Indulge In An Afternoon Tea Experience

From a DIY Afternoon Tea to a Champagne Afternoon Tea at The Ritz, here are the best ways to enjoy tea and scones…


When it comes to indulgence, few traditions rival the elegance and charm of afternoon tea. The clinking of fine china, the delicate aroma of freshly brewed tea, and an array of delectable treats spread out before you – it's a time-honoured experience. 

The idea behind The Sweet Reason Company was born during an Afternoon Tea at Claridge’s. Afternoon tea is an annual treat for our founder, Suzie Godfrey, and her husband. In 2013, brainstorming with her husband over a glass of bubbles and scones, Suzie realised her mission was to box up the joy of sharing sweet treats with loved ones, and this was the beginning of The Sweet Reason Company. 

Naturally, afternoon tea is still an annual tradition, and so we thought we would share our favourite afternoon tea experiences so that you can satisfy your sweet tooth and indulge too!


Traditional Afternoon Tea

Let’s start with the classic! Traditional afternoon tea consists of a selection of finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones with clotted cream and jam, and a variety of pastries and cakes, all served on pretty bone china and washed down with a pot of tea. For the ultimate afternoon tea, head to The Ritz London. Famed for its afternoon teas and the only hotel in London to have a certified Tea Master, you really can’t get much finer than afternoon tea at The Ritz.



  • Champagne Afternoon Tea

    For a touch of sophistication, opt for a champagne afternoon tea. Complete with all of the delights of the classic afternoon tea plus a glass of Champagne. The bubbly pairs perfectly with your tea and treats. Experience Champagne Afternoon Tea at the Royal Crescent Hotel in Bath, one of only two Grade I listed hotels in the UK.

    The Sweet Reason Afternoon Tea

    Enjoy an Afternoon Tea Gift box from The Sweet Reason Company in the comfort of your own home or garden. These gift boxes contain millionaires’ shortbread, flapjack, brownies, tea temples and sugar swizzle sticks for a sweet take on the tradition. We cater to a variety of dietary requirements, so you can opt for original, gluten-free or vegan bakes.


    Chocolate Lovers Afternoon Tea

    If you're a chocolate enthusiast, this one's for you! Dive into a world of cocoa-infused delights, from chocolate chip scones and rich chocolatey sweet treats. Try your hand at baking your own scones with added chocolate chips and top them with cream and chocolate spread.


    Seasonal Afternoon Tea

    Embrace the flavours of the season with a themed afternoon tea. Whether it’s a spring floral infusion, summer's fruity delights, or wintery spiced treats, a themed afternoon tea is usually as much of a joy to look at as it is to eat. Try The Caledonian, Edinburgh for a scrumptious, themed afternoon tea.


    Garden Tea Party

    Enjoy the outdoors with a garden tea party. Set up a charming picnic scene or trestle tables with floral plates and cups and invite guests over to join you for tea. Serve finger sandwiches and savoury delights alongside our handmade brownies, a selection of scones and of course plenty of tea. 


    Children's Afternoon Tea:

    Make tea time a family affair with a children's afternoon tea. Mini sandwiches, small scones and our brownie bites are sure to delight young palates. Swap the Champagne bubbles for fizzy lemonade and encourage the children to dress up in their finery. 


    Whether you're celebrating a special occasion, spending quality time with loved ones, or simply treating yourself, afternoon tea is a tradition that never goes out of style. So, go ahead, sip, savour, and indulge in the sweet moments that come with it.

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