Luxury Afternoon Tea Swansea
A modern twist on the British tradition, The Lounge’s luxury afternoon tea has become one of the most popular in Swansea and we’re now proud to have a dedicated lounge to serve our signature afternoon tea menu. The Lounge has been purpose designed to offer a picture perfect space to indulge with afternoon tea delights.
Our afternoon teas have become extremely popular as the ideal treat to celebrate birthdays and mark special occasions such as baby showers. So we’ve listened to what you want and designed an exclusive package especially, saving you the hassle so you simply have to turn up with your party and enjoy.
The idyllic location with mesmerising views of the shimmering marina waters has also played a small part in making The Lounge Afternoon Tea Swansea the venue of choice.
The following is included in your Afternoon Tea Menu package:
- Exclusive venue hire
- Personal hosts
- Traditional luxury afternoon tea
- Glass of bubbly or mocktail
£19.95 per person (Exclusive package is subject to minimum of 20 guests and subject to availability, maximum party number 50)
So if you are looking for “afternoon tea near me” and live in or around the Swansea area, come on down to The Lounge tea rooms and see what all the rush is about. You won’t be disappointed.
The History of Afternoon Tea
Afternoon tea was unveiled in Britain by the 7th Duchess of Bedford, in 1840. The Duchess was known to become peckish 4 o’clock in the afternoon. Diner was usually served fashionably late at 8 o’clock, therefore meaning a rather prolonged time from lunch to dinner. The Duchess requested tea, bread & butter and cake be delivered to her living room in the late afternoon. This grew to be a routine of hers and she started inviting friends to join her.
This break for afternoon tea became a trendy social affair. Throughout the 1880’s upper class ladies would wear long gowns, gloves and hats for their afternoon tea that was normally served in the drawing-room around 4 o’clock.
Traditional afternoon tea comprises of a variety of petite sandwiches, scones with clotted cream & preserves, alongside with cakes & pastries. Indian or Ceylon Tea is served from silver tea pots into fragile bone china cups.
These days however, in the typical suburban home, afternoon tea is inclined to be simply a biscuit or a piece of cake with a mug of tea, normally prepared using a teabag. This in turn is the origins of high tea.