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Afternoon tea

As children, many may have dreamt of having lavish tea parties with imaginary friends.

It was the perfect make believe! Now imagine a time of the day when you can actually live out your childhood fantasies and spoil yourself with decadent treats.

Historically, it is an English tradition to nibble on light snacks and tea to bridge the hunger gap between lunch and dinner. Typically, it should consist of tea or infusions, platters of finger sandwiches, cakes, tarts, scones and jam or marmalade but modernism has found a way to infuse a wider range of canapés and champagne.

Today’s trend has people from different places (Not just England) celebrating birthdays, baby and bridal showers over Afternoon tea. I mean, what better way to spend time with loved ones than by bonding over lusciousness?

Luxury hotels and cafés like The Ritz and Pierre Hermé have set a standard for how this beautiful culture should be celebrated and of course restaurants all over of the World are not shy to showcase their skills as well.

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The city of Lagos boasts of a few places that have a delicious array for tea time.

La Brioche, the décor screams tearoom with pretty flowers, candelabras, fancy tea cups, 3-tiered trays with all the trimmings. We recommend the platters. @labriocheng

Maison Kayser, newly opened in Lagos with love by the French household name Eric Kayser. They offer an endless option of delightful bites that make great accompaniments for their tea selection. @maisonkayser_ng

Craft Gourmet by Lou Baker, serene space with beautifully crafted treats and champagne drinks worthy of praise. Their tiered trays only come out for events though. @CraftGourmet

Who’s ready for some Afternoon Tea?

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