Afternoon Tea FAQ’s

Marygreen Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea at the Marygreen Manor Hotel

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we know our amazing Afternoon Teas will be becoming super popular as they always do on this special day. Despite their popularity, it’s amazing the amount of people who aren’t actually aware of “Afternoon Tea Etiquette”. To keep you in the know, however, we’ve rounded up some of the best Afternoon Tea FAQ’s

 

  1. What should I wear? – when it comes to Afternoon Tea, dress code happens to be a frequently asked question. What should one wear on such a formal occasion? Here at the Marygreen Manor, we have a “smart casual” dress code which means while a tie isn’t required, flip flops and trainers aren’t usually encouraged. For all the ladies out there, it’s the perfect excuse to get dressed up.
  2. Can I dunk biscuits in my tea? – this is usually discouraged. In the privacy of one’s own home, dunking your digestive in your cuppa is most certainly the thing to do however when taking Afternoon Tea, it’s suggested to leave this little tradition behind.
  3. Cream or Jam first? – one of the most integral parts of Afternoon Tea is enjoying a delicious, freshly baked scone with clotted cream and jam but which goes on first? This particular mystery, along with the meaning of life and how long a piece of string is, just so happens to be one of life’s on going debates. Cornwall, home of the cream tea, believe that you slather on the jam before topping it off with the clotted cream whereas Devon believe the opposite. At the end of the day, we think it’s complete personal preference.
  4. Is it pinkies up? – this is a hugely common misconception. People believe stretching their little finger out helps balance the cup when taking a sip of their tea however, not only is this not the case but it’s just a little silly too. Hold a cup how you normally would and enjoy without partaking in one of Afternoon Teas most common faux pas.
  5. How should I eat my scone? – some people believe that you should break a small piece of your scone off and then slather in cream and jam. This was all to avoid any “social mishaps. Here at the Marygreen Manor however we say simply slice your scone in half and enjoy!

 

For more information on our famous Afternoon Teas or our Mother’s Day Lunch this March, contact us today.

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