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A Beautiful Afternoon Tea With Pukka Home Tea Set

A Beautiful Afternoon Tea With Pukka Home Tea Set

I am dreaming of a nice afternoon tea with the my regular fellowship group. Having attended a recent tea party where a close gal showed off her new British Tea Set, I am now all in love with the good looking tea cup set. They certainly make the tea seem more delightful.

As a result of this desire, I went out and purchase this Pukka Home Tea Set after evaluating a few choices. Now here is the dilemma : I have sent out invite for an afternoon tea gathering. What should be on the table with my dreamy Pukka set ?

This is my initial food layout to entertain my kakis.

Arrival Drinks

I plan to offer a variety of teas, like Earl Grey, chai, peppermint, camomile, fruit and English Breakfast. Iced tea for the children is also on the menu since the weather is warmer . I am sure that adding a touch of fizz will get the kids excited.

The spread

There aren't any rules when it comes to the food, but a standard afternoon tea comprises a tier of sandwiches, a tier of cakes and one of scones or teacakes. However, you could also throw in pastries, petits fours or biscuits.


  • Egg & cress club sandwich
  • Carrot & raisin sandwiches
  • Salmon club sandwich
  • Best ever crab sandwiches
  • Smoked salmon & avocado open sandwich on rye bread

I am thinking of scones too. They are best eaten on the day and don't take long to prepare. To reduce the workload on the day, I plan to freeze a batch of scones a day before. This will allow me to defrost them in a low oven on the day of afternoon tea and have them served warm with lashings of cream and jam. This would be yummy !


  • Classic scones with jam & clotted cream
  • Fruit scones
  • Cherry scones


  • Strawberry jam
  • Raspberry jam
  • Blackcurrant jam


The mere mention of Parisian-standard pastry is enough to create excitement for the party. These are my selections for pick up at my favorite bakery.

  • Raspberry millefeuilles
  • Mini eclairs
  • Chinon apple tarts
  • Salted caramel & popcorn crumble choux buns

What do you think of the afternoon tea menu ? Do you think I would be able to get everything ready for the party ?

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