Winter can be the perfect excuse for an afternoon tea. Whether you’re attending one or hosting your own, it can be a fantastic way to warm up a cold winter afternoon with some delicious treats. After all, teas and cakes are designed to be enjoyed all year round, so why not start now?
Afternoon Tea at The Grand America Hotel
If you’re perhaps not in the mood to host a tea yourself, why not treat yourself and your family or friends to a delicious afternoon tea at The Grand. Located in the heart of Salt Lake City, the hotel can offer a dedicated afternoon tea menu complete with a range of teas and cocoas, tasty finger sandwiches, cakes, scones and pastries, all served within the luxury setting of the hotel’s Lobby Lounge. Plus, you can even add that extra touch of sparkle with a glass of champagne; perfect for accompanying your tea.
Afternoon Tea at Home
Once you’ve been out to The Grand for your afternoon tea you’ll probably want to replicate the occasion in your own home. And it can be pretty easy to do once you’ve got your menu sorted. Small portions of anything can work well. You don’t always have to have sandwiches but these can be easy to prepare and serve.
Finding the ideal home decorations can enhance your afternoon tea. Try looking in some antique stores for unique and one of a kind pieces. You might even find a pretty china tea set if you look around. Small antique stores can be useful, as can larger antique malls, whether it’s in a small town or Salt Lake City – you never know what you might find. Adding some antique furniture could also improve your home decor and add a touch of originality to your afternoon tea.
If you want to add a little winter theme you could have a variety of hot chocolates or even warm food or desserts. Spice it up a little with cinnamon inspired delicacies. That way you can keep it feeling cozy without losing the delicate atmosphere of a traditional afternoon tea. Plus, if you’re serving scones, it can be a good idea to warm them slightly.
Another winter treat you could add that can give your afternoon tea a more warm and fuzzy tone is mulled wine or spiced apple cider. You could always welcome guests with a hot spiced drink or even serve it at the end of your tea. If you really want to add a traditional British touch to your winter afternoon tea, you could serve mince pies. This traditional winter pie is a small treat of dried fruit and spices served in a pastry case, similar to a spiced apple pie. That’s one little pie that goes well with a glass of mulled wine or spiced apple cider on a cold winter’s day and could be the cherry on the top of your afternoon tea.