I samarbeid med Festningshotellene ønsker vi velkommen til en klassisk Afternoon Tea på Kongsvinger Festning med en lokal vri. Del denne hyggelige opplevelsen med en god venn/venninne, familie eller kjæreste eller gi bort i gave til en du er glad i.
Welcome to Afternoon Tea
The Afternoon Tea tradition is a tea-related ritual, introduced in the English aristocracy in the mid-19th century. It evolved as a in meal to stem the hunger between lunch and dinner.
Afternoon Tea is a meal composed of savories, scones with cream, lemon curd and jam, sweet pastries and cakes. Interestingly, scones were not a common feature of early Afternoon Tea and were only introduced in the twentieth century.
Afternoon Tea was initially developed as a private social event for ladies who climbed the echelons of society. It was only when Queen Victoria engaged in the Afternoon Tea ritual that it became a formal occasion on a larger scale, known as ‘tea receptions’.
These receptions could have as many as two hundred guests with an open ‘at home’ invitation to visit between 4pm and 7pm, during which they could come and go as they pleased; this was the genesis of the Afternoon Tea as we know it.
We are happy to announce Afternoon Tea and tea time at Festningen Kongsvinger Saturday the 16th of September at 12.30 and 15:30. We will serve an English traditional Afternoon Tea with a local touch.
A warm welcome