Eight of the best Mother’s Day afternoon teas from UK supermarkets
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Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to spoil your mom, and ideally to have a good time with her, if she lives close enough.
An afternoon tea together is a fantastic way to enjoy each other’s company – and can prove considerably more cost-effective than heading to local haunts, which often jack up the price of their tea the next day. afternoon in time for Mother’s Sunday.
What is included in the afternoon tea?
There are no rules as to what food is included as part of an afternoon tea, but a standard version is served on a three-tier cake stand and has one tier of sandwiches, one level of cakes and one of scones or cakes.
Some also include pastries, petit fours and cookies.
Frankly, though, we’d avoid worrying about what’s in traditional teas and pay more attention to the foods and drinks your mom likes. Don’t like tea? Choose an afternoon tea with an included bottle of bubbly or a delicious coffee. Do you prefer chocolate cheese? Plump for decadent flavors and chic cheese, like this delicious option from Not on the High Street.
Below is a selection of gift baskets and boxes that contain a variety of sweet and savory treats.
There’s something for every taste and budget, and some can be delivered to your doorstep while others need to be picked up in store.
When is Mother’s Day?
Before purchasing any of these six sets, you should check the delivery and pickup information. Some products will have a longer shelf life than others and you need to check that what you buy will last until the big day.
What gift can I buy for mom?
You can also treat Mom to another delicious meal from the comfort of her own home, or yours, with the 2022 M&S Family Dining Deal that will feed Mom and three other people.
Morrisons Afternoon Tea Box – £10
The afternoon tea box is made to order from Morrisons and contains enough treats for two people.
The box contains a selection of sandwiches, pork pies, fruit scones, clotted cream, jam and cakes, washed down with a refreshing cup of Yorkshire tea.
If you have a sibling joining you for this traditional British treat, or want dad to join you too, you can also order an Afternoon Tea Box for one for £6 which contains the same delicious sweet and savory treats.
Delivery: The Afternoon Tea Box is only available for in-store pickup.
To order afternoon tea, simply select your local pickup store, a pickup date, and a pickup time. The box should be ordered at least three days in advance so that it can be freshly made to order.
Selfridges Selection Afternoon Tea Gift Box – £45
Is your mom a tea lover? Selfridges Afternoon Tea Gift Set will fulfill every chai-related wish she’s ever had.
With six pastel-hued tubes containing a gorgeous selection of tubes including Rose & Elderflower, Earl Grey, and Passion Fruit & Orange Infusion.
Next – cookies. Ooft – sweet and savory caramel pastries and buttery shortbread that put other cookie makers to shame (we laughed the lot off in one sitting).
Selfridges Selection mini salted caramel shortbread 100g, Selfridges Selection mini all-butter shortbread 100g, Selfridges Selection fruit and herbal tea trio 32.5g, Selfridges Selection traditional tea trio mini box 55g.
Harrods Mother’s Day Basket – £150
This cute basket contains a combination of the most popular treats from Harrod’s famous food halls that are sure to whet mum’s appetite – and yours.
There are British cookies with strawberry jam and lemon, and chocolate-covered cherries, plus a bottle of their deliciously dry champagne.
All nicely presented in a Harrods branded basket.
Contents: Marc De Champagne Truffles, Raspberry White Chocolate Bar, Dark Chocolate Cherries, Cocoa Dusted Almonds, Triple Chocolate Cookies, Lemon Curd And Almond Cookies, British Strawberry Preserve, English Breakfast 50tb, Knightsbridge Roast, Harrods Champagne Nv
Marks and Spencer Mother’s Day Afternoon Treats and Flowers – £50
Spoil your mom this Mother’s Day with this box of treats and flowers for the afternoon.
The beautiful bouquet includes white roses, yellow freesias and solidago among pretty foliage.
There’s also a box of M&S Deluxe Golden Tea to enjoy with sweet treats including buttery shortbread and lemon bread cake.
The flowers will arrive in bud, or with fewer blooms open than pictured, but this is to give mum the maximum amount of time to enjoy them in full bloom at home.
Delivery is available on this afternoon tea box from March 21, but you can pre-order now.
All food will stay fresh for at least 14 days upon delivery, and flowers are also guaranteed for 5 days.
