High tea or afternoon tea?

Afternoon tea: the dainty little meal with cute sandwiches, cakes and so on, like you get in posh hotels and grand houses.

High tea: a more substantial meal, taken in the late afternoon. May well include hot dishes such as ham and eggs, and rustic items like bread-and-butter and hefty fruit cakes. The sort of thing the Famous Five would eat on one of their farmhouse holidays.

Oh, how I hate it when people confuse the two! Although any tea is a good tea…


  1. I shall endeavor to avoid confusion! :)

  2. Aha Mim l was wondering the difference! My grandpa used to have high tea. O am much more an afternoon tea person :)


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