Tradition is a key part of afternoon tea.
Here are a few classic teatime dishes.
Go for fillings like cucumber and smoked salmon, or egg and cress.
Sweet scones are often paired with clotted cream and jam. They’re best served warm.
The cakes should be small and delicate – afternoon tea is meant to be a light meal.
HISTORY OF HIGH TEA
Afternoon tea isn’t the only type of tea in Britain, high tea is also common. Some think high tea is the same as afternoon tea, but they’re actually quite different.
Afternoon tea was traditionally for the upper class as the working classes were, well, working during afternoon tea hours.
High tea, on the other hand, was started by the working classes as their meal after work.
TYPICAL HIGH TEA DISHES
As high tea is more of a main meal, the food served is usually hot and filling. Pies, meats, cheeses are classic high tea fare. Because of the hot, comforting food served, you’ll need a similar tea to wash it down. Lipton® Daring English Breakfast Tea, with milk and optional sweetener is the perfect partner.
So will you join Anna Russell in a spot of afternoon tea? Or maybe you’d rather try a hearty and warm high tea to end your working day? Whichever you choose: sit back, sip and enjoy.