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Heritage High Tea

Heritage High Tea

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  • Sun 2 Oct ’11, 2:30pm – 4:30pm


Stafford Villa, 2 Awanui St, Birkenhead


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Heritage High Teas: $40.00

A wonderful tradition, this great British custom was started by Anna the Duchess of Bedford in 1830 when she ordered a light meal to stave off her hunger pangs between lunch and dinner. By the 1840s, wafer thin slices of bread holding finely chopped cucumber, platters of light sponge cakes and freshly brewed pots of tea were being served all across London. The Victorian era saw afternoon tea established as a British staple. Tea became a time for ladies to gossip and show off their prettiest china.

So step back in time, indulge your taste buds, and experience a time gone-by with a glass of French bubbles on arrival, crisp white linens, fine china, antique silver, freshly roasted coffee, special teas served with sugar cubes, milk or lemon slices. Dainty sandwiches, sweet treats, gourmet savouries, buttermilk scones with berry jams and crème all served on traditional tiered plates. Served in the conservatory, dining room, drawing room or the garden.

Email rest@staffordvilla.co.nz for more info. Bookings essential. Pre-payment required.

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