Celebrate Afternoon Tea Week with tea and cake by post
Tea and cake by post? Yes please, don’t mind if I do.
Afternoon Tea Week is a Great British tradition. In the UK, we celebrate this tradition from 9th -15th August 2021. Fancy joining with family and friends for a little afternoon treat?
To join in with the celebrations, we’re sending out FREE Tea Pigs ‘Everyday Brew’ tea bags with all orders of cake by post between the 9th and 15th August 2021.
Tea Pigs are the first to be awarded the Plastic-Free Trustmark from A Plastic Planet. A status awarded to food and drink products packaged without plastics.
They ‘always try to do the right thing’, giving back to tea growing communities through their ethical scheme and striving to make Teapigs HQ a great place to work.
The history of afternoon tea
Afternoon tea is a typically light meal, normally enjoyed between 3.30pm and 5pm. It originated among the wealthy in England in the 1840’s.
Anna Maria, Duchess of Bedford, is widely credited with inventing afternoon tea in England as a late-afternoon meal.
Most commonly, an afternoon tea comprises of crustless finger sandwiches (often egg and cress, cucumber and/or salmon), cakes (often a Victoria Sponge cake), pastries, scones, cream, jam and butter, and tea. It’s all in the presentation – food must be delicately assembled and presented with finesse.
Nowadays, ladies throughout Great Britain frequently enjoy sandwiches, cake and tea as a special treat with their friends. A nice glass of bubbly often will make an appearance on the menu these days too.
Alternatively, if you want to read more about our cakes, the ingredients we use or get some inspiration for your next bake, pop over to our Cakespiration blog and have a look at what we’ve been up to.
“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.”
— Henry James