Thursday, June 21, 2012

High Tea or Afternoon Tea?

A explanation of High Tea from the book Country Tea Parties by Maggie Stuckey

What is in a Name?
When someone says "high tea," do you picture an elegant affair with dainty cucumber sandwiches and tiny sweet cakes?  High tea is actually a supper: it is served around six o'clock, and everyone sits at a table.  High tea features hearty, filling foods, including at least one hot dish such as shepherd's pie or Welsh rabbit. 
The other tea, the one with the cucumber sandwiches, is called afternoon tea.   A great many Americans get the terminology wrong.


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