Each afternoon tea arrives in a special Fortnum’s cooler bag – easily repurposed for summer picnics and days at the beac once summer hits – and includes Rosé Champagne, Pink Champagne Truffles and Piccadilly Chocolate Pearl Biscuits – the perfect accompaniment to a cup of Afternoon Blend Tea, created by the shop themselves. Freshly-baked mini scones can be enjoyed with clotted cream and strawberry preserve, and it’s all topped off with a gooey almond brownie. Pure joy.
Sorry, but is there anything more exciting than receiving an iconic yellow box from Selfridges? We think not. And even though we’re always secretly hoping for a pair of Gucci shoes, a burgeoning box of afternoon tea goodies comes a pretty close second. Their Afternoon Tea gift box, packed into a sunny yellow display box, includes a selection of Selfridges’ tea blends, traditional salted caramel shortbread bites, all-butter shortbread bites, a pot of lemon curd, a pot of British cherry jam and a British salted caramel milk chocolate bar thrown in for good measure. No scones in this one, but with so much else on offer, we’re sure no one will notice.
And, if you want to spend a little less but still make a big impact, the Exclusive Thinking of You gift box, is ideal, with beautifully displayed Cartwright & Butler sea salted caramel biscuits, acacia honey with comb and whole leaf classic tea.
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You’ve got two options when it comes to Marks & Spencer’s at-home afternoon tea offering. You can either go all out and create an afternoon tea to order or opt for one of the pre-packaged gift sets – both delicious in their own right. The former, which includes platters of finger sandwiches, full cakes and alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, is ideal if you’re planning on hosting a slightly bigger event – perhaps one with all the siblings involved, or even one that all the female-figures in your life can join in with – as portions are larger and can be individually ordered to really give you full control over what’s included.
The latter though, is perfect if you’re opting for tea for two, or just want to send a taster of favourite treats. From the Afternoon Tea Letterbox gift – crammed with Victoria sandwiches, All Butter Milk Viennese Chocolate Dipped Fingers and luxury tea bags among other goodies – to a hamper packed with chocolate and champagne (including biscuits, truffles, florentines and hot choccie), M&S certainly don’t do things by halves.
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Nothing says “favourite child” like a present from Harvey Nichols, and their food hampers in particular are legendary. So it shouldn’t surprise you that the iconic shop has made it into our roundup of the best afternoon tea delivery services, in fact they say that their afternoon tea hampers are specially designed to combat that “sinking feeling” that comes in the late afternoon. Their quintessential Afternoon Tea Hamper includes English Sparkling Wine and Earl Grey tea bags, as well as buttery shortbread made to an old family recipe, truffles crafted with Marc de Champagne and some of the most chocolatey biscuits imaginable. There’s also a duo of boozy preserves for spreading and squares of creamy fudge. Smaller options, like the Afternoon Tea Gift Box, are less bank-breaking but will still offer your maternal figure that taste of luxury, including a mix of teas, jams, biscuits and fudge.
An absolute treasure trove of afternoon tea delivery options, Not On The High Street doesn’t disappoint when it comes to sheer choice afternoon tea boxes, hampers and gifts. Seriously, you could spend days (and we basically did) going through everything on offer here, and options start from just £10.99 (which is music to our ears given the current cost of living crisis). From a ‘Thank You’ Afternoon Tea For Two Gift – including salted caramel, honeycomb, oreo and peanut butter brownies with Teapigs Everyday Brew Tea Temples – priced at £21, to a £135 Mother’s Day Luxury Hamper Gift Set Afternoon Tea, brimming with organic tea, wildcrafted honey, sweet treats, brass accessories, linen tea towel and even a soy wax candle for the ultimate at-home afternoon tea experience.