Tea time has many connotations, but at its core, it’s just a moment to unwind. While it doesn’t have to include snacks, we’ve rounded up some tasty treats that will make a great accompaniment to whatever tea you choose. And, if you’re having nice weather, you can take your tea — hot or iced — with snacks for a pleasant end-of-day excursion to your yard, porch or nearby park. See below for our favorite tea spread ideas, and if you’re looking for something else, we’ve got even more recipes in our Recipe Finder.
Cucumber Sandwiches, pictured above. When the British colonized India, they brought cucumbers back with them, but it wasn’t until the Victorian era that the cucumbers made it into a sandwich. These are classic, with just butter and cucumber on bread. I like to add a little spicy, herby-green chutney in mine.
Alfajores (Cornstarch Cookies With Dulce de Leche). These dainty, melt-in-your mouth cookies sandwiched together with sweet dulce de leche are an afternoon treat.
Savory Cereal Snack Mix. Sharing tea time with your child? They’ll love this crunchy mix.
Benne Seed Crisps. These elegant cookies will make your teatime — no matter how casual — feel special.
Orange Tutti Frutti Cookies. Buttery shortbread studded with candied fruit rind? An excellent accompaniment to tea.
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