What is Afternoon Tea?


What is Afternoon Tea?

Served on the elegant three-tiered tray, this is a full meal which includes savories and tea sandwiches, two different types of scones or breads including our St. James traditional Cream Scones, and a variety of sweets and desserts, all hand made on site by our chefs. The food is truly indulgent: sweet pastry crusts, butter-rich scones served with our homemade lemon curd and clotted cream.The dainty morsels are rich, but meant to chasten the appetite, not conquer it. This rich fare is balanced by the equally traditional slice of cucumber or sprig of watercress served on thin bread with a bit of herbed butter.


Afternoon tea is a resplendent affair, reflecting a more serene and gracious age. It is meant to be enjoyed slowly, savoring each bite, each sip. It is a comfort, an indulgence, a sweet respite from our work-a-day busyness.

“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.”

-Henry James
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