National Afternoon Tea Week

Who doesn’t like to take a little light refreshment mid-afternoon? You’ve the perfect excuse this week as we celebrate National Afternoon Tea Week. Taking place from the 14th-20th August, now is the right time to indulge in some tea, sandwiches and scones.

The tradition of afternoon tea can trace its roots to the 19th century, when the 7th Duchess of Bedford, afraid of feeling faint whilst waiting for her dinner at 8pm, ordered a pot of tea and a tray of sandwiches and cakes. This pastime soon turned into a social event and is a custom we all enjoy today.

Afternoon tea typically consists of small sandwiches, a range of cakes and a traditional British scone with jam and cream. And not forgetting the tea, which is often loose leaf and available in many exotic blends.

Afternoon tea is one of our favourite foodie treats at Charlotte Express Packaging, and these are some of our most loved destinations!

The Angel, Abergavenny: a member of the prestigious UK Tea Guild, The Angel at Abergavenny is one of the best places in Wales to take afternoon tea.

Park Plaza, Cardiff: available in a classic afternoon tea or a gin and tonic version, the Laguna Bar is the venue for one of Cardiff’s most popular venues for afternoon tea. The Park Plaza also offers a Gentlemen’s Afternoon Tea for a twist on the traditional.

Parc Pantry, Newport: this café, deli and shop is a popular destination in Newport. The afternoon tea consists of rustic baguettes, gourmet popcorn and wedges of homemade cake.

Glen yr Afon, Usk: a beautiful location to unwind, the Glen yr Afon in Usk has an amazing menu of sweets for their afternoon tea!

The Parkway Hotel, Cwmbran: and close to the offices of Charlotte Express Packaging, a selection of finger sandwiches and homemade scones form the basis of this traditional afternoon treat.

We also supply many outlets with personalised bags for tea. Kraft block bottom bags, foil side gussets and stand up doypacks are all available for bespoke printing, with a minimum order starting at 5000. We stock a range of sizes including 30g, 75g, 125g, 250g, 500g and 1kg. We also offer a range of unprinted bags, with bespoke label options and tin ties for secure fastening.

For further information about our range of bags for tea, contact us on 01495 750 311.