Afternoon English Tea Party

Afternoon English Tea Party

Let us accept that when we hear the word “party” we eventually feel a sort of excitement. We usually associate bigger things to the word, like the usual reaction “Let’s party”, and we even feel some sort of a heavenly atmosphere. Right?

So as we all know, party refers to a social gathering which is intended primarily for celebration or recreation. In such occasion, we expect some enjoyment and pleasure. However, beyond that simple idea, there are classes of parties that most of the people often enjoy. In this article, I will be discussing mainly on the nature of the Afternoon English tea party.

For your information, the English tea party is actually a social gathering within a formal or stuffy atmosphere. The English tea party has its own classification, like the afternoon English tea party. Typically, the Afternoon English tea party is usually served between 3 o’clock and 5 o’clock and was primarily intended for the aristocratic families with their lifestyle. The Afternoon English tea party is said to be very elegant and fashionable. This for the fact that the Afternoon English tea party is performed with a high demand for elegant tea wares such as silver and fine bona china, trays, cake stands, servers, tea caddies, tea strainers, tea tales, and tea pots.

 

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And as times continue on its pace, the English lifestyle then changed and as such the formal Afternoon English tea party died. However, there was a revival of the Afternoon English tea party in recent years as the English people once again appreciate and enjoy the elegance and fashion of the Afternoon English tea party. It is interesting to know that the Afternoon English tea party has adopted the “Cream Tea” where pastries with gunky cream and jam are served and become the main attraction in an Afternoon English tea party. Such cream tea is served with a steaming pot of the English tea.

In an Afternoon English tea party the presence of sandwiches and pastries is common however in an Afternoon English tea party, there are also other choices that include muffins, crumpets, bread and butter, cakes, cookies or biscuits, gingerbread, fruits, and selected jellies and jams, preserves, lemon curd, and gummy cream. Of course, in an Afternoon English tea, the highlight is the tea.

Finally, in an Afternoon English tea party the tea is prepared and served from a tea pot, and the brewing of the English tea is very important. And normally in an Afternoon English tea party, the host or hostess is the one who pours the tea and serves the food. The guests in an Afternoon English tea party are said to have seated around the table or else in armchairs with an end table nearby for them to rest their cups and saucers, teaspoons, plate, napkins, knife and fork. Such is the usual tradition of the Afternoon English tea party.

 

Karen Moore