Friday, June 30, 2017


Sweet Remembrances Cream Scones
The Cream Tea Society in England has announced that this year, the 3rd annual National Cream Tea Day is June 30th. Established by Rodda's Cornish Clotted Cream, it's a celebration that I think we should consider making international!
Celebrate with family and friends, with fellow coworkers during break, or simply with a good book, a pot of tea and a scone with cream and jam. Just do it!
The Tea Lady, Judy Larkin, and her English Scones
Kathy's Kove, NJ

 Cream Tea is a much simpler form of Afternoon Tea. It is just the basics! Cream (lots of it), jelly (preferably strawberry), scones fresh from the oven is best, and tea. Endless pots of tea!

Stratford-upon-Avon, England
Roadside Pub, England

 Is it pronounced Scone (like cone) or Scone (like gone)? It's a regional thing, either (long e) or either (long i) is correct. While in England, a young lady (maybe 7 or 8 y/o) listened as we ordered scones (like cone). We overheard her ask her mother, 'mummy is it scone (long o) or scone (soft o)? Her mother replied, it's scone (like gone), they are American and pronounce it differently.

The Empress, Victoria, BC
 And then there is the controversy, which do you slather on first? Cream, and then jam? or Jam, and then cream? It is an ongoing debate, all about personal preference or which region of England you hail from. Devon vs. Cornish. Devon is cream first, jam on top. Cornish is the other way around. It makes no difference in how it tastes!
My preference, cream first, then jam!
Cream Tea? Yes, please!


Linda Jennings said...

Great post! You know I love cream tea, too. I asked a recent visitor
from England (York) how he pronounces the word scone and he said it just like you and I do with the long o. Dialects from different areas are interesting.

relevanttealeaf said...

Love this post. The pics are lovely. They make me want to go in the
kitchen and whip up a batch of scones right now.

Bernideen said...

What a great post explaining the pronunciation! So interesting.

Marilyn Miller said...

This post makes me want to have cream tea with strawberry jam right now. Oh I do love it all.