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sandra

High Tea


As a fund raiser for local hospice usually do something over a Bank Holiday in our neighbourhood. Weather forecast not too great so what to do ? Plumped for high tea and to my surprise have had a huge response.

Anyone else still enjoying this very English tradition ?

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Yummy

High Tea, or Afternoon Tea ?

Yes Sandra, just a few weeks ago we had a "Tea" send off for friends moving down to the Bordeaux Region of France....not sure if it was High Tea or Afternoon Tea though, what is the difference ??

We had a huge variety of cakes, sandwiches, quiches and sausage rolls. Tea was served but there was also drinks available for anyone who wanted to partake.

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sandra

High tea

Well, I'm no historian Yummy but as a kid "afternoon tea" was served around 3pm. and was tea and cake.
High Tea was later and included meat etc.

No doubt I am woefully wrong !

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Kedgeree

High Tea

My memories are pretty much the same as yours Sandra.
Christmas 'High Tea' was extra special.

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Darkginger

High Tea

When I was young, we used to go on holiday to Peebles, in Scotland (we didn't go abroad until I was 13) - we used to stay at the Peebles Hydro (which I think is still going), and us young'uns used to have High Tea at about 6 pm, instead of the adults' dinner. It was things like (remember this was the 60s!) beans on toast, sardines, toasted sandwiches, poached eggs on toast, then scones or tea cakes, or maybe even ice cream!

Back then, at home we also had 'tea' ('will you come in for your tea?' Mum used to shout) rather than dinner as the last meal of the day. Dinner was something far more formal. I suppose things you ate for 'tea' were similar to things you'd eat for supper, only you ate them a lot earlier.

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Essex Girl

High Tea

When I was at primary school I used to have "school dinners" and then what was known as supper in the evening. Eventually supper became dinner but now some people call dinner supper again!

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Saffy

Afternoon Tea/High Tea

Afternoon tea to me is sandwiches, scones and cake. High Tea was more of a supper - ham sandwiches or sardines on toast and a piece of cake or jelly.

Mum and I went for a spa day recently and had afternoon tea - I scoffed all of my cakes and Mum asked for a "doggy bag"!

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Honey

High Tea

I've always associated High Tea with our visits to my Scottish Grannie and Granddad. We would have dinner in the middle of the day... broth and then :o( in the same bowl you would have your meat and tatties (they didn't seem to go in for the greens in those days!) and then we would have High Tea that was 9 times out of 10 a piece of fish... smoked haddock, herrings, kippers with a poached egg and often new potatoes. I always thought it odd that they had two cooked meals a day. They lived up on the coast in Aberdeenshire and fish was their staple diet.

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Essex Girl

Afternoon Tea

I actually did afternoon tea recently, with sandwiches, scones and cakes which were placed on a couple of tiered cake stands. Also got out the best china plus matching teapot - but there was wine too. The two men invited made an effort - they wore summer blazers and cravats to look the part. Hope to do it again soon in the garden when the summer comes.

 
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