Afternoon tea was introduced in England in the year 1840 when Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, asked for a tray of tea, bread and butter and cake to be brought to her room during late afternoon to keep her going ahead of her evening meal which was served around 8pm. This then became a tradition and she began to invite her friends to join her.
Fast-forward four centuries and this post-lunch pick-me-up is growing in popularity with a week dedicated to it from 8th to 14th August. If, like the hungry Duchess, your customers have ‘that sinking feeling’ late on in the day, then we’ve got the perfect products to help you fill your trays this National Afternoon Tea Week.
Delight your diners with finished products from our frozen desserts range – our Mini Cake Assortment provides 8 different treats in one box*, our Brownie Bites (1 x 80) can be served as a bite-size treat or add fresh fruit to make mini sweet kebabs, whilst our Fig & Pistachio Cheesecake (1 x 14ptn) looks impressive with its vibrant green colour and decorative edible flowers.
If you’re going for a more homemade tray, rustle up scones with our easy-to-use flour-based mix. The premium look and taste of our jam portions makes them a perfect addition to a tiered tray.
But it’s not just about desserts – we have a selection of breads, sliced meats, pickles and relishes to cover all things savoury.
And what would afternoon tea be without a cuppa? Country Range offer Premium Blend Tea Bags (1100s) and Filter Coffee (50 x 60g), both of which are 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified.
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*Country Range Mini Cake Assortment 1 x 40 (a selection of 5 x Mini Chocolate Eclairs (22g each), 5 x Mini Finger Doughnuts (37g each), 5 x Mini Fruit Scones (85g each), 5 x Mini Black Forest Muffins (68g each), 5 x Mini Carrot Cakes (30g each), 5 x Mini Chocolate Brownies (22g each), 5 x Mini Custard Slices (37g each), 5 x Mini American Style Cheesecake (44g each))