3 Tips for the Perfect British Afternoon Tea

October 12, 2020

There’s nothing more British than a delicious scone and a hot cuppa tea, but there’s a way to take it to the next level and that’s by enjoying another great British tradition – an afternoon tea. Depending on the part of Briton, you’ll find that what’s served will vary a bit. If you’re craving a good afternoon tea, here are my top 3 tips for a great afternoon tea:

1. Focus on the Tea
Although the point of an afternoon tea is pairing it with a snack, the tea should be the focus point. If you’re British then chances are how to prepare a great cup of tea has been ingrained into you since you were a young child. But you might be surprised to know that there are specific brewing times in order to create the perfect cuppa. If you want to learn more about how to prepare the perfect brew, check out this handy guide to afternoon tea for proper #TeaTimeEtiquette.

2. Go for High Tea
There’s something very special about getting dressed in your finest clothes and enjoying a high tea. Generally a high tea will include a range of snacks, both sweet and savoury, as well as a variety of teas. This can be a lovely way to celebrate a birthday, engagement or even a baby shower, but it also a wonderful excuse to get together with your closet friends and family for something special. The resource by Ageco also includes some of England’s most famous tea locations.

3. It’s Always Better with Friends
Enjoying a cup of tea with a loved one or close friend is a wonderful way to catch up. There’s something about a good afternoon shack and tea that can bring out the most interesting conversations. Of course this isn’t to say you can’t enjoy a lovely afternoon tea alone, it’s just one of those things that tends to be even more special with great company.

Hopefully these three simple tips help you enjoy that special afternoon tea even more than before.