Afternoon Cream Tea

Afternoon Cream Tea

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Afternoon tea is always a special treat! Cream tea is that in-between time of lunch and dinner, when you just need a calm, civilized pick-me-up. Pick your tea, pick up your box, and off you go! This item can be shipped as well as ordered for curbside pickup.

This box includes:

  • Scones - two rounds, or one wedge. Buttery Sweet or Meyer Lemon, depending on availability.
  • House-made clotted cream, or one single-serve jar of clotted cream (when being shipped)
  • Strawberry jam in an edible cup
  • Tea of choice - 3 teaspoons, good for 3 six-ounce cups, or a 2-cup teapot

(Flavor of items may change without notice.)

Wondering where the term "cream tea" came from? The Duchess of Bedford made afternoon tea popular everywhere in England in the early 1800's, which is a sort of lunch meal in between breakfast and supper. Cream tea developed when railroads expanded, allowing Londoners to go to Devon, Cornwall, and other lovely places for the weekend, where clotted cream is most famous. Cream tea evolved into a light meal of scones, clotted cream, jam and tea that became all the rage, and continues to this day in both Great Britain, and the US.