We love the whole concept of Afternoon Tea. It’s as English as croquet and normally associated with little old ladies daintily handling fancy cakes on doilies, but traditional Afternoon Teas are the coolest outing on the planet at the moment.

Ok we might be exaggerating a bit, but there’s no denying the tide is turning. We’re not so enamoured by the American deli-style coffee experience as we were a few years ago. Maybe we’ve just got tired of those pretentious ‘Skinny decaff double shot latte to go’ type moments.

Instead it’s all about fine leaf tea, freshly made sandwiches (with the crusts cut off of course) and cream-filled little cakes and scones that will score you no points with Mr Cholesterol, but who cares when it all tastes so good.

You can even make a day out of an Afternoon Tea, with hotels now offering vouchers for luxury Afternoon Teas in their swanky hotel lounges. Long live the British institution of Afternoon Tea!