How did the term “High Tea” come about?
- It was consumed at a dining table which is higher than a tea/coffee table
- It was originally for royalties
- It was consumed later in the afternoon
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The term “high tea” came about because people took it at a dining table which is higher than the normal tea or coffee table. It is usually accompanied by savory foods with complete with meats, scones, dessert and tea. It was consumed later in the evening between 5 PM and 7 PM as a supper.