Afternoon Tea Week is upon us

This week, 11-17 August, is Afternoon Tea Week and The Afternoon Team has organised some scrumptious-looking teatime deals all over the country. You can find these listed with pictures of the various enticing spreads on the website,web

Some interesting facts about tea to enliven your teatime conversation are that 52% Britons favour tea as the best hot drink. Turkey is the top tea-drinking country.  Smoked salmon and cream cheese is the most popular sandwich.  English Breakfast and Earl Grey are the two most popular tea blends taken with milk. The Victoria sponge was named after Queen Victoria who liked a slice with her afternoon tea.

And a fact from the London Silver Vaults: Silver tea sets and teapots are still among the favourite items purchased at the London Silver Vaults.silvervaults-009