Afternoon Tea

An outdoor afternoon tea table

Afternoon Tea, a delightful custom occurring between the hours of 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. An in-between meal of delicate finger sandwiches and irresistible scones, savory bites and sweet treats, and, of course, perfectly brewed tea.

An hour that bridges the distance between breakfast and dinner.

Henry James once said in The Portrait of a Lady:

“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.”


An Outdoor Afternoon Tea Table
A tea table set with Royal Albert’s Lady Carlisle China.

Creating an atmosphere of hospitality for welcoming cherished guests may be easier than one might think. Within the following posts, you will find advice for brewing the perfect cup of tea, ideas, and easy tips for serving tea.

You’ll also find recipes and ideas for the foundational courses of tea; including tea sandwiches, scones, savory recipes, and sweet recipes. Be sure to check back often as I am consistently updating these posts with new and fresh ideas.

And along the way, you also glean tidbits of British etiquette and protocols to adopt if one was ever so fortunate to take tea with the Queen.

Begin with these and continue scrolling to find our latest tea recipes and ideas.

Foundations of Tea


Seasons of Afternoon Tea

Celebrate Afternoon Tea all year long from winter to summer, autumn, and spring.

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