is very cozy with lots of natural light, great tea selection, beautiful tableware, and wonderful staff (who were kind enough to call us a cab when we were finished). We ordered the Big Muckle (tea for two), and loved every bite of the 3-tier tower of deliciousness!

Thank 0lenka
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Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

The big muckle for 2 was a great way to try a lot of great tasty treats. The cheese biscuits with lox were awesome. Scones were moist. Split with my mom. Highly recommend.

Thank Christine0328
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Reviewed August 6, 2014

I have had the "Big Muckle" Tea on four different occasions. The presentation is beautiful and the food is delicious. We always have to take some back to our hotel because the generous assortment is too much for one sitting. I am very experienced in serving fancy teas and have experienced afternoon tea at a variety of locations from humble to fancy. The White Heather is my absolute favorite! Do make reservations because they are busy and it is a MUST when visiting Victoria.

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Thank jlf135
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