En page 242 du Elle, hebdomadaire du 24 mars
The Afternoon Tea Tradition
Anna, 7th Duchess of Bedford, is reputed to have originated the idea of afternoon tea in the early 1800s. She conceived the idea of having tea in the afternoon to ward off the hunger pangs between lunch and dinner.
The Duchess started having a tray of tea with bread and butter served to her in the mid-afternoon.
It became a regular occurrence and she began to invite other high society ladies to join her. Along with tea, there would be small pastries with clotted cream or preserves, delicate sandwiches and scones. These habits soon became a good reason for social gatherings, and started a trend that is still very much a part of British life.
£16.50 per personSelection of sandwiches:
Egg mayonnaise and cress
Cream cheese and chive
Smoked salmon and cucumber
Ham and Dijon mustard
Selection of miniature cakes
Freshly baked scones, clotted cream and jam
Tea or coffee