What’s In The Packet?
vegan. gluten free. 100% natural.
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In its natural state, if you’re a purist at heart, so you can soak in the depth and nuance of its floral flavour. For sugar lovers, a traditional touch of your favourite sweetener will lift the elegant notes of English Afternoon Tea, while a dash of milk makes for a sumptuous experience.
In fine china or your favourite teacups to heighten the elegance and make it a truly regal affair for your guests. On cold days, up the indulgence with a knitted tea cosy and mugs you can wrap your frosty fingers around.
Afternoon sunshine and its own tasty self! If you’re peckish and after some pampering, serve traditional scones, cream, and jam with your English Afternoon Tea. You may also wish to consider lemon drizzle cake, Victorian sponge cake, an indulgent chocolate cake, or pastries like banoffee pie or Bakewell tarts. For a truly sumptuous affair, create a full afternoon tea (known as ‘high tea’ outside of the UK) by adding a selection of sweet treats and some savouries like cucumber, egg and cress, or roast beef and horseradish sandwiches. Of course, you should feel free to keep it simple with biscuits or your favourite bakery treat.
Enjoy a cup of English Afternoon tea any time the desire for it takes your fancy. Though its perfect as an afternoon pick-me-up, evenings should be reserved for those who can roll with a late-night caffeine buzz.
For a softer buzz
1 tsp per cup
3 – 5 min
Add 1 tsp of tea to a teapot. Pour in 200 ml of water boiled to 100°C. Steep for 3 – 5 min. Strain into cup. Sweeten to taste.
Brew it the traditional English way
Boil freshly drawn ambient water in a teakettle to 100°C;. Warm a ceramic teapot by rinsing with the hot water. Add 1 tsp of tea per cup to the teapot and 1 for the pot. Pour in the hot water. Stir and steep covered for 3 – 5 min. Strain into cup. Sweeten to taste. Best served in your finest china with milk or a slice of lemon and sugar on the side. Finesse your English tea-drinking etiquette with these handy tips; stir your tea by placing the spoon in a 6 o'clock position in your cup, then back towards 12 o'clock while not clinking against the sides. Place your teaspoon on the saucer with the handle pointing in the same direction as the cup handle. Hold the cup handle with your thumb and forefinger. No pinkies up! Never allow your cup to travel more than 30 cm from your saucer. As for milk in first or last, you choose your side in the debate! Sip with poise and enjoy on its own or with cucumber sandwiches, scones and cake.