What is a Cream Tea?
A cream tea is a popular tradition that originated in Devon and Cornwall in the United Kingdom. It is a type of afternoon tea usually made up of scones, jam, clotted cream and tea. The Cream Tea is a popular social event and an enjoyable afternoon snack.
How to make a Cream Tea
A Cream Tea is a simple yet delicious snack. To make a Cream Tea you will need:
- Scones: Scones can be store-bought or homemade. If you are making them at home, use your favorite scone recipe.
- Jam: Any type of jam can be used. The most popular options are strawberry, raspberry, and blackberry.
- Clotted Cream: Clotted cream is a thick, creamy topping that is popular in the United Kingdom. It can be found in many specialty food stores.
- Tea: You can use any type of tea for your Cream Tea. It is traditional to serve it black with milk and sugar.
Serving a Cream Tea
The most traditional way to serve a Cream Tea is to put the scones on a plate with a small pot of jam and a dish of clotted cream. Serve each scone with a dollop of jam on one side and a dollop of cream on the other side.
Add a pot of hot tea to the table and allow each person to enjoy the Cream Tea according to their own tastes. Enjoy the afternoon out of doors if possible and take the time to savor the delicious flavors of the Cream Tea.
The Cream Tea is a popular tradition in the UK and is an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon!