LONDON (WTHR) — It's a well known British tradition - teatime.
But what makes the ideal British teatime?
One of the most exclusive hotels in London, the Duke's, outlined the proper way to handle afternoon "royal" tea.
- Pick a time from noon to 6 p.m.
- Serve your tea in a tea pot or two with cups an saucers
- Start with tea sandwiches and other savory snacks as a first course
- Second course would be scones
- The third and final course is reserved for sweets like cake, biscuits and pastries
- Don't be afraid to include cocktails and champagne
Traditional teatime was from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. but has evolved in recent years to cover most of the afternoon.