An autumn afternoon tea
Dilmah puts the special into this autumn afternoon occasion
Cooler autumn days bring us inside to catch up over a pot of well-made tea and a bite to eat. High tea, if you’re feeling fancy, or afternoon tea if you’re in a more casual mood, gives people a reason to stop, sit back and relax before getting on with the rest of the day. You’ll be well-fuelled to meet the demands, and dinner may not even be required.
The scented flavour of Dilmah Earl Grey is great with the spices, dried fruit and almonds in this loaf. The creaminess of the brie is perfect with the loaf and cup of Dilmah.
Enjoy these salmon and cucumber sandwiches with the elegant Dilmah Ceylon Gold Large Leaf Tea. Served black, this medium-bodied tea has a rich elegance that is as gentle as it is hearty. Buy online here.
You could also serve
- A classic Kiwi cornflour sponge cake filled with freeze-dried raspberries, raspberry jam and cream whipped with mascarpone, the top dusted with a blizzard of icing sugar and served in wedges.
- Slices of gooey gingerbread with thin slices of aged cheddar.
- Small turnovers made from made-with-butter flaky pastry filled with a mix of wilted baby spinach and thinly sliced button mushrooms which have been slow-fried in butter with garlic, cooled and mixed with a little crumbled feta and dill. Brush the turnovers with beaten egg, bake until well cooked and serve warm.