Originally Posted by buckytom
i'm both offended and interested in the term high tea, bolas, bein' the son of an engish educated irishman from a border (irish republic) county.
to this day my mom and dad (although they've actually requested mother surname and father surname on occasion) still have afternoon tea albeit all american style: chinese black tea with either danish butter cookies, lorna doones, or fig newtons.
doones rock with tea!
Tom mate, the name High Tea according to the BBC is the "new" foodie meal over here, not to be confused with cream teas, high tea is both sweet and savory cream teas are usualy a scone with jam and clotted cream. Scottish High Tea is the best because it has little pancakes included.My wife comes from a country with similar troubles she likes the people on both sides of the border.
when I was a kid we used to have family hols in Donegal, I was 14 yrs old and loved to fish, my Dad let me stay on but I had to pay for my keep, my best mate was the son of the baker so I worked with him for his Dad. I never want to make or eat another Manchester Tart.
I was accepted by the "boys" a because my mates father was well "known" and my mate Seamus told them I was not a Brit I was a Welsh Jew
Ps we were only given figgy newtons when we were bung up!