In this house, we’re tea people. ☕
In fact, afternoon tea has become a kind of tradition for us in the past few years.
When T gets home from work in the late afternoon / early evening, we’ll sit and have a pot with some sweet & savory snacks and talk about our days.
It’s a tradition we both grew up with, thanks to our Irish tea-loving grandmothers, and one we really enjoy to this day.
Now, our typical afternoon tea is probably not what would be considered a proper afternoon tea, but lately, we’ve been having some fun experimenting with more traditional recipes and practices, so we decided to do this little round-up for you of 5 vegan recipes for a proper afternoon tea!
1. Vegan Clotted Cream by Plant Power Couple
I discovered my love for clotted cream when my Nana started taking me to afternoon tea at a local shop as a kid. Now, our vegan recreation of that classic dish is so spot-on, it totally takes me back to those days!
2. Vegan Earl Grey Cupcakes by It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken
How UNBELIEVABLY cool do these cupcakes sound?! I’ve never used tea in a recipe before, what a genius idea! I can see them being SUPER popular at a tea party-themed birthday party (do kids still do that these days?! 🤷) or even a shower. They’re definitely at the top of our must-make list!
3. Lemon Lavender Shortbread Cookies by A Virtual Vegan
Lemon + Lavender + Shortbread….I mean, what’s NOT to love here?! We are OBSESSED with these delicious buttery cookies from the amazing blog, A Virtual Vegan.
4. Oat and Coconut Scones with Strawberry Tea Jam by Healthy & Psyched
Here’s another recipe that blew my mind with the use of tea as an ingredient – strawberry tea jam, what?! 🙌🏻 😍 SO. COOL. I honestly didn’t think strawberry jam could get any better until we saw this recipe.
5. Vegan Cheese Straws by Plant Power Couple
Because what is a proper afternoon tea without a savory? 😉 These vegan cheese straws are one of our most popular recipes on the blog, as well as a genuine favorite of ours. They’re easy to make and basically melt in your mouth like little cheesy flavor explosions. Does it get any better?
So, there you have it: 5 recipes for a proper vegan afternoon tea!
Do you ever do afternoon tea? If so, what are some of your favorite foods / recipes?! We’d love to keep finding and trying more recipes like these, so let us know in the comments (or tag us on Instagram) if you have any go-tos!
And if you know anything about proper tea etiquette, leave those in the comments (or on IG) as well. We love geeking out on all this stuff! 🤓☕