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Afternoon Tea Ideas with Twinings Tea.

Afternoon tea is such a British tradition. It began back in 1840 when the Duchess of Bedford decided that it was too lunch to wait for sustenance between lunch and dinner. She often had an afternoon snack of cakes and sandwiches with tea. And so, Afternoon Tea was born.

afternoon tea
afternoon tea

Traditional Afternoon Tea

A traditional afternoon tea would be presented on a three tier platter and contain a savoury treats, like sandwiches, then a plate of scones with jam and cream, and finally a plate of little cakes, or cake slices. This would be served with a pot of tea. You can still buy an afternoon in tea in some hotels in London. More common are the cream teas in Devon and Cornwall where you just get the scones and tea. It’s generally served late afternoon around 3-4pm. With the idea that lunch was at 12 noon and dinner not until 8pm.

My Favourite Teas.

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Here are a few of my favourite teas which would compliment an afternoon tea.

twinings cherry bakewell tea
£2.69 for 20 bags, in a 3 for 2 offer.

No cherry bakewells on your plate? …never mind you can get the flavour with theses yummy tea bags.

Earl Grey tea
£3.59 for 50 bags

Earl Grey is one of my favourite teas and would compliment your sandwiches and cake perfectly.

camomile tea
£1.14 for 20 bags, currently 50% off

If it’s relaxation you are looking for then you can’t go wrong with cup of camomile tea. Just drink and take the rest of the afternoon off. Or take five minutes to relax before beginning again.

Twiinings energise green tea
£1.34 for 20 bags, currently 50% off

Got a busy afternoon? Then energise yourself with a superblend of green tea, mandarin, apple and Guarana with a boost of Vit B6 too.

I do find drinking tea so refreshing, but if it’s a cold drink you would prefer then I can highly recommend Twinings Cold Infuse. They really are refreshing and I often pop a bag into my water bottle.

twinings cold infuse tea
Cold infuse from £3.79 for 12 bags

There are lots of flavours to choose from, my personal favourite is Blueberry, Apple and Blackcurrant. I’m definitely trying Rose Lemonade next though.

What’s your favourite tea? Have you tried Cold Infuse?