Teatime Downton Abbey Style

Teatime Downtown Abbey Style

Recipe Development and Food Styling by Janet Lambert
Photography by John O´Hagan
Photo Styling by Lucy W. Herndon 

Our Downton Abbey tea was inspired by season one, episode two, of the PBS television series, where we first see the Dowager Countess of Grantham make tea. In this memorable scene, she used a Royal Crown Derby Imari  tea set like this and a silver tipping kettle. Our menu combines classic British favorites, such as Cucumber Tea Sandwiches and Victoria Sponge Cake, with more modern twists, such as Chocolate Biscuit Cake. We invite you to make and share our Downton Abbey tea with your friends to celebrate the release of Downton Abbey on the silver screen Friday, September 20, 2019 in theaters in the United States of America.


  1. Although I have lived in the US for many years I was born in Ireland and grew up in England.
    The usual pattern followed for serving afternoon tea that I have always experienced in the United Kingdom is sandwiches first, then scones, then the cake course.
    I’m not sure why so often in the US the scones are served first.
    Does anyone have any idea how that came to be?


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