Delightful Tea Sandwiches for Afternoon Tea

Cucumber sandwiches served at high tea
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Tea sandwiches (also known as "finger sandwiches") are small, crustless sandwiches that can be consumed in a few bites. They are often paired with teas, scones, and other foods during afternoon tea ('high tea' or 'low tea,' if you prefer).

These tasty little sandwiches can also be enjoyed as a snack without tea or as a healthy treat for a fun kids' party.

While there are traditional English tea sandwiches, these morsels can take on a great variety of flavors. From refreshing cucumber to egg salads and elegant uses of fancy cheeses, they're easy to prepare and a delight to share with family and friends.

Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

Cucumber tea sandwiches are classic finger sandwiches that are usually made with white bread, butter, cream cheese or mayonnaise, and cucumber. Be sure to peel, seed, and slice the cucumber before adding it to any of these delicious bites.

Salmon Tea Sandwiches

Salmon tea sandwiches are typically made with thinly sliced smoked salmon (or lox) and dark bread. Whole wheat, pumpernickel, dark rye, and other seeded, grainy breads are the most popular.

Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches

Egg salad finger sandwiches are excellent additions to afternoon tea meals. They are hard to resist and easy to prepare ahead of time, which takes some of the pressure off your hosting duties.

Chicken and Tuna Salad Tea Sandwiches

Chicken and tuna salads are also popular finger sandwich spreads. Including at least one of these recipes adds a little variety to tea time.

Cheese Tea Sandwiches

Cheese and veggies are an ideal combination for tea sandwiches and these tasty little treasures are sure to satisfy all of your guests.