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Growing up in Australia some of our family traditions were adopted from Britain, and this includes afternoon tea. Afternoon tea is more of a low-key at-home version of high tea which you may know from fancy hotels and restaurants - which is very different from the actual definition of high tea, but it's what most people know of being served in a higher-end environment - often for girls days out, Mother's Day, bridal showers and baby showers. It often consists of tiny finger sandwiches, bite-sized desserts, pastries, and of course, tea. We basically grew up having five small meals a day, breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, and then dinner.
My mum would place out an assortment of biscuits or cake, fresh fruit, tea, and sometimes pastries, and although we don't sit around the table to have it like I did growing up, my kids still love coming in from school every afternoon and asking what's for afternoon tea.
Here are some of the things you can incorporate into your own afternoon tea (or high tea) at home.