Contents: Luxury Gold Tea Tin (10 bags), Lemon Cake (281g), Butter Shortbread Tin (84g), Lemon Meringue-a-Tang Biscakes (182g), 5 x White Roses, 6 x Yellow Freesia , 3 x Vegmo, 4 x Solidago, 1 x Pistachio
Delivery costs: from £3.50
Fortnum and Mason The Afternoon Tea Caddy
There are certain rules you end up setting for yourself when writing about food frequently – one personal rule is to not use the word “more” too often. And yet the Fortnum and Mason basket is so good you’ll have to break it – here are a few seriously more treats.
A wicker basket you’ll keep (we all have our Fortnum and Mason baskets in use around our house, storing everything from magazines to toilet rolls – they look great) is full of their bestsellers – a delightful collection. Our favourites? Macadamia nut cookies are the cheeky little demons that got us the “m” word. What a treat.
Contains : Piccadilly macadamia nut biscuits 200g, Fortnum’s Earl Gray shortbread 125g, Fortnum’s famous teas 3 x 25g, chocolossus biscuits 600g, Fortnum’s strawberry jam 200g, milk chocolate selection box 120g, classic mini world teas 3 x 25g, traditional shortbread fingers 160g , white chocolate strawberry and black pepper bar 75g, lavender milk chocolate bar 75g, 70% dark chocolate bar 75g
Delivery costs: takes 3-5 days and costs £3.95, or you can opt for next day delivery for £9.95.
Cartwright and Butler’s The Mother’s Day Basket
Oh, we love Cartwright and Butler, who make some really great British stuff, in a deeply traditional fashion.
This Mother’s Day basket comes in a wicker basket – shaped like a heart, so your mum won’t miss the symbolism – and is filled with delicious sweet treats (and a bottle of Prosecco for good measure).
C&B Chocolate Wafer Crispies, C&B Strawberry & White Chocolate Biscuits in Carton, C&Butter Fudge in Tin, C&B Sherbet Pips Sweets in Carton, C&B Strawberry Preserve, Bogetta Poeti Prosecco
Harvey Nichols Afternoon Tea Gift Set – £55
This box contains a variety of essential treats for afternoon tea to enjoy with mom.
Help yourself to a cup of Earl Gray or English tea for breakfast with buttery shortbread or our signature cherry-on-top cookies, which were made to an old family recipe and inspired by Bakewell pie .
There is also a duo of jams to spread on fresh bread and to finish, 6 heavenly little squares of creamy fudge infused with tangy lemon sorbet.
Delivery: Mainland UK
Shipping fees: Free
Appleyard London Afternoon Tea with Cocktails
We’re big fans of this chic little Appleyard option, which is great if you want to enjoy a few drinks with your mom (or maybe you’re shopping for your partner on behalf of a little one).
The pretty burlap bag contains delicious bites – from orange-chocolate cantuccni to crumbly cheddar crackers, which pair well with the impressive ready-to-drink cocktail.
Batched by top mixologists, pink negroni is sophisticated and delicious.
Contents: Sweet amaretti dolcetti with almonds 210g; Good and good English tea for breakfast; truffles; Cantuccini with Seggiano chocolate and orange 200g; pink negroni 100 ml; Soffles pitta chips 165g; Britain’s Grate Cheddar Cheese Crackers 45g; Firetree Vanuatu 72% 25g; Appleyard tote.
Cutter and Squidge Afternoon Tea at Home – UK Delivery
When we had the chance to try this Cutter and Squidge afternoon tea, we were especially happy to work from home, as the noises we made while eating it weren’t safe for work.
They live up to the ‘Squidge’ in the name – they are very soft and moist trays. We were also impressed with the freshness. Want pastries like (read: better) the ones Nana made? They are your bakers.
Contents: 2 brownies, 2 mini lemon cakes, 4 scones, 2 pots of Rodda’s clotted cream, 1 jam, 1 Cutter & Squidge thin tea leaf
Delivery: Mainland UK
Shipping fees: £6
The ultimate afternoon tea selection from Marks and Spencer
M&S is a British institution for a reason – they’re reliable and they won’t break the bank. Both things can be said for this afternoon tea, a sweet selection of cakes and pastries, accompanied by coffee and tea.
Everything is very familiar and comforting.
Contents: Victoria sandwich cake 410g, Raspberry Viennese creams 125g, Chocolate brownie mini bites 235g, Strawberry and clotted cream rolled biscuit 245g, Bakewell 4-cherry tartlets 190g, All-butter Scottish shortbread fingers 210g, Classic ground coffee 227g, 80 red label tea bags 250g.
Delivery: Mainland UK
Shipping fees: from £3.50
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This notice was published: 2022-03-15 17:59:08