Ideas for food to serve with tea

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Whether or not you’re sitting down alone to enjoy an afternoon cup of tea made with your cozy whistling kettle, or you’re throwing a tea party, you may want something delicious to go with it. When drinking tea, you can either go for savory foods or sweet foods. Here are some ideas to get you started.

Muffins
Muffins are a great thing to eat with tea. They aren’t as sweet as cupcakes, so they won’t take away from any of the sweetness that may be in your tea.

Scones
If you want to go full on English, scones are a must have. These little biscuit like treats are perfect with clotted cream (but good luck trying to find clotted cream if you live in the states!)

Miniature sandwiches
Tea is best with light meals rather than a big roasted dinner. Small sandwiches with assorted meats and fillings are the perfect thing to snack on by yourself or serve at a tea party. Some great miniature sandwiches to serve with tea are:
Cucumber sandwiches
Egg salad sandwiches
Chicken salad sandwiches
Prosciutto sandwiches
Hummus sandwiches
Tomato cheddar sandwiches
Sandwiches are a good thing to go for if you need a wide variety to serve to a group of people, this way everyone will be able to find something that they like.

Sweet breads
Any dessert bread such as banana bread, vanilla bread loaves, or a poppy seed bread are incredible things to serve with tea. You may fill up so much that you’re not going to want to have dinner later!

Fresh Fruit
chopped fresh fruits are simple and easy to serve with your tea. This is a good idea if you are going for a quick snack and don’t have the time to bake something.

Shortbread
Shortbread has a subtle flavor and because of that it can be served savory or sweet, which makes it ideal for serving alongside tea with various toppings to add to it. It’s the perfect dessert that can be turned into many desserts.