Caroline Hope’s English Tea

How to create your own traditional afternoon tea party at home

tea: A meal or social entertainment at which tea is served; esp. an ordinary afternoon or evening meal, at which the beverage is tea, 1738.”

the shorter oxford english dictionary on historical principles
first edition, published 1933
Tea set: Jean Etienne Liotard © Getty Museum

English tea: the meal and event

Descriptions and behaviour associated with English tea drinking.

Scones, Sponge Cake and shortbread

Food & recipes

Traditional recipes for your own tea party.

Earl Grey, Darjeeling and English Breakfast tea tasting

English tea: from leaf to cup

How the tea we drink has changed down the centuries.

Caroline Hope

I am interested in all things relating to English tea; how it has shaped our lives and how we have shaped its consumption down the centuries.

Get In Touch

  • caroline@carolinehope.co.uk


West London, England

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