15 Afternoon Tea Party Treats and Drinks Ideas

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Planning a tea party for the first time can be quite daunting. What treats will you serve? What about the tea itself? What kind of food and tea pairings will you need? And no, not all afternoon tea parties have to be mega fancy. You do not need an expensive pastry stand with several cupcakes or a chocolate fountain. 

With that in mind, here are 15 afternoon tea party treats and drinks ideas you can easily prepare! 

15. Easy Lemon Mascarpone Cake

To make this delicious all-in-one lemon mascarpone cake, just toss everything together, pour into two pans and bake. Then sandwich together with a ridiculously easy 2-ingredient lemon mascarpone cream. It’s classic Victoria sponge meets lemon cake – perfect for a special occasion or just a simple afternoon tea.

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14. Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake With Lemon Icing

This delicious lemon bundt cake is filled with fresh blueberries and then topped with a sweet lemon icing. This Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake is the best dessert for lemon lovers!

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13. Fancy Tea Sandwiches

Fancy Tea Sandwiches can be a lot of fun. Here’s my recipe for Tarragon Chicken Salad sandwiches, as well as a few others.

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12. Chai Cookies

These easy vegan Chai Cookies are packed with aromatic spices and true Indian tea flavor. It’s made with oats and sweetened naturally with dates. These are oil free and healthy treat that pairs excellently with your favorite caffeine beverage or dairy free milk.

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11. Kiwi and Coconut Milk Chia Pudding (Vegan & GF)

Featured on the Shangri-La Hotel Toronto’s “Guilt-Free” Afternoon Tea, this kiwi chia seed parfait tastes creamy and indulgent, yet is high in fiber, healthy omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and nutrients.

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10. Recipes And Tips To Host The Perfect High Tea

It’s not always easy finding ways to surprise Mom considering she knows all the tricks in the book, right? And I’m sure you want to do something different to make her feel special. Breakfast in bed is old and treating her to dinner at her favorite restaurant, well, that has been done way too many times. But what about inviting the queen of your home to an unforgettable high tea?

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9. Lavender Tea Bread Recipe with Lemon Glaze

Lavender tea bread with lemon glaze is a sweet, floral infused bread perfect for drinking with tea or coffee. A heavier bread loaf, this recipe is easy for all baking levels and does well in any altitude. Make your own lemon glazed lavender tea bread with this easy to follow recipe.

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8. Cucumber Sandwiches

Cucumber Sandwiches are quintessential tea party fair – the perfect little nibble that’s light, fresh, and airy. They can be served in many different shapes, but they are always small finger food, made with thinly sliced cucumbers, a tangy herb spread, on soft, crustless bread.

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7. Strawberry Sweet Tea

We took our classic Southern-Style Sweet Tea recipe and gave it a strawberry twist! If you love iced tea and also anything with strawberries, then you will definitely love this Strawberry Sweet Tea.

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6. Tea Sandwiches {Perfect for an Afternoon Tea}

I love tea sandwiches! Maybe it’s their perfect size or maybe it’s because there’s always a sampling of so many varieties. Every establishment that serves Afternoon Tea has their own signature fillings.

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5. Fruit Tarts (Jam Tea Tarts)

These fruit tarts or jam tea tarts are something I’ve been making since I was a kid. Maybe you have too? When my mom would bake a pie, she’d always give me and my brother the scraps. With those scraps, we’d get to make our own mini jam tarts.

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4. Lavender Cookies {Shortbread}

Lavender cookies are delicately flavored shortbread with floral hints, for a subtly delicious tea biscuit. They pair well with a cup of tea.

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3. Raisin Scones – English Scones

I can guarantee you that this is an authentic English Scone recipe. I used this recipe for 7 years when I worked in a British tea shop and I got the personal approval of the owner’s British mom for my Raisin Scones.

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2. How to Make Lemon Curd

If you’ve been wondering how to make Lemon Curd I think you’ll be surprised how easy it is. This versatile Lemon Curd recipe can be made with or without gelatin.

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1. Classic Almond Petit Fours

Learn how to make classic Almond Petit Fours with rich almond cake and a quick fondant icing made from powdered sugar.

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15 Afternoon Tea Party Treats and Drinks Ideas

15 Afternoon Tea Party Treats and Drinks Ideas

Planning a tea party for the first time can be quite daunting. What treats will you serve? What about the tea itself? What kind of food and tea pairings will you need? And no, not all afternoon tea parties have to be mega fancy. You do not need an expensive pastry stand with several cupcakes or a chocolate fountain. 

Ingredients

  • Easy Lemon Mascarpone Cake
  • Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake With Lemon Icing
  • Fancy Tea Sandwiches
  • Kiwi and Coconut Milk Chia Pudding

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