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Afternoon at the Palace

Afternoon at the Palace

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Afternoon at the Palace is a distinguished blend, meticulously crafted to be the perfect afternoon indulgence. With a refined, aromatic profile and a delicate hint of cocoa, this exclusive Tea Palace creation offers a sophisticated tea experience.

Introduced in 2005 for our Notting Hill restaurant, Afternoon at the Palace has since become a beloved choice among afternoon tea aficionados at many of the UK's premier restaurants and hotels. This aromatic blend combines the finest Darjeeling and Keemun black tea leaves, resulting in a vibrant, bright, and complex brew with subtle muscatel tones and a luxurious cocoa finish.

Whether paired with sweet pastries or savoury treats, Afternoon at the Palace enhances the dining experience with its elegant and well-balanced flavours. Enjoy this exquisite tea that epitomizes the tradition and elegance of British afternoon tea.

Afternoon at the Palace is also included in the following signature gift collections:

 







To Enjoy

Place one teaspoon or teabag per cup into an infuser, filter or teapot. Add freshly boiled water and infuse for 4 minutes. Serve immediately or remove leaves to prevent spoiling. May be enjoyed with milk or lemon to taste.

Ingredients

Black Tea.

Allergens Note: All products are packed in an environment that contains nuts and other allergens.

Our Sizes Explained

Caddies

Standard Caddy

Our bespoke white and lilac caddy is the perfect way to keep your infusion fresh.
Contains enough for approximately 40 cups of happiness.

Refill Pouch

Refill Cartons

The refill carton, available in Standard and Large, is a perfect, environmentally friendly way to replenish your Tea Palace Caddies.

Contains enough for approximately 40 cups (Standard) or 60 cups (Large) of one of our infusions.

Sample Caddy

Sample Caddy

Our small sample size caddy weighs 45g and is the perfect way to try a new infusion or multiple different blends.
It contains enough for approximately 10 cups of goodness. 

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About Afternoon Tea

It said that afternoon tea was popularised in the UK by Anna, 7th Duchess of Bedford, who lived in 1840s England where taking tea was a well-established pastime, entertainment and show of wealth throughout the nobility. 

Afternoon tea at this time would have consisted only of tea or other drinks along with entertainment and was not served with food. In 1840, it was a particular fashion for the evening meal to be served particularly late - at 8pm and so there was a long period between lunch and the evening meal without any food. Anna one afternoon decided that she wouldn't wait until 8pm to eat and asked for small cakes and sandwiches to be served along with her tea, which seemingly caused a stir amongst the hungry ladies of high society.

This introduction of a "pause" during the day caused a resurgence in the popularity of tea as a noble past time, with hotels and speciality tea rooms also jumping on the trend in order to offer a way for those partaking to do so in luxury whilst socialising and showing off their wealth and status in public. Afternoon tea service also became ubiquitous in wealthy homes at 4pm each afternoon; a tradition still observed in the many palaces and stately homes dotted throughout the UK.

Today, afternoon tea is generally enjoyed outside of the home in the aforementioned hotels, tea rooms and stately homes, and for good reason. These institutions have refined the afternoon tea to almost an artform with teams dedicated to perfect tea (many of which serve Tea Palace teas), perfect service and increasingly decorative and innovative sandwiches and desserts for a truly luxurious experience.