Monday 14th August
Afternoon Tea Week
The British Tradition of Afternoon Tea
First there was tea and then there was cake.
Afternoon Tea Week 2017
Afternoon Tea Week is a celebration of one of the nation’s favourite traditions. The British love the combination of savoury and sweet treats, accompanied by some of the 165 million cups of tea we drink each day in the UK.
Relax and refresh yourself with tea, coffee, sandwiches, scones and perhaps even a glass of chilled Prosecco in the contemporary styled conservatory at the 4* Lea Marston Hotel, Sutton Coldfield.
The Story Behind Afternoon Tea
The tradition of the afternoon tea dates back to the early nineteenth century when Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford is said to have complained of “having that sinking feeling” during the late afternoon. To revive herself, the Duchess had her servants bring her a pot of tea and a light snack, taken privately in her boudoir during the afternoon. Then soon she began inviting her friends to join her for her additional meal in her room at Woburn Abbey. Before long all fashionable society was sipping tea and nibbling sandwiches in the middle of the afternoon. And so, became the Afternoon Tea!
Afternoon Tea for £18.95 per person
Traditional Sweet Afternoon Tea Menu;
Pot of freshly brewed tea or coffee
Homemade vanilla scone with clotted cream and preserves
Delicate finger sandwiches
Beautiful choux swan
Selection of tasters of; trifle, chocolate brownie, macaroons and cheesecake
For those who prefer something savoury rather than sweet, try our savoury version