Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Cream Tea

The term "Cream Tea" is often incorrectly used, 
as it was in something I read this week.  

Cream Tea is a form of afternoon tea consisting of a pot of tea served with 
scones, clotted cream, and jam.  Cream teas are served every day in British tea rooms.  
The term "cream" refers to clotted cream, or Devonshire Cream on scones, and 
not to cream in your cup of tea.  

(Milk may be added to a cup of tea, and not cream
because cream is too rich.) 

These photos are from our 2008 visit to England.  
We have been known to visit 21 tea rooms on a 17-day visit. 


racheld said...

Charming memories, Linda. I brought home jars of Thursday Cottage jams and jellies from F&M.

And I do believe you like your tea "as is," but do most people use milk? In first or last?

I'm a LAST person, for I love to tip in a little stream and watch the clouds swirl in the cup.

stay well and warm,


Steph said...

Good info! And I love that stripey set up top.

Marilyn said...

Each and every cream tea pictured looks soooo good. Yes, good information.

Rosemary said...

Looking forward to some cream tea this summer!!

relevanttealeaf said...

The photos of all those Cream Teas look absolutely delicious, and England is the BEST place to enjoy them.

Bernideen said...

Great photos and memories!

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

Wonderful reminder of lovely teatimes in England.. love cream teas!
and mother of a friend there sent along delish guava jam for me at home.<3
so thoughtful.
thanks for sharing your FuN memories!

Joy said...

21 tea rooms in 17 days sounds just about perfect!

Irene Jardim said...

I really like your posts.
I've sent some comments about them, but you never answered. Did you see them?
Greetings from Brazil.

Nora said...

Dream vacation-that many tea rooms in 17 days!

Angela McRae said...

Now if you could just help the world understand that "High Tea" does not involve a three-tiered server full of tea treats served in the early afternoon. *Sigh*


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