A few weeks ago I had the absolute pleasure of having afternoon tea at Penmaenuchaf Hall.
As some of you may know I am a big foodie, and I adore tea so you can probably guess how much I enjoyed it there.
If the grounds and hotel weren't stunning enough, the food was even better! We were served a large selection of sandwiches, cakes and scones - with cream and jam, of course. I definitely ate my fill, which was accompanied by a ton of Earl Grey...I'd like to say literally but I don't think that's possible, even for me.
It's funny because when I was living in Tokyo one of the main questions I was asked by the Japanese people I met was "When do you have afternoon tea?". It always made me laugh and I would tell them that 'afternoon tea' wasn't really practised now as often as it was in the past, nor was there a specific time for it. Yet after having this I felt a little sad that 'afternoon tea' was now kind of in the background of British culture. However I have noticed a variety of tea rooms opening recently in lots of cities (Norwich has plenty), all which seem to offer 'afternoon tea'.
I hope the practise won't die out just yet, because it's so much fun, and incredibly tasty.
...not to mention, very British!