Once upon a time… it’s believed that afternoon tea was introduced by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, in 1840.
It’s said that the dear Duchess would get a little peckish around four in the afternoon. Supper was generally served around eight o'clock in the evening, therefore leaving one a very long interlude between lunch and supper. The dear Duchess wasn’t shy of asking for a tray of tea, buttered bread and cake be brought to her room in the afternoon. This soon became a routine of hers and she even began invite her friends to join her.
This event then became a very fashionable social event during the 1880 with aristocrats and society women. With them changing into beautiful gowns, hats and gloves for their afternoon tea event which was usually served around 4-5pm in a grand drawing.
So why not indulge in the perfect Cornish Afternoon tea... at Fowey Hall. Complete with a selection of sandwiches, sumptuous homemade cakes and warm scones. All finished off with our finest, own blend, afternoon loose leaf tea.