I just loved this headline in the Telegraph recently.
The writer of the article Olivia Goldsmith says Afternoon tea is more than just a meal. Those warm scones and clotted cream have nothing to do with sustenance or your daily diet, and no commuter ever wolfed down cucumber and cream sandwiches on the go. Afternoon tea is a moment of frivolous indulgence: and antidote to the daily grind.
Sooooooo true and I dont know about you but calories would never come to mind when you look at the delicious array of pastries and cakes in front of you. But apparently according to Olivia health-obsessives are taking over afternoon teas with their punitive calorie-counting and bizarre rules about carbohydrates. Even Selfridges have announced a guilt free high tea which consists of skinny scones and smoked salmon blinis with whipped avocado.
No Way, I hear you all cry! Please, please no more mentions of guilt free high tea with skinny scones, as we far prefer the freshly baked ones with a dollop of clotted cream and jam on it, thank you very much.