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5 Reasons Why Afternoon Tea is the Perfect Way to Relax

Afternoon tea is one of the most popular (and tasty) British traditions, providing a touch of luxury in a wide variety of different locations. In this blog, we'll take a quick look at five top reasons why afternoon tea is the ideal way to relax and unwind...


There's lots of variety

Afternoon tea needn't be restricted to simple finger sandwiches and traditional teas. New varieties also often add a modern spin, allowing for greater options when you select your own tea experience. These can range from experiences catering to your sweet tooth, right through to elaborately themed events.


Afternoon tea is rich with history

Enjoying afternoon tea is a great way to connect with a traditional part of British culture. The craze started in 1840 with the Duchess of Bedford, and allowed aristocratic ladies a chance to enjoy a small meal before dining late in the evening. It soon caught on, and filtered down into all corners of society. The popularity of afternoon tea has only continued to grow in the intervening years.


It's the ideal gift

Thanks to the 'specialness' of afternoon tea, it makes the perfect way to not only relax, but to treat a loved one. Forever associated with luxury, it's a gift they won't soon forget! Made to be shared, afternoon tea provides a social, indulgent way to catch up with the people you care about the most.


Afternoon tea is delicious

It goes without saying that afternoon tea is delicious! Whatever kind of cakes or savoury treats you're interested in, the sheer variety on offer means there's always something you'll enjoy. If you're not a fan of tea, you can even opt for one of the more opulent champagne-themed afternoon teas.


It suits any budget

The thought of spending lots of money on afternoon tea can sometimes be off-putting, but no matter the budget you have planned, there's sure to be an afternoon tea to suit you perfectly. More and more venues are offering this tasty treat at different price points, ensuring everyone can join in the fun! With a wide variety of locations listed on our website, you'll soon be well on your way to enjoying an afternoon tea of your very own.


If you're interested in planning your own afternoon tea experience, have a look at our listings to find your dream destination.

Brianna Elsley