A 3 Tier Stand is one of the most important serving pieces you will need for Afternoon Tea. In this post, I’ve compiled my favorite stands in a variety of prices and sizes I know you’ll love.
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Afternoon Tea 3 Tier Stand
If there ever was a piece that symbolized afternoon tea, it’s a Three-Tier Stand. When filled with delicate tea fare, like tea sandwiches, savories, scones, and sweets, a tiered stand is a sight to behold. Perfectly setting the mood for an unforgettable tea.
Whether you’re serving afternoon tea at home for two, for a baby shower, bridal shower, or a gathering of friends.
Small bites of delicate food served on these stands will delight your guests.
Afternoon Tea Serving Tip:
To serve afternoon tea properly on a tiered stand, serve the savory course and tea sandwiches on the bottom tier, the scones with cream and jam in the middle, and the sweets course on top.
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What to Look for When Purchasing a Three Tier Stand
White and Light-Colored:
I always prefer a white or light-colored stand. It transitions beautifully to every occasion or holiday. And goes well with any china for afternoon tea.
I prefer porcelain, ceramic, or stainless for cake stands. I don’t want them to wobble on the table and threaten the beautiful food we’ve prepared for afternoon tea. Card stock paper and even some plastic stands are less sturdy.
Size is important when considering these serving pieces. You want the diameter of the plates ample enough to hold each of the courses, but small enough to fit your table. Remember, likely you will have a teapot or two, teacups, and smaller server plates as well.
My Favorite 3 Tier Stand for Afternoon Tea
I love the simple, yet classic and romantic lines of this handmade stand. It is elegant and perfect for afternoon tea or as a cake stand for the holidays. The fluted edges give it an understated yet beautiful place at any table.
This Leila Collection at Pottery Barn has additional Leila serve ware that would be beautiful alongside this stand.