Afternoon tea was invented by Anna Duchess of Bedford (1783-1857), one of Queen Victoria’s ladies-in-waiting. At the time, the noble classes ate large breakfasts, small lunches & late suppers. Every afternoon, Anna reportedly experienced a “sinking feeling,” & so requested tea & petite-sized cakes to be served. Many followed the Duchess’ lead, & the ritual of afternoon tea was born.

Afternoon tea was invented by Anna Duchess of Bedford one of Queen Victoria’s ladies-in-waiting. At the time, the noble classes ate large breakfasts, small lunches & late suppers. Every afternoon, Anna reportedly experienced a “sinking feelin

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Vintage tea party table settings, who else is loving how vintage this is looking! We love tea parties and with we had time to do this once a week! Such a fun and pretty table setting!

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Teacup Escort Card Favors (photo: irish grzanich) would make a great afternoon tea, luncheon, bridal shower, brunch idea. Take your cup and find your matching saucer, or have a selection of teas on the tables for your guests to choose from. So many ideas.

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vintage tea (Jo Anne Coletti) Wouldn't it be fun to dress up for Afternoon Tea!

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Tea: Victorian cakes for time. (And here I thought I took my tea snacks seriously.) (dessert ideas for party tea time)

A November afternoon Victorian Tea Party

A November afternoon Victorian Tea Party Stunning floral arrangement

Victorian Tea Party Games

Victorian Tea Party Games

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A Complete Collection of Afternoon Tea Party Recipes - savories, scones, cakes, cookies, breads, puddings and beverages | whatscookingameri... | #afternoon #tea #mothersday

Afternoon Tea Party Recipes

A collection of afternoon tea party recipes. including tea party menus, proper afternoon tea etiquette, protocols, tea sandwiches, scones and desserts

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