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All Local Father's Day Orders will be Delivered on June 15th, All Shipped Orders Should be Placed by June 9th.

The Origin & Art of Afternoon Tea

The taking of a proper afternoon tea began in around 1840 when Anna the duchess of Bedford discovered a sinking feeling around 4pm.
For me, it began at age 15 at the Drake hotel in Chicago, and at 4 years old for Lexie, when I decided to introduce her to the civilized tradition of taking tea.
This tradition and love to us, has continued through time. Sometimes being served and mostly serving others, little did Anna know that her partaking in bread, butter, cakes, and tea, would become a unique experience, and shared for special occasions, becoming a bit more elaborate in current day.
Building a Proper Tiered Tray
Begin with the bottom tier, adding your savory tea sandwiches in a variety of flavors & shapes. 
Moving up to the second tier, enjoy your homemade scones with cream & jam. An afternoon tea essential. 
On the top & final tier, indulge in your sweets course. From tea cakes & tarts, to  cookies & petite pastries, you will finish your afternoon tea properly.
Image Credit: Collins & Sweezey
 

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