High Tea

High Tea
Created October 2012

JoSele Swopes
By JoSele Swopes @JODIE57
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JoSele Swopes [JODIE57]
High tea

High tea (also known as meat tea) is an early evening meal, typically eaten between 5pm and 7pm. It is now largely followed by a lighter meal later in the evening.

High tea typically consists of a hot dish such as fish and chips, shepherd's pie, or macaroni cheese, followed by cakes and bread, butter and jam. Occasionally there would be cold cuts of meat, such as ham salad. Traditionally high tea was eaten by middle to upper class children (whose parents would have a more formal dinner later) or by labourers, miners and the like when they came home from work. The term was first used around 1825 and high is used in the sense of well-advanced (like high noon, for example) to signify that it was taken later in the day.

The term “high tea” was used as a way to distinguish it from afternoon tea.



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18 Comments
annazzassi
Debby Nelson - over a year ago
JoSele, thanks for including my recipe for cheesecake stuffed strawberries. Very nice book.
JODIE57
JoSele Swopes - over a year ago
I don't know...your not around me much anymore, the other night when you were upset I was trying to pickup your spirits and I was pretty much told to stay out of it by Diane...so I have...I figured if you wanted to talk to me you would...she said that she was talking to you...I said sorry and then no one said anything to me...
Robeyone
Nancy R - over a year ago
I need to won this one JoSele. How did I miss this?????
JODIE57
JoSele Swopes - over a year ago
Thank You, I hope everyone enjoys it.;)
colleenlucky7
Colleen Sowa - over a year ago
Well... this was great! xo
JODIE57
JoSele Swopes - over a year ago
Thank you Colleen, I was glad to do it, I feel I picked the best of the best I just wish I could have gotten more in to it. I felt that we needed a true High Tea Book...
colleenlucky7
Colleen Sowa - over a year ago
JoSele.... love this book... well done! Thank you for including my recipes! xo
JODIE57
JoSele Swopes - over a year ago
That's right and that's what she did.............LOL
karlyn255
Stormy Stewart - over a year ago
I think that is sleepy time tea
JODIE57
JoSele Swopes - over a year ago
My grandmother did Tea Royal which included Scotch and it was all the time any time....
karlyn255
Stormy Stewart - over a year ago
Never heard of high tea before. My dad was brittish and my grandmother did afternoon tea. My dad did all day tea.
JODIE57
JoSele Swopes - over a year ago
Funny LOL....We meaning my mom sister and I do High Teas and I am the one that has to make that....I could just eat that as is......
karlyn255
Stormy Stewart - over a year ago
LOL! Two minds, already hoisted that one as well. will be on my next shopping list.
JODIE57
JoSele Swopes - over a year ago
LOL....Don't forget the Devonshire Cream...........You are welcome
karlyn255
Stormy Stewart - over a year ago
I also saw you have a recipe for crumpets, which I am about to steal