Originally Posted by flo
Back in '85, I flew British Air to France and they served scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream. It was scrumptious!! I'd never heard of clotted cream before, nom nom.
We call that "A Cream Tea" because its usually what one should eat when one has "High Tea" which one is supposed to take a 3pm
Imagine if you will a large stately manor house, with a big Terrace Garden, Madam is sitting at a stone table, (in a long flowing dress) its the middle of summer and she has a white lace lined brollie (to protect her from the sun) the children are picking daisies...and the Man of the house (Dressed in a suit and waistcoat, with a monocal, and a pocket watch on a golden chain) is sitting in an Armchair on the Veranda, smoking his cigar with a shot of brandy in hand.
The Butler appears with a sidekick, The Butler carries a large tray, on which is some bone china cups, a large teapot and strainer for the leaves, anda jug of fresh milk. His Sidekick carries a large plate on which are scones and Jam and Cream.
Its Three O Clock, and the Victorian family are about to take a spot of tea in the Garden