Afternoon Tea – A Great British Tradition

“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea” Henry James (Writer)

afternoon teaAfternoon tea is a great British tradition. Several varieties of tea are offered along with finger sandwiches, scones with jam and clotted cream and a selection of mini pastries. To take part in this tradition, there are many places you can go and here are our top 5.

  • The Tamburlaine. The Tamburlaine is a new hotel in Cambridge and is just 3 minutes’ walk from the school. For £21.95 you can enjoy traditional afternoon tea. It has been voted one of the top spots in Cambridge for Afternoon Tea so give it a try http://www.thetamburlaine.co.uk/blog/4-top-spots-for-afternoon-tea/

  • The Varsity Hotel. On the hotel’s 6th floor and with floor to ceiling windows, you are guaranteed a spectacular view of the Cambridge Skyline. For £24.50 you can enjoy traditional afternoon tea with an amazing panoramic view. http://www.thevarsityhotel.co.uk/six-tea.php

  • Harriet’s Tea Room. A traditional Tea Room in the heart of Cambridge city centre with options from traditional afternoon tea for £16.95 to celebration tea for £25.95 with various options in between. https://harrietscafetearooms.co.uk/our-tearooms/cambridge-city-centre-tearooms/

  • The Orchard Tea Garden, Grantchester. If you would like to enjoy your cream tea outside then this is the place to go. Established in 1897, this tea garden offers simple tea with scones with jam and clotted cream to full afternoon tea with all the trimmings. http://www.theorchardteagarden.co.uk/cream-teas/

  • Browns Brasserie and Bar. Browns is located close to the Fitzwilliam Museum and offers a variety of Afternoon tea options starting at £13.50 per person. As Browns is a bar, you also have the option to take your tea with a cocktail or two. http://www.afternoontea.co.uk/uk/east-of-england/cambridge/browns-brasserie-bar-cambridge/