|What is Afternoon Tea?|
|Afternoon Tea is a tea-related ritual, introduced in Britain in the early 1840s. It evolved as a mini meal to stem the hunger and anticipation of an evening meal at 8pm.Four Seasons Hotel Park Lane
Afternoon Tea is a meal composed of sandwiches (usually cut delicately into ‘fingers’), scones with clotted cream and jam, sweet pastries and cakes. Interestingly, scones were not a common feature of early Afternoon Tea and were only introduced in the twentieth century.
Afternoon Tea was initially developed as a private social event for ladies who climbed the echelons of society. It was only when Queen Victoria engaged in the Afternoon Tea ritual that it became a formal occasion on a larger scale, known as ‘tea receptions’.
These receptions could have as many as two hundred guests with an open ‘at home’ invitation to visit between 4pm and 7pm, during which they could come and go as they pleased; thiswas the genesis of the Afternoon Tea as we know it.
In Britain today Afternoon Tea is usually enjoyed as an occasional indulgence or to celebrate a special event such as a birthday, or a pre-wedding or baby shower party with a group of friends.
|My Best Top London Tea|
|The best place in London to enjoy a sumptuous Afternoon Tea is a cherished experience steeped in British tradition and will be particularly popular in the capital this year as the British public and many of this year’s overseas visitors celebrate British traditions with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the 2012 Olympic Games.Price guide for a Traditional Afternoon Tea costs £32.50 to £39.00 per person. Champagne Afternoon Tea costs £42.00 to 49.00 per person.Tea Guild Awards Of Excellence 2012
The afternoon tea at the Dorchester The Dorchester
Afternoon Tea at Brown’s Brown’s Hotel
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I’ recommend This experience and every year I’m please to share a afternoon tea with my Family on the sunday afternoon .
(best Season Autumn to Spring )