4 Must-Try High Tea Ideas

Whether it's a presentation of the food you present with high tea, the food itself, or even a theme that you can use in tandem with the notion of high tea, there are plenty of ideas that can make your high tea time interesting. Here are a few ideas that can make your high tea time all the more interesting.

Serving Cheese

Cheese and tea pairings are not incredibly common, with most people opting to go the more traditional route of wine and cheese, but this is nevertheless an interesting way to mix up your high tea presentation. Some cheese and tea pairings – much like wine pairings – work better than others. For example, some of the more interesting pairings include Manchego with Sencha and goat's cheese coupled with Assam tea.

High Tea Chic

High tea is usually not meant to be a dense, filling meal. Many light, airy foodstuffs and beverages that can be served during high tea have a sense of chic about them, without the expense. You can served a chilled bottle of bubbly during high tea, coupled with a nice spread of fruits (especially grapes and strawberries) and, as mentioned above, cheeses. Brie tends to work well in this particularly setting, as it is not particularly dense and tends to pair well with fruit.


There's nothing quite like a delicious dessert to serve after the main meal of high tea. Or, since the meal itself is so light, you can often incorporate this as part of the meal. There are numerous cheesecake recipes that would work well during your high tea meal, such as the classic New York style or a stylistic variation of the dish that tops it with gooey fruit, like cherries or strawberries.


Nothing is quite as British – or delicious – during your high tea meal, than the pairing of a traditional British tea, such as English Breakfast or Earl Grey, and warm scones. Scones can be spread with a number of condiments, as well. Both clotted cream and jam work well as sweet, delicious toppings on a warm, buttery scone.

There are a variety of different options you have when you serve high tea. Hopefully, this article has shed a bit of light onto some ways that you can serve a high tea meal and have it be a hit. For more ideas, visit places like Clumzy Clover Teas & Treasures.