Where did afternoon Tea come From?

Hot tea can even be a thirst quencher on a hot day. Ask any tea lover and they’ll tell you that. How many times don’t people come home from a busy day out and immediately put the kettle on?

You might even enjoy testing your ingenuity by making a few tea treats. There are tons of tea flavours and some of them have health benefits. Lemon tea is advised with slimming diets.

However, you like to drink your tea you’re not alone as it is enjoyed by more than half the population of the world.

Tiding you Over – the 4 o’clock Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea was introduced in England by the Duchess of Bedford in1840. She couldn’t wait for supper, served only at about 8 – was way too hungry. At 4 o’clock in the afternoon, she was more than ready for a snack. She ordered that a tea tray with tea, cake and sandwiches be brought to her room in the late afternoon.

A Tea Time Rendezvous

It became a favourite time of the afternoon for her and she invited friends along to experience it. It soon became a social event. In fact, the women would dress up in their finery and meet for afternoon tea, turning it into a popular rendezvous.

There are so many people who love this tradition, and the Royal Lancaster London is the place to be. You’ll be able to enjoy a selection of dainty sandwiches, scones and jam served with clotted cream, while all manner of decadent cakes and pastries are also served.

You can have your tea just the way you like it, and it will be poured from delicate teapots into delicate bone china cups. Of course, nothing is set in stone, and your teacup can easily be replaced by a glass of champagne or both.

An Award-winning Afternoon Tea

Who wouldn’t want to enjoy a high tea at the Royal Lancaster London? After all, it has been awarded a Highly Commended certificate at the Afternoon Tea Awards because of their seriously delectable afternoon teas.

To experience the best of this afternoon tea London tradition, visit the Royal Lancaster, beautifully set next to Hyde Park – it’s a date you’re going to want to repeat.

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