A quick internet search uncovered a quaint establishment called the White Heather Tea Room. The reviews from patrons were highly complimentary so we decided to give it a whirl.
Victoria’s White Heather Tea Room’s exterior is quite unassuming, the interior revealed a bright and intimate white-linen setting. We ordered the tea house’s best-selling “Big Muckle Giant Tea for Two.”Offering a delicious assortment of tea sandwiches, scones and other tasty treats accompanied by a selection of mouth-watering sweets, the tea service was excellent and at a cost that was less than half of what the Empress Hotel’s Tea Service costs. Taste-wise, our tea for two was exceptional. Kathryn sampled the exotic Balmoral tea, a blend of black tea with soft hints of Earl Grey and Jasmine. while I selected the House Blend, a classic Orange Pekoe with a breath of Earl Grey.
Victoria’s White Heather Tea Room is indeed a cut above and the customer service was exceptional. The place is only a ten minute drive from downtown Victoria so one could affordably take a taxi if you don’t have your own car. We are planning to return again soon. This place is popular with the locals so reservations are recommended. For more information, www.whiteheather-tearoom.com