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QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY STREET PARTY - RECIPE IDEAS FOR THE PERFECT AFTERNOON TEA

Celebrate Her Majesty's Birthday in style with your family, friends and neighbours.

On Sunday, 12 June 2016, the nation celebrated Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday with the Patron's Lunch. This was a street party on The Mall in front of Buckingham Palace in London and 10,000 guests were invited to a picnic lunch whilst watching street performers and circus acts. 

STRAWBERRY ROSE JAM SCONES

When we think of the traditional afternoon tea we think of warm fluffy scones, lashings of cream, a huge serving of yummy jam and a big cup of our finest tea.

So we thought we would incorporate the two and bring you this fantastic Strawberry Rose Jam and Almond Scone recipe.

QUEEN'S 90TH BIRTHDAY TEA

The Queen's grandson, Peter Philipps, is organising the event. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are expected to welcome thousands of members from more than 600 charities and organisations, each of whom are proud to have Her Majesty as their patron.

Afternoon Tea is the ultimate treat in the tea drinking world. Follow the Palace's invite to replicate the event with a street party in your own neighbourhood.

Why not serve our Queen's 90th Birthday Tea - created by Twinings' master blenders in honour of Her Majesty? And check out some of our recipes and serving suggestions to create a truly spectacular afternoon tea worthy of a Queen!

OUR LIMITED EDITION QUEEN'S 90TH BIRTHDAY TEA IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

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"Did you know that at a Garden Party hosted by the Queen, the guests drink around 270,000 cups of tea and treat themselves to 20,000 sandwiches and 20,000 slices of cake?"

BEJEWELLED POMEGRANATE, RASPBERRY GREEN TEA PAVLOVA

The perfect fresh summery pudding that will leave your guests completely wowed.

WININGS AFTERNOON TEAS

TWININGS EARL GREY BUBBLE TEA

A fun ice cold alternative and a great party drink too. Easy to prepare in advance - make a batch and save it for later!

"Did you know - Street parties in the UK started in 1919 as so called 'Peace Teas' after World War I as a treat for children in times of hardship?"