English afternoon tea

English afternoon tea or simply afternoon tea is a traditional blend of teas originating from India, China, Africa and Sri Lanka. Afternoon tea blends are often lighter than breakfast blends, being designed to "complement, rather than mask the flavor of the afternoon tea meal".[1][2]

See also


  1. Richardson, Bruce (16 January 2018). "Understanding Tea Blends". TeaTime Magazine. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
  2. Lesley Mackley (1992). The Book of Afternoon Tea. Penguin. ISBN 978-1-55788-046-8.

Further reading

  • Lydia Gautier (26 October 2006). Tea. Chronicle Books. pp. 45–. ISBN 978-0-8118-5682-9.
  • Julia Skinner (5 April 2019). Afternoon Tea: A History. Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 154–. ISBN 978-1-4422-7102-9.
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