Afternoon tea is an old English tradition that originated in 1840 in England. The English royals had to wait a long time between lunch and dinner back then and came up with Afternoon Tea as a way to have an afternoon meal. Later on, Afternoon Tea became a break from the everyday stresses where you could sit down and enjoy a cup of tea with a delicious sandwich or scone.
Mitchell's Afternoon Tea consists of small British sandwiches, fresh fruit, homemade scones with lemon curd, clotted cream and jam, and small cakes. Everything is served with complimentary tea, exactly as it was done back then.
In 18th-century England, the most distinguished "upper-class" ladies often dressed festively in long dresses, gloves, and extravagant hats when they were served Afternoon Tea around 5 pm. It was a festive event to be part of.
The wonderful tea break has gradually become a well-known event at social gatherings and it is definitely worth trying if you begin feeling peckish in the afternoon.
We are also able to make afternoon tea to larger groups, and to take away for special occasions.