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The Ultimate Christmas Afternoon TeaThe Ultimate Christmas Afternoon Tea

The Ultimate Christmas Afternoon Tea

Christmas ‘tis the season to indulge in all your favourite things, surrounded by your nearest and dearest, and what better way to savour the season than with a festive afternoon tea.

When it comes to Christmas it’s all about traditions so we’ve put a Christmas twist on the quintessential British tradition of afternoon tea. From recipes and top tips to festive inspiration, we’re here to help you create a Christmas afternoon tea to remember.

Twinings Christmas Loose Tea Caddy

1) Spice Up Your Tea

If you could sum up Christmas in a flavour it would be deliciously spiced so why not try swapping your regular cup of tea for a festively warming alternative?

Our Seasons Greetings Christmas Loose Tea Caddies not only look the part but have wonderfully warm and cosy notes of safflowers, spice and orange peel.

Or how about serving cups of Christmas Chai, served with steamed milk for an indulgent and festive taste.

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2) Try Your Hand at Festive Bakes...

Christmas is the time for tasty treats and decadent delights and our mini festive cakes will be sure to put everyone in the festive mood. Infused with Christmas tea and coated with a luxurious berry ganache and dried orange, they truly are the taste of the season.

Or for a more traditional feel, why not try our delicious Earl Grey Christmas cake? It pairs perfectly with a classic Earl Grey brew.

Twinings Earl Grey Christmas cake

3) ...Or Don’t

Christmas can be hectic enough, so we have you covered if you don’t have time to bake for your guests.

We have a whole feast of delicious Christmas goodies to top off your Christmas afternoon tea that leaves you to be the host with the most! 

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Christmas Confectionery

4) Festive Finger Sandwiches

Choosing classic festive fillings for your sandwiches will add a lovely wintery feel to your feast. Turkey, cranberry and stuffing is a real crowd-pleaser, or why not try a cheese-board inspired cheese and chutney or brie and cranberry?

You could even try our Earl Grey smoked salmon blinis for a lighter twist on the more traditional sandwich. 

Earl Grey Smoked Salmon Blinis
Winter Scones

5) Warming Winter Scones

No afternoon tea is complete without scones with lashings of jam and clotted cream.

Plump & juicy, wild strawberries pack a flavourful punch in this 75% fruit Cartwright & Butler Strawberry Preserve.

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6) Dress for the Occasion

Dressing your table with a few festive finishing touches really rounds off a Christmas afternoon tea.

Try foraging for some festive greenery such as holly for centrepieces, which looks gorgeous combined with fairy lights, or tea lights in mason jars to give a lovely cosy feel. The smell of those spicy chai teas and wintery loose leaf teas will have your home smelling all kinds of festive.

So there you have it! A little inspiration for a deliciously festive afternoon tea. Have you hosted your own? We’d love to see your creations!

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