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High Tea at Rutherford House

My lovely family came all the way from Ontario to visit us this Christmas!  After lots of hosting at our house, we decided to check out a local restaurant/historical building on the University of Alberta campus for some high tea.  My family is South African (and therefore quite British thanks to the whole Commonwealth thing), and we LOVE our tea.

The building was lovely!  We were seated in this sun room kind of area with tons of natural light.  There’s only space for about 6 tables worth of people.  Make reservations!

We got these lovely antique tea cups and saucers.  I loved that they were matched with their saucers but not with each other.  My dad didn’t like that.  He’s a little more traditional.

We had the Rutherford House Blend.  It was your basic black tea but just so much more amazing.  Delicious.  I had SO MUCH.

Some had milk and sugar, some just drank it black.

There were finger sandwiches and turkey pot pie and veggie puff pastries.  They were eaten before pictures could be snapped.  Delicious!  And to finish it off, traditional scones with cream and raspberry butter and a plate full of “danties”.  So delicious!

All in all, an amazing afternoon with the family.  Really, if you’re ever in Edmonton, you must go!

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