The best scones I ever had

Happy Afternoon Tea Week! This last year has flown by, I can't believe we're here again. Anyone who knows me knows how much I love a good afternoon tea: the china, the ceremony, the food, the tea and simply taking time to enjoy your company and surroundings. So what better way to celebrate our wedding [...]

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Tea review: Fortnum & Mason’s Afternoon Blend

In honour of Afternoon Tea this week, I've decided to review a classic choice for this joyous occasion: the eponymous Afternoon Blend. Many tea merchants will have a variant of this, including Whittard and Twinings, but I have chosen Fortnum & Mason's blend as it was recently given to me as gift and I like [...]

Afternoon Tea is delicious, but what is the history behind it?

The fanciest of china sets, fresh scones, clotted cream and strawberry jam, mini cakes and finger sandwiches. What's there not to love? The British tradition of Afternoon Tea has certainly seen a rise in popularity recently, but where does it come from? With Afternoon Tea Week just around the corner, it's time to find out. [...]