The British tradition of High Tea began in the mid 1700s as an afternoon meal usually served between 3 and 4 o'clock.
Initially, it was a meal for the working man, taken standing up or sitting on tall stools, thus 'high'.
Tea with cakes, scones, even cheese on toast would have been served. Gradually, this afternoon meal became more known as an important event on the social calendars of Ladies and Gentlemen, rather than a meal for the working man.
For the 'Leisure Classes', High Tea served a practical purpose, allowing Ladies and Gentleman the opportunity of a substantial meal before attending the theatre, or playing cards. (It might be a long time before Evening Supper could be taken!)
It was around this time that John Montagu, the Fourth Earl of Sandwich, had the idea of placing meat and other fillings between two slices of bread.
Thus, the High Tea sandwich was created.
Courtesy of the British Empire, the tradition of High Tea spread across the globe, where it has remained a popular event ever since.
If you would like to order your very own High Tea, please get in touch to discuss your personalized options.
On Special This Week: 1 xbatch of Banana and Chocolate chip Muffins and 1 x batch of Salted Peanut and Chocolate Chip Cookies
Have a look at the weekly menu below
Angie Cunniffe Scrumptious Home Baking
Banana & Chocolate Chip
Muffins An ideal morning tea snack that is not over indulgent. 12 regular-size =
Salted Peanut and Chocolate Chip Cookies Crunchy but also slightly chewy cookie made with Salted peanuts and dark chocolate chips.
They freeze well 28+ biscuits =
(Gluten Free) Date, Carrot and Cranberry Loaf No refined sugars, sweetened with natural ingredients Can be done withnormal flour. Freezes well. 9 x 19 = $28 GF or
Kumara and Bacon Muffins A fantastic savoury option 12 regular muffins = $26
Chocolate Brownie A rich, gooey brownie with a crunchy top. Can also be made gluten free. Medium 20 x 24cm = $24 (GF = $27)
Large 24 x 37cm =
$40 (GF = $45)
Yoghurt and Pear Syrup Cake This cake has lemon zest in the batter with natural unsweetened yoghurt, the pears are placed on top of the cake. After it is baked a lemon syrup is poured over the cake making it delicious and moist. 25cm round =$40
THIS WEEK'S BONUS Ginger and Almond Slice This slice has the warming flavours of ground and crystalized ginger. The almond meal in the batter and the flaked almonds on top of the slice give it a wonderful nutty taste. 20 cm x 25 cm = $38