Afternoon tea is always a special treat, and we've created a new one for winter! Cream tea is that in-between time of lunch and dinner, when you just need a calm, civilized pick-me-up. Featuring warm spiced tea, our incredible Irish Fruit Pudding, and other treats, it's sure to help you find that cozy moment during the day. This item is available for both curbside pickup and shipping.
This box includes:
Buttery Sweet Scone - two rounds, or one wedge
Irish Fruit Pudding, one slice
Mint Chocolate Scottish Shortbread Square
Spiced Black Tea (also known as Witches Brew) - 3 teaspoons, good for 3 six-ounce cups, or a 2-cup teapot
(Flavor of scones and shortbread 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.