Difference Between Afternoon Tea and High Tea

Afternoon tea isn't the same thing as high tea.

A lot people refer to afternoon tea as high tea but they're two different type of meals.

What is afternoon tea?

Afternoon tea is light mid-day meal composed of three courses served between lunch and dinner, usually at 4PM.

What is high tea?

High tea is a hearty evening meal for the working class family served between 5PM - 7PM.

Afternoon tea courses

There are three courses in an afternoon tea.  Savories and tea sandwiches are eaten first, then scones with clotted cream and jam, and finally, sweets.

Learn more about afternoon tea and how it's different from high tea.