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It’s Afternoon Tea Week! As a nation of tea lovers, this week celebrates the elegance and indulgence of afternoon tea. But though much of the UK will be enjoying the return to normality, many Brits will no doubt enjoy their afternoon tea at home.
In Britain we drink 165 million cups of tea a day – that’s enough to fill about 20 Olympic swimming pools! We consume 60 billion cups per year, which works out to more than 900 cups a year for every man, woman and child in Great Britain – though we no doubt all know someone who likes many more than that.
Afternoon tea was introduced by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, in the year 1840, when she realised that she became peckish around four o’clock in the afternoon: too late for lunch but too early for dinner. This tradition has survived until the present day. Devon Hampers is a champion of Afternoon Tea Week. They supply a quintessentially British afternoon tea spread for those looking to enjoy in the comfort of their own home, with clotted cream tea hampers delivered directly to your door.
Established in 2014, the small company has thrived during lockdown, creating and saving jobs throughout the region. Devon Hampers provides heartfelt hampers to people nationwide throughout the pandemic as a way to connect with friends and family.
Aston to Adam Fox-Edwards, former RAF pilot and founder of Devon Hampers to explain more about the tradition of Afternoon Tea.
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