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! (For curbside pickup and drop-offs only. No shipping.)

This box includes:

  • Buttery Sweet Scones - two rounds, or one wedge
  • House-made clotted cream
  • 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.