There is something special about ‘High Tea’ which has become so popular in recent years. I love the British tradition of making ‘tea time’ special and using beautiful teapots, cups and saucers. It brings back an age of refinement, very ‘Downton Abbey’ style and I always like to add a glass of bubbles to make it an occasion.
Here are my tips for creating your own ‘High Tea’ occasion. Plus I’ve put together some of my favourite quick and easy recipes for making your own special ‘High Tea’. Perfect for a birthday, mother’s day, baby shower or just a social catch up. These mini versions of old time favourites will be sure to please.
So dust off your best china, lay the table – Oh and don’t forget some bubbles!
What you will need
I’ve listed below what you could use for that extra special occasion. However it doesn’t matter if you don’t have all of the items. The main thing is to have everything matching and they don’t have to be expensive. You might even want to try a colour scheme or theme depending on the occasion.
China teapot, sugar bowl and milk jug
Cups, saucers, teaspoons
Dessert forks and spoons
Try to select a colour to match your china setting
I love a crisp white cloth to me it oozes elegance however you can select a colour if you wish – it is your ‘high tea’.
I always think a glass of bubbly makes any occasion special! You can add orange juice if you prefer.
Tiered Cake Stand
You can select anything for your high tea but try to include a mixture of sweet and savoury. I’ve listed below some ideas and you can click on the links to get the recipe.
There are so many flavours of tea these days that we are spoilt for choice. My favourite is still Earl Grey but why not visit your local tea shop and get some ideas to try something new.
Chocolate Mousse in Shot Glasses
Chocolate Mousse is delicious and makes a special addition to your High Tea Menu. So quick and easy to make. Click here for the Recipe
Mini Scones with jam and cream
What High Tea Menu would be complete without the traditional scones, jam and cream. Try these dainty sized mouthfuls of deliciousness! Click here for the Recipe
Ribbon Finger sandwiches
Dainty and with delicate fillings these finger sandwiches are one of the musts for a high tea.
These are a savoury addition to any high tea and are Also great for parties or snacks.