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HOST YOUR OWN VINTAGE TEA PARTY
Afternoon tea with beautiful vintage china available for you to enjoy at your chosen venue. Ideal for special celebrations, such as:
♦ Birthdays ♦ Anniversaries ♦ Mother’s Day ♦ Father’s Day ♦ Retirement Parties ♦ Staff Parties ♦ Hen Parties ♦ ♦ Business Lunches ♦ Exam Celebrations ♦ Hen Parties ♦ Baby Showers ♦ Afternoon Tea Week ♦
All you need to do is put together the cake stands and provide hot water and milk for the tea!
GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE
Price: £18.00/head Minimum order: 8 people Maximum order: 24 people
- Grated cheese finger sandwiches
- Ham finger sandwiches
- Kettle chips
- Plain scones
- Clotted cream and jam
- Selection of homemade cakes
- Twinings tea bags
- Fresh fruit skewers (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, red and green grapes) – add £1.00 per person
- Cherry tomatoes and olives – add £1.00 per person
Teacups and saucers, tea plates, cake plates, 3-tier cake stands (one stand per 4 guests), sugar bowls, milk jugs, sugar tongs, teapots, vintage knives, silver teaspoons, sugar cubes, serviettes and vintage bunting
If you require additional items of food or china, please ask for a quote – thank you!
Please let us know of any special dietary requirements and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
Prices exclude delivery. All afternoon tea packages may be collected from and delivered back to Teisen Deg and no delivery charge will be added. Please see Terms and Conditions for details.
Please note: the vintage china will need to be carefully wiped and re-packaged; due to the delicate nature of the china, it cannot be washed in a dishwasher. All china must be returned re-packaged as received in its original packaging. We would appreciate honesty in reporting any damage on return of the china – a summary of charges for loss or damage will be detailed on your order form. The goods remain the property of Teisen Deg during the hire period.
History of Afternoon Tea Week
Afternoon Tea Week was established to help secure a tradition that has graced British afternoons since the 1840s. In those days, dinner often wasn’t served until 8pm, and lunch wasn’t actually a thing, so what was a hungry person to do? Create a new mini-meal in the middle of the day of course! Traditionally this meal contains tiny finger sandwiches, scones with jam and clotted cream, and sweet dainties like cakes and pastries to help lift the spirits, bolster energy, and see you through the rest of the day.
This simple afternoon meal grew into a social event, especially for those who spent their lives in the upper echelons of the day’s society. This became even more prominent once Queen Victoria herself took part in this tradition. At that point the concept of the ‘tea reception’ was born: lavish and fancy afternoon repasts that could host anywhere from a close collection of friends to a couple of hundred of society’s most important faces.
As the name suggests, tea was a central part of this meal, a tradition started by Anna, 7th Duchess of Bedford. She often found herself feeling weary or worn down in the middle of the day, and a pot of tea with a snack just seemed to be the best way to take care of it. She soon invited friends to join her for walks in the field, and the snowball that would become Afternoon Tea began.
Photos courtesy of Vintagehope.co.uk and Scooter Photography