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Friday, April 27, 2012

A Tea Party??? Part 2

Continuing our conversation...

Types of Afternoon Tea

Contrary to popular belief, High Tea is not the same as Afternoon Tea. High Tea was enjoyed by the British working class as their evening supper, served at the “high” table with heartier fare than the tea sandwiches and scones that are now associated with afternoon tea parties.

Afternoon Tea was served in the late afternoon to provide sustenance between lunch and the traditional late evening meal. (Afternoon Tea was also called Low Tea because it was usually taken in a sitting room where low tables were placed near sofas or chairs.)     

There are three basic types of Afternoon Tea:

Cream Tea- Tea, scones, jam and Devonshire or clotted cream
Light Tea - Tea, scones, and sweets

Full Tea - Tea, savories, scones, sweets and desserts


Next week: Planning Your Tea Party--Step-By-Step

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