Even the most upscale establishments incorrectly refer to the elegant Afternoon Tea as "high tea". It's understandable since the word 'high' has connotations of 'superior'. Consider high society or higher-than-thou or even high-and-mighty. But not in this case. The wonderfully laid out Tea Service consisting of tea sandwiches, scones and petit fours was originally served at a low table in England somewhere between 4 and 5 pm to provide a break between lunch and the very late supper served in Victorian times. As a contrast, high tea is a workingman's meal, usually in the early evening after a long day's work and always accompanied by a meat dish, usually a patty or Cornish pasties. And it's served on a high table!
So keep the terms straight - the elegant assortment of sandwiches and scones and sweets is Afternoon Tea and that's what we serve at Silver Tips. The one pictured here has the two-scone option. The Deluxe offers the option of any two desserts. Either way, it is delicious!