Friday, July 24, 2015
Difference Between Afternoon Tea and High Tea-
Although both meals revolve around the concept of having tea, high tea and afternoon tea are two different meals that share certain differences that aid in telling them apart.
• Afternoon tea is served around 4 PM. High tea is served between 5 PM and 6 PM.
• In the olden days, afternoon tea was more of a ladies’ social occasion that involved table manners, delicate china and lace.
• High tea was more of a working class meal that served as a substitute for afternoon tea and evening meal.
• Afternoon tea consists of light snacks such as cakes, pastries, scones and sandwiches.
• High tea consists of heavier items such as meats, fish and other heavy food such as potatoes and cheesy casseroles.
• Afternoon tea also referred to as low tea was typically served on low lounge tables. High tea gained its name because it was served on the main dining table which was quite high.