It is hard to believe that High Tea, a meal once enjoyed exclusively by the aristocracy, has become popular as an afternoon snack. However, this is precisely what has happened in recent years. Cakes and sandwiches are now commonly served alongside tea or coffee as a way to tide people over until dinner. What is the reason for High Tea’s growing popularity? Let’s take a closer look at this interesting phenomenon.

There are a few possible explanations for High Tea’s newfound popularity. One is that people are simply busier than they used to be and don’t have time for a full sit-down lunch. High Tea provides a convenient way to get some nourishment without having to take too much time out of the day. Another explanation is that High Tea is seen as a healthier alternative to snacks like chips or candy bars. Cakes and sandwiches may not be health food, but they’re certainly better for you than processed junk food.

The typical High Tea menu consists of

Sandwiches: Chicken and Chive, Roast Beef and Horseradish Cream, Ham, Cheese and Tomato, Tuna and Avocado, Meatball Sub, Cheese, Tomato and Pesto, Egg Salad, Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese, Meatball Subs, Ham and Cheese Croissants

Sweet Canapes

Dessert Cups: Chocolate Mousse, White Chocolate Mousse, Panacotta with Raspberry Coulis, Cream Caramel, Eton Mess, Tiramisu, Raspberry Cheesecake, Passionfruit Cheesecake, Lemon Ricotta Mousse.

Tarts: Chocolate, Raspberry Cheesecake, Passionfruit Cheesecake, Creme Brulee, Custard Tart, Lemon Meringue, Key Lime, White Chocolate and Raspberry, Salted Caramel, Mixed Berry, Apple Crumble

Savoury Canapes

Cocktail Pies: Beef Brisket, Beef and Bacon, Moroccan Lamb, Chicken, Leek and Camembert, Pumpkin and Fetta, Cottage Pie, Beef and Guiness, Lamb Shank

Sausage Rolls: Turkey and Cranberry, Caramelised Apple and Pork, Chicken and Sun Dried Tomato, Pork and Fennel

Quiche: Lorraine, Spinach and Ricotta, Crab and Lime, Roast Vegetable, Asparagus, Sweet Potato and Pancetta, Chorizo and Roasted Capsicum

Whatever the reasons for its popularity, High Tea is here to stay. So next time you’re looking for options for an upcoming event why not consider a High Tea. We work with each client and discuss their event requirements in order to create a delicious menu featuring bite sized savoury and sweet morsels. For more information on High Tea catering , please contact us.

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