Afternoon Tea at Beechtree

Residents enjoyed a tea party last Tuesday, a fresh cream cake was baked by Janice, along with lots of buns and biscuits. Fun and reminiscence had by all.
Tea Party photo 2

Tea party photos
Where did the tradition of “Afternoon Tea” come from?
Afternoon tea was introduced in England by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, in the year 1840. The Duchess would become hungry around four o’clock in the afternoon. The evening meal in her household was served fashionably late at eight o’clock, thus leaving a long period of time between lunch and dinner.