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The Ruby Pear Tea Parlor Noblesville, Indiana

Commercialphoto1 Recently I had the ultimate pleasure of sampling a few Fat Rascal Cookies from the gorgeous Ruby Pear in Noblesville Indiana. Not only were the cookies a huge hit in our home the scones were absolutely delicious. White Chocolate Cashew and Cinnamon Chip are an original from the Ruby Pear and are scrumptious.
    The Ruby Pear is rich in vintage, antiques and history. I hope you are lucky enough to live nearby or can plan a trip to visit very soon. In the meantime, I spoke with the lovely owner Mary Ann for a few questions about their gorgeous tea room.   

Tearoom2 Vintage Indie -  How/When did your family decide to start a tea room?

While vacationing at our home on the Florida panhandle for 20 years and visiting southern tearooms, we fell in love with the idea of providing hospitality and lovely gifts in a place that promotes peaceful living.  During our search for our first location, we found the "Craycraft Victorian House" in Noblesville, Indiana. The Victorian charm, architectural details and rich history enhance our Tea Room environment.  The Ruby Pear opened on October 1, 2005 with the intention to entertain, pamper and indulge our guests. From the music we play to the colorful surroundings, we hope that you find The Ruby Pear a place that allows you to slow down a bit and enjoy the company of family and friends.

Vintage Indie - What is the history behind The Ruby Pear?

Ruby is my Grandmother's name and it is also my birthstone.  I am an artist and first learned to draw by looking at a pear.  I've loved them ever since!

Mothersday2008parlortable Vintage Indie -  What do you want customers to know about visiting a tea room

We are a unique mixture of tearoom styling.  Our tearoom is a bit more relaxed in the southern tearoom style, yet we want our surroundings to be elegant, soft, warm and inviting to all of our customers.  We pride ourselves on finding the best ingredients for our food and have designed our dining areas to be somewhat intimate yet approachable.  We never want to be called "stuffy" and thrive on good conversation and lots of laughter.  Hospitality is our number one goal.  We like to think that our tearoom is an environment that everyone will enjoy, from a busy Mom needing time alone to a large multi-generational family celebrating a birthday, to a formal private tea party celebrating a baby, wedding or special event.

(Photo Left, Mother's Day 08 at The Ruby Pear)

Teapotscups Vintage Indie - What's the difference in loose tea blends and bagged blends?

Well, loose tea is loose and you put it in a T-Sac (which is a disposable tea bag) or you put it in a tea infuser.  Bagged means that the tea comes pre-packaged for immediate use.  Harney makes a darling pyramid sachet that their tea comes in.  This shape allows the tea leaves to roll around and make a wonderful cup of tea.

Vintage Indie  - As far as teas are they blends of your family or do you outsource those?

We actually carry the Harney Tea brand and have done very well with it.  However, we have located a tea blender out of Germany that we are now using to private label our own tea line.  We have 12 different blends and are looking to expand that number very soon.  Our signature bright pink bags are becoming quite popular.  We also just recently picked up a line of blooming teas from Teaposy.  They are quite interesting, tasty and beautiful to watch bloom in a clear pot!  Their website is if you are interested in seeing a video.

Thanks so much to Mary Ann and the Lucas family for an inside look at The Ruby Pear. Be sure to visit their website for their menu, directions and a further look into this gorgeous tea room.


LuAnn Smith

How fun to see a fellow Hoosier on VintageIndie!


Hi LuAnn-
I am a fellow Hoosier myself and was thrilled to see your posting. My in-laws are the owners of The Ruby Pear and as I am sure you know, Hoosiers are known for our hospitality. I checked out your shop and you have really sweet items. I'm sad that your not here in Indiana. But, if you are ever in the neighborhood, stop in and say "Hi".


How amazing to see this post as I live in Fishers, IN the next town over and love to visit downtown Noblesville. I've never been to The Ruby Pear but it's going right on my must do list. Where do you live?


Hi Jen-
I am in Fishers, also. But, I will warn you that you are going to become addicted to the scones. :) When you come in to visit, tell them how you heard about them. I know that they love to hear about that. Oh and just a bit of a heads up. It is always good to have reservations, especially on Saturdays. Alot of times they have private parties on Saturdays, so seeting may be tight.

Gina Smith

Gabreial-is this by you? I am less than 2 hrs. from here- we could have met-and didn't even know about this place!!


Hi Gina- It's actually about 2.5 hours from me it would be a great place for a luncheon!

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