There's something undeniably charming about a traditional afternoon tea. The clinking of teacups, and, of course, those irresistible scones with clotted cream and jam. But what if I told you that there's a way to take this delightful experience to a whole new level? Enter Cornish afternoon tea by post, a whimsical and convenient way to savour the taste of Cornwall right in your own home.
A Brief History of Cornish Afternoon Tea
Before we dive in, let's take a quick trip back in time to discover the roots of Cornish afternoon tea. Cornwall, with its stunning coastal landscapes and rich culinary traditions, has long been a haven for tea lovers. The practice of afternoon tea itself finds its origins in 19th-century Britain, popularised by Anna, the Duchess of Bedford, who introduced the concept of tea and light snacks in the afternoon to stave off those pesky hunger pangs between lunch and dinner.
Cornwall, with its unique culinary heritage, added its own twist to this beloved tradition. Cornish cream teas, a delightful variation of afternoon tea, feature the iconic combination of warm scones, rich clotted cream, and sweet jam. It's a treat that captures the essence of Cornwall - a region known for its rolling hills, dramatic cliffs, and vibrant seaside culture.
Now, let's fast-forward to the present day, where you can enjoy the magic of Cornish afternoon tea by post without leaving your doorstep. This is a delightful innovation that allows you to experience the taste of Cornwall, no matter where you are. Here's why it's an experience worth savouring:
Convenience: No need to make travel plans or reservations. Cornish afternoon tea by post brings the experience directly to your home, saving you time and effort.
Variety: Depending on the package you choose, you can enjoy an assortment of delightful treats, decadent cakes, and, of course, those beloved scones- savoury or sweet- the choice is yours!
Surprise and Delight: Receiving a Cornish afternoon tea delivery is like unwrapping a delightful surprise. It's a perfect way to celebrate special occasions or simply to brighten an ordinary day.
Authentic Flavours: The Cornish goodies you receive are made with love and authenticity, capturing the flavours and traditions of this picturesque region.
Benefits of Cornish Afternoon Tea by Post
Now that you're acquainted with the magic of Cornish afternoon tea by post, let's explore some of the benefits:
Stress Relief: The act of savouring these delectable treats can offer a soothing, almost meditative experience, helping to relieve stress and boost your mood.
Instant Holiday Vibes: With each bite, you'll be transported to Cornwall's stunning coastline, even if you're miles away.
Unique Gifts: Cornish afternoon tea deliveries also make for wonderful gifts, allowing you to share the joy of Cornwall with friends and family.
Quality Time: It's an opportunity to bond with loved ones over a shared appreciation for good food and delightful conversation.
At The Cornish Scone Company, we take immense pride in offering you the quintessential Cornish afternoon tea experience, delivered right to your doorstep. Our Cornish cream tea by post is a delightful journey through the heart of Cornwall, where every bite captures the essence of this picturesque region. Let us walk you through our offerings, carefully curated to ensure an authentic and unforgettable experience.
Our traditional Cornish cream tea package for one is a testament to the rich culinary heritage of Cornwall. With this package, you'll receive two handmade scones, freshly baked on the day of dispatch, using a cherished recipe passed down through generations. You have the delightful choice of Traditional Plain or Fruit scones, or why not indulge in one of each? To complement these delectable scones, we provide two 28g pots of Boddington's Strawberry Jam, known for its exquisite taste and quality. And, of course, no Cornish cream tea is complete without the crowning glory: one 113g pot of Rodda's Cornish clotted cream, carefully insulated to ensure it arrives in perfect condition. We believe in bringing you only the very best, straight from the heart of Cornwall.
For those with dietary preferences or sensitivities, our gluten-free afternoon tea for two offers a scrumptious alternative. Crafted in collaboration with GF specialists 'Tasty Pastry' near St Austell, this package includes four handmade savoury cheese scones, freshly baked to perfection. Cornish Brie and Davidstow Mature Cheddar elevate these scones to a new level of savoury delight. To complement these treats, we provide two 48g jars of Boddington's Berries Red Onion Marmalade, adding a delightful burst of flavour to every bite. And to wash it all down, four Smugglers Brew Tea Bags await, promising a warm and comforting cup of Cornish tea. With our gluten-free afternoon tea, everyone can enjoy the flavours of Cornwall without compromise.
At The Cornish Scone Company, we believe that a great afternoon tea is not just about the food; it's about the experience. Whether you choose our traditional or gluten-free offerings, you'll embark on a culinary journey through the stunning landscapes and rich traditions of Cornwall. It's our pleasure to bring the magic of Cornish afternoon tea to your home, one scone at a time.