Is it tea o’clock already?
Afternoon tea was introduced in England by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, in the year 1840.
The Duchess would become hungry around four o’clock in the afternoon. The evening meal in her household was served fashionably late at eight o’clock, thus leaving a long period of time between lunch and dinner.
The Duchess asked that a tray of tea, bread and butter and cake be brought to her room during the late afternoon.
This became a habit of hers and she began inviting friends to join her. Traditionally, high tea was a working-class meal served on a high table at the end of the workday, shortly after 5 p.m.
At Tea Jolie however, it is teatime all day long.
Our High Tea
We complete our high tea with traditional afternoon tea finger sandwiches (cucumber/cream cheese – ham/cheese – or on demand).
Our scones are homemade every morning to guarantee you fresh scones. The only question to ask yourself is: clotted cream or jam first? (For the ignorant: scones are small, lightly sweetened cakes made from flour, butter, and milk.)
Each high tea ends with a taste of sweetness: choose between our cupcakes, our carrot cake, our brownies, or blondies, or maybe our Victoria Sponge? The choice is all yours.