High Tea has its roots in the working classes of the UK. Factory workers would arrive home at 6pm and would be famished. High Tea evolved from this early evening meal.
High Tea or Afternoon Tea is now offered by hundreds of well healed establishments from around the world and some travellers make pilgrimages to certain locations to experience a posh High Tea. The locations can be exotic and grand and as such can be a bit of an investment.
Nowadays an afternoon tea will consist of a variety of tea choices, from traditional and exotic to flavoured and spiced. These are accompanied by a selection of finger sandwiches, pastries and cakes.
Check out our infographic, 8 of the best Afternoon Tea locations from around the world in our Travel Map Series, to see the locations and learn a bit more … Click the infographic to see a larger version.