British bakes – Afternoon Tea

A bit of history …

Sometime in the mid 1800’s, Anna Russell, the 7th Duchess of Bedford, felt a bit peckish in the afternoon, so she decided to ask her staff to prepare a pot of tea and some light food. It quickly became a daily habit and after sharing this occasion with friends, a new social event was born.

Lady Bedford had inadvertedly invented the Afternoon Tea!

What is Afternoon Tea?

Afternoon Tea is usually served in the afternoon and consists of finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream & jam and small pastries. For drinks, tea, coffee and champagne are traditionally served.

Check here to learn more about the history of Afternoon Tea or what to put on the menu

Lady Beford organizes Afternoon Tea parties once every two months at la Verrière by Mieu. You can find pictures of previous Afternoon Tea parties and the dates of the upcoming events.

Afternoon Tea @home

Lady Bedford can help you organise your own Afternoon Tea at home or at another location. In addition to the food, I also provide teapots/cutlery/plates/ tired stands, …

For further information or prices, you can contact me by email (

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