Thursday, 7 July 2016

Home Afternoon Tea

A few months back I was on a quest to find my English Afternoon Tea in Canada. I found a few winners (here and here) but no matter how they tried, it was still a bit Canadian feeling. 

My 'Afternoon Tea' friend and I decided to have out own afternoon tea in the comfort of our home. The catalyst for this was visiting the Toronto Tea Festival this year and purchasing some lovely teas that just begged to be enjoyed with finger sandwiches and cream tea scones.

There were no bubbles at this tea either but instead we had White Tea Champagne and it's as good as you can imagine.

Tea Sparrow offers a $20 monthly subscription to excellent teas delivered right to your door. Four premium loose leaf teas, both herbal and caffeinated, arrive to your home ready for you to try and experience yourself. (Full disclosure, I am not a member and this is not a sponsored post, but my friend did become a member at this year's festival.)

Finger sandwiches were made; chicken with cranberries, cucumber and cream cheese, and egg salad. The classics.

I made scones (really easy recipe found here) and brought over a jar of my grandmother's Strawberry Rhubarb Jam.

Finally, desserts were bought from a local bakery and our afternoon tea was complete.

In true afternoon tea fashion, we had so much food leftover, even after stuffing our faces full. So good. When's the next?

As you can see, the clotted cream is missing from the set up, but really I think we did quite well for a last minute throw together tea party.

If you've never done an afternoon tea at home, I highly recommend trying it out with a few good friends. I enjoyed the preparation and displaying everything prettily on the plates before maowing down on all the deliciousness in a truly lady-like fashion.

What's your favourite bit about an afternoon tea?

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  1. I'm quite jealous of your cake stand, it's a must for an authentic afternoon tea. I might have to invest! I do love a good afternoon tea, I'm gluten free so they can often be a bit hit and miss out and about. At least with a homemade one I'd know what I was in for! (ie my own dodgy cooking...). I hope you do find a proper English afternoon tea in Canada!

  2. Thanks Rachel, I hope I do too. I won't stop hunting til I do. Persistence!
    The cake stand really made the whole DIY afternoon tea. I don't think I could have been the same without it. But I can't take the credit for it, it belongs to my friend. I think I might have to invest in one myself as well.


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