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I love afternoon tea, it’s one of my favourite foodie treats. I absolutely adore spending a couple of hours with a good friend, treating ourselves to a pretty selection of goodies.
It’s possibly one of the most British traditions, but actually only dates back to the 19th century.
The tradition was introduced in 1840 by Anna, 7th Duchess of Bedford. Dinner was served at 8pm in her household at Woburn Abbey, and that meant a long wait from lunchtime until the evening meal. To stave off her hunger pangs, the Duchess began asking for a tray of tea, bread and butter and cake to be brought to her rooms in the late afternoon.
This habit became more sociable as she began inviting friends to join her in taking tea. And by the 1880s, society women would take afternoon tea in their drawing rooms at around 4pm.
You could win Afternoon Tea for Two, thanks to Red Letter Days. Keep reading to find out how to enter my giveaway for a chance to win this fantastic prize!
Some venues will put their own spin on afternoon tea, but the traditional meal follows the same basic format across the country.
You’ll start with a plate of dainty sandwiches with delicious fillings like smoked salmon and cream cheese, or the traditional thinly sliced cucumber. They may be cut into finger sandwiches or little triangles. But whatever the shape, the crusts must definitely be cut off!
Next you’ll have a plate of scones, which is my favourite part of afternoon tea.
The scones might be plain or fruited, and hopefully they’ll be served with plenty of jam and cream. Should you spread jam first, or cream? That’s up for debate, but they’re delicious either way.
Finally you’ll have a plate of delicate cakes and fancies. These are an opportunity for the pastry chef to really show off their skills!
And of course, there’ll be drinks served alongside. Hopefully you’ll have leaf tea served in a delicate china tea cup, but you may also be offered coffee, or possibly a glass of champagne for a very special afternoon tea.
Red Letter Days offer an Afternoon Tea for Two voucher as one of their wide range of gift experiences. It’s an ideal way to treat someone to an afternoon of relaxation and indulgence.
But if afternoon tea isn’t their preference, then Red Letter days have masses of other experiences to choose from. Their range includes everything from track days and sky-diving to spa days and short breaks. There’s something to suit every taste!
One lucky SallyAkins.com reader will win Afternoon Tea for Two, thanks to Red Letter Days!
Red Letter Days have kindly offered to send one SallyAkins.com reader a voucher for Afternoon Tea for Two, worth £60.
You can enjoy a luxury afternoon tea at one of over 60 hand-picked UK venues. Each of these chic and inviting establishments boasts a great location, excellent service and a perfectly luxurious setting in which to unwind and observe this fabulous tradition.
The lucky winner and a guest will tuck into an indulgent spread of special sweet treats, delicious cakes, pastries and delicate finger sandwiches, accompanied by tea and coffee. The exact menu varies depending on location, and some venues even include a glass of bubbly each!
It’s a splendid way to spend an afternoon!
For your chance to win this fabulous gift, simply log into the Rafflecopter below and answer the easy question. There are also some bonus social media entries that you can use to boost your chances of winning.
The giveaway will close at 11.59PM on Friday 1st March, 2019 and is open to UK entrants aged 18+ only.
There are a few extra T&Cs for this giveaway:
- All locations serve tea daily, with most excluding Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Valentine’s Day.
- For the locations which include alcohol, the minimum age is 18. Some venues accommodate younger guests if they are accompanied by a participating adult (aged 18 or over) so please check at the point of booking.
- Please note that additional drinks and service are not included.
And the question you need to answer to be in with a chance of winning this prize is:
Who would you like to share afternoon tea with?
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