24 Delicious Tea Sandwiches Perfect for Tea Parties

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Looking for tea sandwich recipes for your next tea party? If you’re looking for finger sandwiches that are adorable and tasty, I’ve got them right here!

Tea sandwiches

Tea Sandwiches

  • Tea sandwiches are bite-sized sandwiches made to be eaten in the afternoon at tea time. 
  • Also called finger sandwiches, they should be easy to handle.
  • Sized to be a light snack and to be eaten in 2-3 bites.
  • Usually crustless to give it a dainty and delicate look.
  • They’re the first course of an afternoon tea.
  • Because they’re small, tea sandwiches are great finger foods to serve as appetizer for parties or for baby and bridal showers.

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Tea Sandwich Tips

  • Frozen bread cuts a lot more neatly than room temperature bread.
  • Get a loaf of white bread that hasn’t been sliced and cut it horizontally to get the most surface area to cut bread circles out of.
  • For messy fillings, it’s easier to handle if you put them into plastic sandwich bags and use it as a piping bag by cutting off a corner.

Questions You May Have

Can I make these tea sandwiches ahead of time?

The sandwich fillings can usually be prepped a day or two before. Assemble the sandwiches the night before and cover with wax paper then a damp paper towel in an airtight container in the refrigerator. This will keep the sandwiches fresh overnight without drying out the bread.

How can I prevent the sandwiches from getting soggy?

To keep the sandwiches from becoming soggy, make sure that there is a layer of mayonnaise or butter on the side that is touching the bread. Cucumber sandwiches are the trickiest to keep fresh so I would recommend assembling the day of.

24 Tea Sandwiches for Tea Time

Serve these mini sandwiches with perfectly brewed tea and your guests will be raving!

Cucumber Tea Sandwiches
Dainty and easy-to-make cucumber sandwiches with chive butter.
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Easy Ham and Cheese Tea Sandwiches
Adorable ham and cheese sandwiches perfect for afternoon tea, parties, and snack time!
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BLT (Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato) Tea Sandwiches
An adorable mini version of a bacon, lettuce, and tomato (BLT) sandwich.
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Mozzarella, Tomato, and Basil Tea Sandwiches
Adorable bite-sized tea sandwiches perfect for afternoon tea or for party appetizers.
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Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches
Adorable and delicious, these egg salad finger sandwiches are easy to make!
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Peanut Butter and Jelly Tea Sandwiches
Kid-friendly tea sandwiches perfect for a children's tea party.
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Fluffernutter Tea Sandwiches
Crustless tea sandwiches made with peanut butter, Marshmallow Fluff, and Nutella perfect for a children's tea party.
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Radish Rose Tea Sandwiches
Gorgeous red radish rose tea sandwiches for tea time.
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Prosciutto Tea Sandwiches with Goat Cheese
Adorable and delicious, these prosciutto sandwiches are perfect for tea time.
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Turkey Tarragon
“Imagine your favorite chicken salad, with the gourmet factor turned up.”
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Spicy Avocado Egg Salad
“Creamy avocados, hard boiled eggs mixed with sour cream, and a few hot spices” make up these adorable (and spicy) tea sandwiches.
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Tea Sommelier’s Tip: Traditionally, black tea is served with afternoon tea and they pair great with tea sandwiches. I recommend whole loose tea like Ceylon or Darjeeling and you can’t go wrong with a classic like Earl Grey.

Patriotic Ribbon
What sets these pretty treats apart from regular finger sandwiches is an extra layer of colorful filling and super thin-cut bread.
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Prosciutto, Apple, and Brie
“Prosciutto, brie, apple slices and peppery radish and arugula go quite well together here…”
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Deviled Egg Salad
Classic deviled egg salad sandwich recipe with tips on how to prep them days ahead.
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Ham and Pimento Cheese
“Pimento cheese is not only a Southern staple, but also a classic tea sandwich filling…”
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Vegetable Spread
“These small finger sandwiches are delicious & perfect for those who are health conscious.”
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Smoked Salmon Mini Bagel Tea Sandwich
Smoked Salmon Mini Bagel Sandwiches
Mini savory bites of smoked salmon and cream cheese.
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Tea Sommelier’s Tip: For each person, prepare 4 tea sandwiches if you’re serving these with scones and bite-sized sweets.

Sharp Cheddar & Branston Pickle
One of the easiest tea sandwiches to make, this Sharp Cheddar & Branston Pickle is tangy and hearty.
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Foie Gras
Creamy and sweet, it’s the perfect tea sandwich for foie gras lovers!
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Goat Cheese and Fig Jam
Creamy, tangy and sweet, this open faced tea sandwich is a perfect two-bite.
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Smoked Salmon
Chopped salmon with cream cheese tea sandwiches are easy to make and so easy to eat!
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Avocado & Quail Egg
A mini version of avocado toast topped with a tiny quail egg.
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Brie & Black Forest Ham
A delicious combination of ham, brie and honey mustard.
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Roast Beef & Watercress
Mini roast beef tea sandwiches with a kick from a little horseradish.
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4 thoughts on “24 Delicious Tea Sandwiches Perfect for Tea Parties”

  1. Coming over from the tea drinkers group! These all look fabulous! We have our own herbal tea farm and tea shop online. We have a great affiliate program if you are ever interested 🙂 Cheers!

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  2. Thanks for the article, links, recipes! Ordered the cookie cutters which worked perfectly, and the little wooden forks were just right!! Everyone loved the spicy avocado sandwiches (I made with dark rye as I could not find pumpernickel at any of my local stores), and the cucumber ones were refreshing! Thanks again!!

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