Since many of the British Caribbean Islands still embrace the tradition of Afternoon Tea, I thought I would recreate the feeling in my house.
When on vacation, I love going to afternoon tea. In fact, I should actually do it more at home!
Afternoon tea or “low tea” is not as formal as high tea.
Afternoon tea is usually taken in a sitting room at a “lower” table, like a coffee table.
It usually takes place in the late afternoon.
I think 4:00 p.m. is common.
Afternoon tea is usually served with light snacks like scones, pastries and finger sandwiches. (Or starfish in this case!)
Oops, I guess if this were a real afternoon tea, I would need some plates and spoons!
Overall, this vignette is all about the Caribbean feeling so I know I am missing a lot of “proper” utensils and things!
Well, at least I have the china.
But there really needs to be an ocean out that window to make it complete anyway!
Have you ever enjoyed the tradition of afternoon tea?