Host an intimate tea party for you and your closest lady friends. What a great excuse for that lovely tea set that has been collecting dust in your china cabinets.
Afternoon (or low) tea – Served between 3pm – 5pm accompanied with scones or little sweet bites of jam and bread.
High Tea- Served between 5pm-6pm accompanied with old meats, eggs or fish, cakes and sandwiches
Bit of trivia: “In its origin, the term “high tea” was used as a way to distinguish it from “low tea” or afternoon tea. The words ‘low’ and ‘high’ refer to the tables from which either tea meal was eaten. Low tea was served in a sitting room where low tables (like a coffee table) were placed near sofas or chairs generally. The word high referred to a table, this one in a dining room table, and it would be loaded with substantial dinner dishes – meats, cheese, breads, perhaps the classic shepherd’s pie or steak and kidney pie.” source Wikipedia