Monday 14th August 2017 marks the start of this year’s Afternoon Tea week!
Yep, a whole week where you can enjoy as much afternoon tea as you can stomach, guilt free. Right?
The celebration is brought to us from Afternoon Tea.co.uk, the group who lists all top places and twisted take son the Great British Classic.
Afternoon Tea was initially developed as a private social event for ladies who climbed the echelons of society. It was only when Queen Victoria engaged in the Afternoon Tea ritual that it became a formal occasion on a larger scale, known as ‘tea receptions’.
These receptions could have as many as two hundred guests with an open ‘at home’ invitation to visit between 4pm and 7pm, during which they could come and go as they pleased; this was the genesis of the Afternoon Tea as we know it.
In Britain today Afternoon Tea is usually enjoyed as an occasional indulgence or to celebrate a special event such as a birthday, or a pre-wedding or baby shower party with a group of friends.
La Suite West, Hyde Park famed for it’s Vegan afternoon tea are offering a 25% discount on their gorgeous offering from 14th -20th August.