Traditional Afternoon Tea Recipes

Afternoon Tea is unmistakably a truly British custom known worldwide, with origins in 19th century England.

 The History of Afternoon Tea credits Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford. Dinner was served around 9 pm which left the Duchess hungry and to stave this, she would order tea, bread, and cakes in her room. The habit caught on and afternoon tea was born. 

A traditional tea starts with finger sandwiches, a savory flan, followed by scones with butter, jam and or cream, then cakes and, of course, tea.