English Tea and polite manners

“The afternoon tea table is the same in its service whether in the tiny bandbox home of the newest bride, or in the drawing room of Mrs Worldly of Great Estates.” Emily Post, Etiquette in Society, 1922 Tea in the afternoon – the 300 year social ritual Tea, the old-fashioned ritual, still takes place in…… Continue reading English Tea and polite manners

The Cream Tea

A West Country Delicacy The Cream Tea is a regional delicacy associated with the south west England (colloquially known as The West Country). Clotted Cream is the essential ingredient of a Cream Tea. The components of a Cream Tea are very simple. Clotted Cream, a luxurious freshly-produced replacement to butter provides the unique quality of…… Continue reading The Cream Tea