History has it that afternoon tea was started in the mid-1800s by the Duchess of Bedford, and at Cotswolds Hampers, we know a thing or two about how to pack three centuries of teatime wisdom into one Delightful Afternoon Tea Hamper, by way of teas, cakes, biscuits and preserves.
But while afternoon tea is a most delicious British institution and the perfect way to celebrate any occasion – we do understand that sometimes all that jam, clotted cream and sugary pastry is just too sweet for those with a more savoury incline.
Our delicious Savoury Afternoon Tea Hamper is a take on the traditional sweet afternoon tea hamper, and it's perfect for those who prefer a sumptuous savoury feast to a sugary sweet treat.
Sweet biscuits have been replaced with a selection of 3 Soughdough Crispbreads perfect to be slathered in British Piccalilli and Ploughman's Pickle. Incidentally, both also make good fillings for thinly sliced sandwiches, or to add a tangy pickle to pork pies and homemade mini burgers.
Don't let the savoury in the twice-baked Sundried Tomato & Olives Savoury Biscotti fool you. There just as delightful to dunk in tea as any sweet biscotti. But even better, dunk them in baked camembert or brie, or other similar cheese.
Top the Olive, Walnut & Pimenton Toast with some Salmon Pâté and garnish with fresh dill for a quick and delicious salmon petits toasts. Or use the Black Truffle Mayonnaise to add a touch of luxury to crispy oven-baked chunky potato wedges.
Off course this is afternoon tea, so you'll find a selection of fine loose-leaf teas in this hamper in the form of a light and refreshing Afternoon Black Tea, a rich and deep Assam Royal Black Tea, a reviving and uplifting Darjeeling, and a delicate and alluring Jasmine Green Tea.
The delicious Savoury Afternoon Tea Hamper comes beautifully presented in a gorgeous hand-woven wicker basket.
Did you know?
The price of a hamper is always less than the cost of buying the basket and its contents individually.