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With our fantastic afternoon tea treats, you can celebrate National Tea Day in style and make drinking plain old tea feel a little less lonely.
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The best afternoon tea ideas and recipes | Plate Up

There's no doubt that the British love their tea. I mean, there’s even a national tea day dedicated to the warm beverage, which just so happens to be today. That’s not surprising considering tea is ingrained in numerous civilizations all over the world. It's a beverage steeped in history and has long served as the focal point of social events. 

In fact, behind water, tea is the world's second most popular beverage. This is mostly due to the fact that it is simple to prepare and may be consumed at any time or location, hot or cold. Tea is cultivated in many locations across the world, and it is entrenched in centuries-old rituals and customs. It's also a terrific social drink since it encourages friends and family to talk and bond.

Everyone has their favourite type of brew but the question becomes murky when wondering what to accompany this great drink. This is where Plate up comes in. 

Plate Up has many snacks and sides which can make drinking plain old tea feel a little less lonely. Here’s a list of delicious snacks that can be served with tea.

Traditional British Tea Loaf - Amy’s food

Cuisine type: Baking | British

Diet: Low Sodium | Low Saturated Fat | Low Fat | Low Salt

Similar to rock cakes, this tea loaf is another traditional British cake that you cut into slices (like bread) and serve with butter. This dense, sweet fruity cake is gluten and lactose free. It just works so perfectly with a cup of tea - perfect for a Saturday!

Red Pepper and Cheese Egg Muffins - Lunchbox Doctor

Cuisine type: Baking, Quick

Diet: High Protein | Source Of Protein | Diabetes Friendly | Low Sugars

A delicious and quick egg muffin that's packed full of flavour. Ideal to make in the mornings before work or batch cook on the weekends. A perfect grain-free sandwich alternative and a perfect accompaniment to tea! Not only is it delicious to eat but really rich in protein too. The taste is very similar to a frittata, or an omelette. 

Gluten-Free Chocolate Brownie - Estbek House

Cuisine type: American | Baking 

Diet: Gluten free | Low Sodium | Low Salt

Who doesn't enjoy a good chocolate brownie? You may now enjoy this much-loved dessert without having to worry about gluten. It might be difficult to get that solid shell on top of the brownie, or to get a nice gooey centre, you know what I mean? With this recipe, you won't have to worry about that because it turns out perfect every time. It's a great snack to have with your tea but can also be used as a dessert as well, if you have some delicious ice cream lying around. 

Pumpkin Glazed Scones - Marcella DiLonardo

Cuisine type: Baking | British | Snacks

Probably the most classic afternoon tea treat: scones! The glazes (yes two) add the perfect amount of sweetness to the pumpkin spiced scone. It's a perfect treat for breakfast. If you want a slight break from the traditional but don’t want to stray too far, these scones are quite different from your ordinary scone. They are filled with a brilliant aroma of spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger and are sweet from the pumpkin puree. 

Sticky Toffee Pudding - Dean Edwards

Cuisine type: Baking | British

A delicious sponge cake made with finely chopped dates is drizzled with toffee syrup and topped with clotted cream. What's not to love? Despite its origins in the middle of the twentieth century, the current dish is considered a British classic. The specialists among us will undoubtedly be nodding their heads in agreement.

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