A winter Afternoon Tea for blustery, chilly and even… snowy days.
Settle by the hearth or nestle into a “sumptuous cocoon of blankets, while away a frosty afternoon savoring the simple pleasures of sipping a favorite brew or indulging in a fresh-baked dessert.”
Gather friends and set a fireside table on a chilly afternoon. Serve small bites, hearty fare, and a steaming pot of tea. “Graciously unconditional, this loyal tonic for the soul gives us hope, solace, and an open invitation to live in the moment.”
Winter Afternoon Tea Ideas
Simple winter recipes to gather friends and family near.
Cream Cheese Scones
“Served with jam and clotted cream, these Cream Cheese Scones bake up golden brown for a classic teatime favorite. These iconic confections are delightfully balanced with the perfect amount of sugar and then lightly coated with cream before popping into the oven for a melt-in-your-mouth finish.”
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Honey Drizzled Scottish Oat Scones
A hearty winter-perfect scone that’s easy to make and perfect drizzled with honey.
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Turn teatime into an event by making your own crumpets on the hob.
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Smoked Gouda and Rosemary Scones
“Smoked Gouda and Rosemary Scones, made with self-rising flour, fresh rosemary, and gouda cheese.” A warm and savory component to a winter afternoon tea.
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Creamy Parsnip-Leek Soup
“This sweet-and-savory combines the flavors of parsnip-leek soup with chocolate brioche croutons.”
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French Lentil Salad in Frico Cups
“Crispy Frico Cups made from Parmesan cheese are a lovely way to serve French Lentil Salad.”
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A savory, hearty addition to any winter tea.
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Mini Shepherds’ Pies
Individual Shepherds’ Pies turn a winter afternoon tea into a hearty meal.
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Ham Salad Tea Sandwiches
“These Ham Salad Tea Sandwich Stackers are a delightful treat.”
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Roast Pork Salad Mini Phyllo Cups
“Delicate and decadent tea savories are made simple with these Roast Pork Salad Mini Phyllo Cups.”
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“All the delicious flavors of a Reuben sandwich are included in this dainty yet satisfying tartlet.”
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Spiced Orange Sponge Cake
“This delicious Spiced Orange Sponge Cake, which uses beaten egg whites as leavening, is flavored with orange, citrusy spices coriander and cardamom, and a complementary marmalade glaze.”
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Black Tea and Anise Mini Fluted Cakes
“Enjoy a special infusion in these mouthwatering Black Tea and Anise Mini Fluted Cakes.”
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Chocolate-and-Salted-Coffee Caramel Tart
A flaky crust, rich with butter, rims a layer of espresso-infused caramel and a velvety filling of bittersweet ganache sprinkled with sea salt in this Chocolate-and-Salted-Coffee Caramel Tart.
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Yorkshire’s Bettys Café Tea Room Blackberry and Lemon Torte
“A signature offering, the Bettys Blackberry and Lemon Torte features fresh berries and smooth filling in a flaky, sweet pastry crust.”
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Dolley Madison’s Woodbury Cinnamon Tea Cakes
Treat your guests to a teacake served by First Lady Dolley Madison at her renowned White House afternoon teas in the early 1800s.
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Spiced White Hot Chocolate
“Indulge in the tastes of the local coffeehouse without ever leaving the sublime comforts of your home. A clean and creamy twist to the classic winter beverage, our Spiced White Hot Chocolate pairs perfectly with any crisp, sugary treat.”
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Afternoon Tea Resources
Afternoon Tea at 31Daily
Make Ahead Afternoon Tea Sandwichs
Afternoon Tea Scones
Afternoon Tea Savory Ideas
Afternoon Tea Sweets
How to Serve an Easy Afternoon Tea
An Autumn Afternoon Tea
A Summer Afternoon Tea
A Christmas Afternoon Tea