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Traditional Afternoon Tea

Serves 1
  • £20.00

“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.”
Henry James


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Afternoon tea is the most quintessential of English customs and it was introduced in England by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, in the year 1840. The Duchess would become hungry around four o’clock in the afternoon. The evening meal in her household was served fashionably late at eight o’clock, thus leaving a long period of time between lunch and dinner. The story goes that the Duchess asked that a tray of tea, bread and butter and cake be brought to her room during the late afternoon. This pause for tea became a fashionable social event. During the 1880’s upper-class and society women would change into long gowns, gloves and hats for their afternoon tea which was usually served in the drawing room between four and five o’clock.

For debate

It is jam first at Buckingham Palace garden parties! Traditionally the Cornish method is to split the scone in two, spread the jam and then add a spoonful of clotted cream.

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LW
09/06/2021
leslie w.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Traditional Afternoon Tea

Beautifully done and delicious. I would heartily recommend that you try it. We will definitely order again.

09/07/2021
Hand Picked at Home

And looking forward to baking up some more cakes and scones for you. Afternoon Tea is such a memorable experience.

EA
08/25/2021
Emma A.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Afternoon tea at home

Perfect. I ordered for a 75th birthday treat and it was just right. All tasted so fresh and travelled well.

09/02/2021
Hand Picked at Home

Fantastic to read and thank you for the great review. Afternoon tea is a tradition of ours indeed.

HT
06/29/2021
Hilary T.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Afternoon tea delight!

This was our third venture into the takeaway meals from the Norton Hotel and yet again we were thrilled with the whole package! The food was carefully boxed and ready to be collected on time. It was beautifully presented and absolutely delicious accompanied by an assortment of teas to try. We look forward to the next time.

06/29/2021
Hand Picked at Home

Hilary so pleased you have come back to us for your tasty takeaway treats - always a pleasure!