There are so many traditions that the British like to follow and have indeed created. From the traditional fish and chip shop dinner to the Sunday roast dinners that are a staple to any family home on the weekend.
We like what we like, and we keep it that way. The traditions that we have are one of the many reasons why so many tourists like to come over to see what we have to offer. But one of the best that we have created has to be the afternoon tea party.
This tradition has moved away from the home setting and is now found typically in cafes, hotels, and pubs, all across the country. But there’s no reason why this great tradition can’t be moved back into homes all over the country, with an afternoon tea party being something that we all gather to do when the weather is a bit gloomy.
So, we’re going to show you how you can create a simple, yet elegant, afternoon tea party that represents what Britain is truly about.
Mastering The Drinks
Everyone likes to think that the sandwiches and cakes are the main event, but a tea lover can’t deny that they excitement comes from the pot of tea that you can usually get a few teas out of. But when it comes to getting it right in your own home, you might not be able to.
How to make tea depends on how you like your tea, but if you’re going to have an afternoon tea party, you have to think about how other people like their tea. So, if you follow the link that we’ve provided, you should find out how you can make a well rounded tea.
We’d definitely recommend that you get yourself a nice bit of china as well, because the more elegant you make your party look, the more elegant you’re going to feel!
Mastering The Sandwiches
Sandwiches at an afternoon tea party are just so much better than your average sandwich. It might be their shape that makes the difference, or just the fact that they’re just filled with so much goodness.
The traditional fillings are egg mayo and cress, beef and mustard, ham and cheese, smoked salmon and cream cheese. If you want it to look truly traditional, make them finger sandwiches, and make sure that the cakes just keep on flowing! They’re all so easy to make, and you’ll soon realise that afternoon tea parties are the next best thing!
Mastering The Cakes
For all of you with a sweet tooth, cakes are going to be the main event. Now, to keep it traditional, you have to put scones with jam and clotted cream on.
Follow that with mini brownies, victoria sponge cakes, and small cheesecakes, and you’ve got yourself tiers of goodness that nobody is going to want to turn down! You can either make all of these yourself, or you can go to the shop and get things ready-made if you want to save some time!