Fancy something different for your day with the ladies? Why not try making a traditional English afternoon tea? A British tradition since the 1840’s, it’s a great way to relax and have a catch up whilst sipping a cup of tea.
The traditional afternoon tea consists of finger sandwiches, scones (with clotted cream and jam), cakes and pastries and of course, a pot of tea! If you fancy more of a boozy tea, add a glass of champagne!
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Sound good so far? Here’s your guide to creating your own afternoon tea:
What will I need?
- Sandwich fillings of your choice – classic options are
- Ham and mustard
- Egg mayonnaise
- Smoked salmon and cream cheese
- Coronation chicken
- Clotted Cream
- Jams/Lemon Curd
- Selection of cakes and/or biscuits
- Tea (the classic brew is English Breakfast!)
- Champagne (optional!)
There are so many different ways to mix up your tea. Include your favorite sandwich; make it all savoury (or all sweet!); maybe include a selection of fruit and veg & dips. Enjoy!