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|Sometimes mistakenly referred to as "High Tea" q.v.|
During the early nineteenth century Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford reportedly complained of being hungry during the late afternoon. People at that time usually only ate two meals a day; breakfast, and then dinner at 8 p.m. The answer for the Duchess was a pot a tea and a light snack in the early afternoon.
Eventually she invited friends to join her and this practice proved very popular. Other social hostesses quickly picked up on this novel idea and the practice became respectable enough to move it into the drawing room. Before long all of fashionable society was sipping tea and nibbling sandwiches in the middle of the afternoon.
Afternoon Tea at The Kitchen Witch - $17.00 per person
We will be offering afternoon tea on Wednesdays during August.
Advance reservations are recommended to ensure adequate selection, and to ensure that we can accommodate any dietary restrictions. Gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan and dairy-free are available upon request.
Choose from over 200 varieties for your individual pot of tea.
Groups of four may substitute a pot of blooming tea
All sandwiches and most desserts are available gluten-free
Sandwiches: cucumber, salmon, egg salad, vegan cream cheese & jam, tomato
Assorted desserts: squares, truffles, cakes, baklava, cookies, tarts, fudge
Cream scone and currant scone with butter and homemade preserves
For reservations please call 902-886-2092