Classic, traditional and quintessentially British; Afternoon Tea is a rather regal English custom that first became popular in the early nineteenth century in line with a substantial increase in tea consumption.
Picture royals and fashionable socialites dressed in their finest attire, sipping tea and nibbling sandwiches and cakes at around 4pm each afternoon and you’ve got the general gist of it. Although nowadays, Afternoon Tea is better known as a one-off luxury treat for all to enjoy rather than a daily tradition reserved purely for the royal elite.
Let’s all take a moment to thank the creators of Afternoon Tea Week for giving us an excuse to indulge our passion for exquisite tea and indulgent treats. For as Henry James says in The Portrait of a Lady: “There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.”
How do you enjoy yours?
Before we share some of our best voucher codes and special offers with you, it’s time to pick a side.
Are you a luxury Afternoon Tea seeker in search of a day out at some of the finest hotels and retreats, or are you are a trendy DIY-er looking to create your own Afternoon Tea experience and host your own parties?
We’ve rounded up a few of our best Afternoon Tea Week deals to help you celebrate for less in a way that best suits you.
For the ‘do it yourself’ tea party planners
Whittard of Chelsea vouchers
How would you like 10% off Your First Order at the infamous Whittard Of Chelsea or 10% off Loose Tea & Coffee? Whittard Of Chelsea brings classic British blends from the very best producers and roasters around the world to London.
Enjoy Tea at Twinings Teashop from just £1.69 or grab a Free Tea Tidy & Gift Bag with two Tea Gift Box Orders at Twinings Teashop.
For the luxury treat-seekers
Spa Seekers Afternoon Tea Packages
Browse a selection of enticing Afternoon Tea Spa Packages from just £19 at Spa Seekers and enjoy a fantastic feast, tea and bubbles alongside your pampering spa treatment.
BuyaGift celebrates Afternoon Tea Week with 20% off
Choose from a selection of Afternoon Tea packages near you with this special 20% off offer from BuyaGift.
SuperBreak.com Tea for Free
Enjoy Afternoon Tea for free on selected 2 Nights Dinner Deals at SuperBreak.com! Aren’t freebies just the best?
Afternoon Tea with Travelzoo
You can pick up a 2 Night Stay with Afternoon Tea in North Wales for just £99 at Travelzoo. Time to treat yourself and a loved one perhaps?