High tea is now extremely popular among people, be it a simple hangout with your friends or an occasion such as a bridal shower or a birthday party. High tea comes with many delicacies served on a tiered platter. Here are some of the popular treats that can be seen served at high tea.
Tea sandwiches are a popular choice as there are many varieties of sandwiches. It can be meat, egg, cheese, veg; any kind of sandwich you want. Mini pies and mini quiches are a popular choice as well. Chicken pies and ham and leek mini quiches are probably the most in demand. In its origin, high tea was considered a proper meal and even though now it is not as such, people still like to have filling food instead of just biscuits. Mini muffins are also widely consumed. Strawberry centered mini muffins are a favourite.
When speaking of this British tradition, scones are a delicacy that we cannot leave out. British are famous for their scones and high tea is not an exception to it. Back in the day, scones with jam and cream were popular. Now the recipes have evolved into so many other flavours like lemon, chocolate, berry, etc.
All kinds of tarts are a must in high tea. Berry tarts to chocolate tarts; it can all be seen in a high tea platter. Madeleines, even though it’s a French delicacy, can be popularly seen at high tea. Cheesecake bars are a must as well, blueberry and raspberry, being the most chosen flavours. When it comes to tea, of course, we can’t forget biscuits. Shortbread cookies, chocolate chip cookies, ginger biscuits and many more are served at high tea.
If you have never had high tea, it is an experience that you must have. Gather your friends or family and make a reservation for high tea in one of the many places that offer high tea in Colombo. You will not be disappointed.