What makes the perfect afternoon tea?

Almond biscuits, tea and honey, blue cloth

The art of the afternoon blend

You simply cannot argue with teas that have been specially blended to pair perfectly with a big slice of cake or a dunked biscuit! If we’re honest, all of our loose leaf afternoon teas make exceptional drinking at any time of the day but we know that for many of us a quiet moment in the afternoon can be a real reviver. A chance to sip on something really special in a moment of calm can be an important part of our daily ritual.

Lower caffeine and delicate flavours

Afternoon teas have typically been chosen for their slightly lower caffeine levels than ‘kickstarter’ breakfast teas. They tend to be lighter and more delicate than their morning counterparts. The blenders aim is to create a tea that complements, rather than masks, the delicate flavours of an afternoon treat.

Which afternoon teas should I try?

For the best of afternoon drinking you can’t do better than the exquisite French Afternoon Tea, aka L’Heure du Thé: a blend of vanilla, Earl Grey, lavender and jasmine. Or you could try the evocatively named Fruits of Samarkand: black and green teas blended with a medley of dried fruits. 

A regal cuppa!

Our bestselling afternoon tea is undoubtedly the regal Prince of Wales: a blend of Assam and Ceylon black teas with a touch of green gunpowder and natural blackcurrant flavouring. No wonder this velvety tea was the favourite tea of Edward, Prince of Wales.  

The perfect pairing for high tea

Whether you’re laying out a spread of scones, jam, cakes and cucumber sandwiches or simply curling up with a book in your favourite chair then we have the perfect afternoon tea for you.