HOW TO: Afternoon Tea Perfection

by melathome

We visited Fortnum and Mason for afternoon tea to see just how fabulous afternoon tea really can be and share our Mel at Home version here.

TABLESCAPE: First of all let’s lay the table. As you can see Mel went all out with the pinks which a great way to set the tone and makes this tablescape perfect for Mothers Day or family birthdays. You can see our floral tablecloth here. Afternoon tea is a timeless ritual so a perfect opportunity to bring out all your grandmothers china, floral tablecloths and your most refined pieces to create a table wonderland. Don’t worry if you don’t have enough of one set, just mix and match it, maintaining colour tone where possible.

MENU: Our menu included copious amounts of tea, finger sandwiches on brown bread with smoked salmon, coronation chicken on white, raspberry scones with lemon curd and clotted cream, chocolate brownie biscuits and, the star of the show, apple and cinnamon babka.

THE HIGHLIGHT: The babka was fresh from the oven and, apart from the kitchen smelling like a sweet cinnamon heaven, it made quite the statement as it was set down in parchment paper to slice at the table and serve with butter.

Who will you be sharing your afternoon tea with? ❤️

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