Easy Harvest Afternoon Tea
When the leaves begin to change and the air cools but the sun is still warm, it’s harvest season. What a better way to celebrate than to host your own Harvest Afternoon Tea.
Savoring a cup of freshly brewed tea is a wonderful way to welcome autumn colors of early fall. Here you will find recipes that feature fresh apples, pumpkins, and more. From savory treats to tea sandwiches, scones, and of course delicious tea sweets as well.
These recipes and ideas will help inspire you to host your own Harvest Afternoon Tea. Whether that be for two or a gathering of friends. But first, let’s take a look at teatime in the fall.
More Fall Afternoon Tea Recipes and Ideas
Fall is a particularly wonderful season to observe teatime. With expectations of the holidays to come, friends and family tend to gather. Hosting your own fall afternoon tea is a simple yet meaningful way to celebrate with friends.
You may like to take a look at An Autumn Afternoon Tea: Celebrating a Glorious Season for more inspiring ideas and recipes.
If you’re planning ahead for the holidays, Hosting a Christmas Afternoon Tea has some beautiful recipes and ideas as well.
Harvest-Inspired Tea to Serve for Harvest Afternoon Tea
- Spiced Masala Chai Tea pairs well with apple flavors, dried fruit like apricots, figs, an golden raisins, spiced nuts, and cheeses like Brie.
- Lapsang Souchong Tea works well with strong flavors and most especially chocolate!
- Cardamon Cinnamon Herb Tea: is particularly nice with cakes and scones
- Harvest Tea Blends: with stackable tea tins that would make darling gifts for friends.
- Warm Spiced Cider
China Patterns we love for a Harvest Afternoon Tea
While you may not have a complete set of a fall themed china pattern, picking up a few pieces, like teacup and saucers, or even a favorite teapot is a fun way to begin a new fall traditions. Here are some of my favorites:
Afternoon Tea Reader Favorite Posts
Planning an afternoon tea? Here are some helpful resources packed with recipes and ideas to help you host a simple tea.
22 Easy Harvest Afternoon Tea
Whipped Blue Cheese & Apple Canapes
"Gorgonzola cheese, Honeycrisp apples, cranberries, and walnuts are combined to create Whipped Blue Cheese & Apple Canapés. Whipped Blue Cheese & Apple Canapés pictured with Corned Beef & Cabbage Tea Sandwiches and Colcannon Potato Cakes with Smoked Salmon. "
Apple-Thyme Turkey Tea Sandwiches
McIntosh apples and fresh thyme leaves add delicious flavor to these turkey tea sandwiches. Apple-Thyme Turkey Tea Sandwiches pictured with Bacon Jam & Brussels Sprouts Squares and Ham & Cornbread Canapés.
Rosemary Crumpet Sandwiches
"Rosemary Crumpet Sandwiches offer an herb-seasoned twist on the traditional English biscuit, which is cooked on a griddle then sliced and lightly toasted."
Honey, Thyme, and Goat Cheese Phyllo Cups
"Honey, Thyme, and Goat Cheese Phyllo Cups are a delicious light bite for teatime."
Bacon and Fontina Stuffed Mushrooms
Bite-size stuffed mushroom with savory, harvest flavors.
Cornbread Canapes with Crispy Green Beans
"These delightful Cornbread Canapés with Crispy Green Beans are a wonderful savory to serve for an afternoon tea to commemorate the beloved holiday of Thanksgiving."
"A hearty cooked salad of beets, broccoli, and onion, tossed with fresh apple, toasted pecans, and apple cider vinaigrette is a refreshing complement to the sandwiches typically served for afternoon tea."
Zucchini Potato Cheddar Soup
Zucchini, Potato and Cheddar Soup is a delicious, low calorie, healthy soup that's easy to make during zucchini season or anytime throughout the year. Delicious, creamy and full of flavor in under 30 minutes! Plus, it freezes beautifully to make now and enjoy in the cold months.
"These delectable Apple-Cheddar Scones pair perfectly with a refreshing cup of tea."
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scones
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scones are an incredible, tender, delicious fall scone perfect for breakfast or brunch, with coffee, or for tea. Simple to make in minutes, they are addictively yummy!
"These savoury cheese scones, filled with thin slices of apple and chutney, make a delicious addition to an afternoon tea spread."
Apple Cinnamon Scones Recipe
These Apple Cinnamon Scones are flaky, tender, and utterly delicious. Topped with maple cinnamon glaze, they are easy and perfect for fall.
Scottish Oat Maple Scones
These Scottish Oat Maple Scones are crumbly and robust with that favorite maple flavor we all love. Perfect with a cup of tea and a dab of Irish butter.
Ginger Cakes with Rosy Apple Compote
"These Ginger Cakes with Rosy Apple Compote are both beautiful and delicious to serve for a special occasion."
Rosy Apple-Pecan Tartlets
"Honeycrisp apples, toasted pecans, and flavorful spices create a delicious work of art in Rosy Apple-Pecan Tartlets."
Mini Pumpkin Bundt Cakes
"These Mini Pumpkin Bundt Cakes are a delectable fall treat."
Mini Puff Pastry Apple Tart with Caramel Sauce
Celebrate the season with this quick and easy puff pastry Apple Tart that makes its own buttery and cinnamon caramel sauce. A mini, individual dessert that's utterly simple to make.
"Flavored with Granny Smith apples, cranberries, and a dash of cinnamon, these delectable Apple-Cranberry Tartlets are as delicious as they are pretty."
Apple Pie Bars: Easy Apple Crumble Bars
These easy Apple Pie Bars or Apple Crumble Bars are a sweet treat perfect in apple season, or anytime you're craving apple pie. But easier to make. They're buttery, warmly spiced, and fall-apart tender.
Pumpkin Bundt Cake: Easy Fall Cake
This Pumpkin Bundt Cake is tender and rich with the flavors of fall. An incredibly easy cake to make, beautiful to serve, and delicious with a velvety vanilla Cream Cheese Icing.
Pear Upside Down Cake Recipe
This Pear Upside Down Cake is an incredibly moist and tender cake with amazing fall-inspired flavors of maple, cinnamon, and cardamom. It's a simple cake with a delicious flavor you'll love during pear season.
Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting is a classic fall dessert that's simple to make, soft, utterly delicious, and filled with warm spices. The velvety Cream Cheese Frosting makes these simple bars a standout favorite.