Milk first or tea first? We know the answer.
First invented by the Duchess of Bedford (1840) to see her through to a fashionably late dinner at 8pm, the afternoon tea is still a British staple. As a 19th century socialite, the Duchess was able to influence her fellow ladies of high society as well as inspiring tea houses across the land. Shortly after, Queen Victoria gave her name to the “Victoria Sponge” to mark her love of tea and cake. Watch our video below to add some royalty to your cuppa.