One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A meal of scones with jam and cream, served with tea or coffee.‘there are guided tours of the house and garden, and Devonshire teas’
- ‘Another exciting day, another collection of random events that plopped themselves down on this date in history and demanded a Devonshire Tea.’
- ‘Over Devonshire tea, I decided that tomorrow I would decide where, for me, the Great Ocean Road ended.’
- ‘At tea shops that made Devonshire tea, I would have scones piled with cream.’
- ‘In the afternoons, one can play croquet, sit amidst the blooming azaleas, nibble on some Devonshire tea, and adamantly wish for a quick death.’
- ‘At nearby Port Fairy, founded in 1835, I found plenty of touristy touches—Cornish pasties, Devonshire teas, and old stone pubs.’
- ‘If you order Devonshire tea in this fine establishment, you get a real teapot with a real tea cosy on it.’
- ‘I am very partial to Devonshire tea.’
- ‘It's understood that Devonshire tea isn't a beverage but a light meal.’
- ‘Admission is $20 a head, which includes Devonshire tea.’
- ‘In New Zealand, if you order a Devonshire Tea, you will be served scones with butter, jam, and cream and a pot of tea.’
Early 20th century: from the association of the cream tea with the English county of Devonshire.
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