5 things we love about afternoon tea
- Chintzy china
Because the only time we’ll ever use a fancy side plate is when there’s a cream-laden scone on it. An afternoon tea really isn’t complete without a bit of Granny’s bone china
- Real tea leaves
Forget the bag – a proper brew needs proper leaves. Whether it’s a delicate Darjeeling or an extravagant Earl Grey, long live the loose leaf!
- Finger sandwiches
Who knew cucumber could be so satisfying? All it needs is sandwiching between fluffy white bread and oodles of butter… perfect!
- The cream and jam argument
Scones with cream and jam, or scones with jam and cream? Dividing cake lovers across the nation, this vital question will always provoke a lively dinner table debate.
- Cake of course!
Whether a wedge of Victoria sponge or a hand-crafted pastry – if it’s smothered in chocolate and stuffed with buttercream, we’ll take it!
Discover your favourite things about afternoon tea by finding your nearest venue here, and make some time for 2 for 1 tea with Gourmet Society this autumn – because everything is better with a cuppa and a cake!