There a few things more quintessentially British than afternoon tea, with its towers of finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones and tea served in bone china. You not be able to get the full experience at one of the many places in town that serve afternoon tea but you don’t have to settle for mug of builder’s tea and a stale biscuit at home because you can now get it delivered….
Ham Yard Hotel – the Soho hotel is boxing up its signature afternoon tea and delivering it to London postcodes. As well as a bag of loose leaf tea and scones with cream and jam, it includes treats chorizo sausage rolls, tomato arancini, chocolate tiffin and pistachio macarons.
The Dorchester – if you want to get that 5* feeling at home then The Dorchester is the way to go. Their afternoon tea hampers include a tea selection; sandwiches like oak smoked salmon and cucumber & cream cheese; scones, clotted cream and jam; and pastries like bergamot & dark chocolate tart and apricot & almond financiers. If you want to go properly all out, you can add in table arrangements and a bouquet of flowers too.
The Gentlemen Baristas – the may be best known for coffee but that hasn’t stopped The Gentlemen Baristas from getting into the afternoon tea game. Their afternoon tea for 2 boxes, which can be delivered all over London, contain sarnies like roast red pepper with Emmental & chopped walnuts and proscuitto, rocket & parmesan; fresh baked scones; and their best-selling coffee & walnut cake. Obviously you need tea for afternoon tea, which is in there, but they also include a bag of ground to order single origin coffee too.
The Indytute – London Kitchen Deliveries has teamed up with The Indytute to provide cream tea boxes for Londoners who want some socially-distanced fun times. The boxes include scones with clotted cream and jam, sausage rolls, butternut squash frittatas, limoncello possets, sticky toffee pudding muffins, limoncello possets and more, so all you need to do is provide the tea.
Cutter & Squidge – the London-based bakery is taking its afternoon tea across the country with its at-home boxes including scones, dreamcake slices, brownies and loose leaf tea. If you always thought that the sandwiches in an afternoon tea were just fillers then this is the one for you.
Devon Heaven – if you’re looking for a good cream tea go straight to the source, and that’s Devon. There are a whole range of hampers on offer from Devon Heaven, which all include award winning scones and local jam and clotted cream.