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“C’est Délicieux” : British sin and gourmandise with Khéma’s Afternoon High Tea and new croissants

If you’re looking for a truly British experience, look no further than Khéma’s Afternoon High Tea! Indulge in a delicious selection of rich delicacies accompanied by wonderful teas, served in the refined style to which Khéma has accustomed its customers.  Origins The origins of British afternoon tea go back to the seventh Duchess of Bedford in England, Anna Maria Russell. In the early 1800s, she developed the habit of serving tea and cakes in the late afternoon to avoid that sinking feeling you get when you’re on your own while the servants are busy preparing the main meal, traditionally served at 8pm. In those days, late meals were a real treat and something only the rich could afford. This elegant step between two more substantial meals was of course only served to those with time to spare, and its British distinctiveness lay in the fact that it was almost invariably accompanied by tea. The Tea Drop loose leaf selection is packed with the best of British, including the iconic Earl Grey and English Breakfast, as well as teas from all over Asia, such as the vibrant Oolong Rose, the exotic Oriental Jasmine, the zesty Lemongrass and Ginger, the invigorating Pure Peppermint, the sweet Cherry Blossom, and from other countries, such as the tangy Kiwi Berry, the fruity Fruits of Eden, and the calming Pure Chamomile. In contrast to the very aristocratic Afternoon Tea, the British High Tea was a more working-class affair, developed at the height of Britain’s industrialisation and urbanisation. It was a substantial meal designed to satisfy the nation’s hungry workers at the end of a hard day’s work and therefore focused on savoury, hearty dishes such as cold meats, cheeses and numerous baked goods.  When the price of sugar fell after the Napoleonic Wars, sweet dishes also played an important role, and people loved them! And finally, we come to the divine delights of Devon Cream Tea. This incredible treat first appeared in the mid-1900s and single-handedly made a star of scones! A dense, crumbly flat cake made from dried fruit, scones are then topped with thick layers of jam and whipped cream or ‘clotted’. The perfect marriage of sin and simplicity! A chance to indulge without being too greedy – British pragmatism at its best.  Only in Khéma  In keeping with this wonderful tradition, Khéma’s customers are treated to the most delicious homemade macaroons, petits fours, pastries, a refreshing vegetable bouchée, mini quiches lorraine, and many other sweet and savoury frivolities to discover. And all of this is accompanied by one of Khéma’s finest teas. And for a moment of pure style and indulgence, why not opt for a glass of Champagne or even a good glass of white wine at Khéma to accompany this special moment? You’ll be thrilled to know that Khéma’s Afternoon Tea is served daily between 2pm and 5pm! The price per person is just $12++, which is an absolute steal!  Khéma’s new croissants  We’ve got some amazing news to share! The new breakfast menu at Khéma is now open for business, and it’s got some truly incredible new delicacies on offer. The brand is already renowned for the freshness of its viennoiseries, and now it’s taking things to the next level with a totally new line-up of croissants! We can’t wait to try some of the delicious new items on the menu! Our favourite new additions include the traditional ham and cheese croissant, the smoked salmon and cheese croissant (such a tasty surprise!), the tomato, mozzarella and pesto croissant (a true delight from Italy), and last but not least, the egg and avocado croissant – the ultimate in breakfast indulgence! Engage with Us  Subscribe to Thalias Newsletter: Enjoy exclusive offers, event invitations, and culinary insights. Subscribe Here  Make a Reservation at any Khéma with ease and discover instant booking perks.  Discover More: For a deeper dive into our culinary universe. Visit Our Website