English afternoon tea or simply Afternoon tea is a British tradition that involves enjoying a light meal of tea, sandwiches, scones, and cakes in the mid-afternoon, typically between 3:30 and 5 pm. It originated in the 1840s as a way for the upper class to bridge the gap between lunch and a late dinner.


Afternoon tea is a social occasion that can be enjoyed with friends, family, or even as a solo treat. It's a great way to relax and unwind in the afternoon.[1]

See also


  1. ^ "AfternoonTeaing - The best places for afternoon tea near you!". afternoonteaing.com. Retrieved 2024-04-02.

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