The story of afternoon tea
Afternoon tea is the most quintessential English custom. However, perhaps surprisingly it is a relatively new tradition. While the custom of drinking tea dates back to the third millennium BC in China (Johnson, 2015). Then it started to get popular during the 1660s in England because of King Chales II and his wife the Portuguese Infanta Catherine de Braganza (Johnson, 2015). Hence, it was not until the mid 19th century that the concept of ‘afternoon tea’ first appeared. In this article, let us bring you to a few of the best high tea places in the UK.
Afternoon Tea at The Park Room
Their afternoon tea is served daily at their Grosvenor House. The Afternoon Tea offers a selection of delicate finger sandwiches, daily baked scones and tantalising pastries hand crafted by their Pastry Team. They also have food for vegetarians. In addition their scones are one of the highlights of the afternoon tea. Most importantly, there is a professional pianist. The music is from a very skilled pianist but what really elevates the experience.
The Colonnades at the Signet Library
This beautiful place is located in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town on the Royal Mile, Colonnades at the Signet Library is the perfect place for ‘Edinburgh’s finest afternoon tea’ and champagne. Furthermore, one of their customers also quoted: “In a spectacular building surrounded by lots of books makes you feel so warm and relaxed! Was really something that I will remember for a while”.
Afternoon Tea at The Connaught
Next is the Afternoon tea at the Connaught puts a playful, contemporary twist on this time-honoured British tradition. Allowing them to whisk you away on a sensational journey through taste and texture in the heart of London – with a few unexpected surprises along the way. Customers even rated on google saying it is Absolutely great option for afternoon tea. Hence, Mayfair is such a beautiful area of London.
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