In 1840 this quintessential pastime was first introduced to England by the Duchess of Bedford, and the phenomenon of English afternoon tea has continued to grow in popularity. Becoming a fashionable occasion for the upper classes, ladies would don elegant dresses and hats, and retire to the drawing room to socialise. Traditional afternoon tea would have an offering of cucumber sandwiches and scones with clotted cream and jam. Over the centuries the tradition has spread throughout the social classes and now consists of many different savoury and sweet treats. There are many luxury hotels with afternoon tea venues, which has become an experience many of us have indulged in. At CrispWhiteSheets.com we feature hotels across the country that have the best afternoon tea recipes and menus. From the cool city hotels of London to charming Cotswolds accommodation, we have a delicious selection for you.
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