English Afternoon Tea

The History Of English Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea is the most quintessential of English customs. Surprisingly, it is a relatively new tradition. Not until the mid 19th century that English afternoon tea’ first appeared.
This tea was introduced in England by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, in the year 1840. The Duchess would become hungry around four o’clock in the afternoon. So she had the evening meal in her household fashionably late at eight o’clock, thus leaving a long period of time between lunch and dinner. The Duchess asked that a tray of tea, bread and butter. Then she brought cakes to her room during the late afternoon. This became a habit of hers and she also invited her friends to join.

This became a fashionable social event. During the 1880’s upper-class and society women would change into long gowns, gloves and hats for their English afternoon tea. They usually served in the drawing room between four and five o’clock.

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Teas Using For English Afternoon Tea

We of Tra Viet are very pleasure to give you plenty of tea options but also pretty unique. Especially, this tea can be used to serve in hotel, they can call it is hotel tea.

The Ritz

The Ritz has served Afternoon tea since its 1906 opening. That sense of heritage is partly why it remains so popular today. The tea includes the requisite finger sandwiches with smoked salmon, roast ham et al, alongside fresh raisin scones and cakes on a tiered cake stand.

The Langham

The Langham is among the most lavish options for English Afternoon Tea. There are some imaginative touches: sandwiches cut in the shape of jigsaw, a “Cookie Monster” macaron, a Maltesers chocolate mousse and, memorably, a complimentary Hamleys teddy bear for each child. So eating out with the oldies has never been more fun.


The feast with tea proper is a delightful array of sandwiches, cakes, pastries and scones, served up with a delicious slice of Shrigley witticisms on the Caverswall china. The Gallery at Sketch is part of afternoon tea, part of masterpiece.

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