A traditional British custom, Afternoon Tea was started by the wealthy classes in England in the 1840s, and has transformed over the centuries to its current form, where tea is served with bread or scones with butter or margarine and optional jam or other spread, or toast or muffins. I got used to drinking afternoon tea when I was visiting London last year. My days invariably ended with a cup of fine earl grey served with cookies and cake in the late afternoons.
During my recent stay at the Sofitel Legend Amsterdam The Grand, I was delighted to hear that the Grand served the best Afternoon Tea in Amsterdam. From delicious crostini and traditional scones, served with jam, lemon curd and genuine Devonshire clotted cream, to handmade pastries, Afternoon Tea at the Grand is a lavish affair.
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If the weather is good, the garden terrace makes for a perfect spot to enjoy your tea in a peaceful surrounding. Tea is served daily between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.