People refer to afternoon tea as 'high tea.' Although the idea that high tea is a meal of foods like scones and finger sandwiches is common, it is not actually correct in a traditional or historical sense.
 
Historically:"afternoon tea" was considered to be a ladies' social occasion, and it is more often enjoyed by women than men to this day. "High tea" was much more of a working class family meal than it was an elite social gathering.

Kids High Tea Party

Afternoon Tea
The story goes that the Duchess of Bedford (mid 1800's) found herself with a fatigue from hunger during the long wait between meals and decided to have some friends over for assorted snacks and tea The idea of an afternoon tea gathering spread across high society and became a favorite pastime of ladies of leisure. Later, it spread beyond the highest echelons of society and became more accessible for some other socioeconomic groups.
What would you like for this special afternoon tea? We will make several types of finger sandwiches, scones with cream, sweets and all served on a classical setting.