There’s nothing more British than an afternoon tea. But is it really that British? We look at the history of the afternoon tea and what’s included, the difference between it, high tea and a cream tea, plus we look at the origins of tea and teapots.


What You’ll HearAfternoon tea for two, with scones, jam, cream and little cakes

  • 0:59: The international history of tea
  • 2:00: How tea reached Europe
  • 2:28: The invention of the teapot
  • 3:32: What is an afternoon tea?
  • 4:22: High tea
  • 4:48: The cream tea

Prefer to read? Click here for the transcript – no email required! This episode was inspired by two blogs, one about the history of tea and the other about dinner parties, which included a reference to afternoon tea.