This selection of high tea recipes will help you create a perfect high tea without the stress of deciding what to bake!
High Tea’s are one of my all time favorite types of meals. I love being able to indulge in all the little treats, both sweet and savory. Seeing all the deliciousness displayed on gorgeous tiered serving plates makes the food even more appealing somehow.
Last year for Mother’s day we went to a local winery who served up the most scrumptious High Tea. In the background they had organised a singer with his guitar and it was such a relaxing (and filling) way to spend the afternoon.
We can’t all go out to an organised high tea, there is nothing wrong with bringing the High Tea to the home. Of course it doesn’t have to be just for mother’s day, but it’s a pretty good excuse isn’t it!
- It’s always a good idea to serve up some wine at a High Tea, but make the wine even more special with some personalized printable wine labels.
- Not sure how to set up your table for the high tea? This Kate Spade inspired tablescape would look incredibly pretty and work perfectly.
A high tea combines delicious bit sized savory and sweet treats and of course a combination of drinks.
To make it easy for you, I have divided the high tea recipes into relevant sections. If you were to make them all, you would definitely have a high tea to remember!
Savory High Tea Recipes
It wouldn’t be right to have a high tea without some kind of quiche and these Mushroom asparagus mini quiches by Home cooking Memories fit the bill perfectly.
I love the look of these asparagus and goats cheese tarts by Kayln’s Kitchen and I think they would be the perfect high tea recipe. Serve them straight out of the oven, or cold….they would taste delicious either way.
This cheesy sausage crescent ring by My Suburban Kitchen would be prefect to slice up and add to your high tea display.
These empandas with a smoky cheese dip would be a real hit at the high tea. Stuffed with sausages and egg, they look incredibly tasty.
Scones are always a must at a high tea, but instead of eating them with the usual jam and cream, how about trying these delicious wholegrain scones by Accidental Happy Baker.
Sweet High Tea Recipes
The second course of a high tea is always something that makes my taste buds sing. The important thing is leaving enough room after the delicious savory’s for the desserts to follow. I don’t think you will be disappointed with this selection.
I can just imagine some slices of this blueberry pound cake by organised 31 being served. It looks just as beautiful as it will taste.
A high tea absolutely has to include some chocolate cups, and these Chocolate ganache filled sugar cookie cups by Happy Deal Happy Day look simply sensational. At the Mother’s day high tea that I attended last year, some chocolate cups were served up that looked very similar to these and they were certainly one of my favorite dishes.
Anything double chocolate has to be a winner at a high tea and these double chocolate muffins with fresh strawberries by Two Healthy Kitchens look perfect. The awesome thing about these muffins too is that they are more on the healthy side, being packed with whole grains and are low in fat. They have to be put on that high tea menu!
Mini items always look amazing at high tea, and these mini chocolate chip cheesecakes by Joyfully Thriving would be perfect for the occasion. They can be made ahead of time and frozen, meaning all you have to do is take them out the freezer on the morning you wish to use them and they are good to go. Perfect!
I couldn’t resist adding in these zeppole’s by Baking Beauty. Whilst you wouldn’t traditionally find mini Italian donut’s at a high tea, who has to stick with tradition! They look and taste amazing and that’s all that counts right?
For a refreshing sweet treat to serve at the end of the high tea, how about trying these candied citrus peel’s by Carolyn’s Home Work. They will provide that little bit of zing at the end of the meal which will really refresh the palette.
Refreshing Drink Recipes For Your High Tea
If you would like to try something a bit different to your normal selection of tea’s, I would highly recommend this iced green tea. It’s infused with strawberries and mint and I can guarantee it is incredibly refreshing.
Instead of serving up normal water, why not try something a bit different like this strawberry, lime and cucumber water by Back To Her Roots. Not only would it look stunning sitting on the table, but it would be incredibly refreshing.
Would you like some tableware to set the scene with your high tea? Try out these supplies which I have sourced for you (affiliate links):
What are usually your favorite high tea recipes?