'Virtual' National Cream Tea Day
26th June 2020
Sharing a cream tea in a garden or watching a virtual cream tea will be a chance to lift some spirits this Friday 26th June.
- Phil Khoury, Harrods Patisserie chef, shares his tips and tricks to make a perfect scone,
- Juliet Sears a baking expert from ITV will host a tutorial on Instagram and then
- Cream tea chat with Nicholas Rodda & Scott Goodfellow on Live Instagram
- Chloe McGrath from Essex will be creating great cocktails to complete the day.
The British tradition of sharing home-made scones spread with strawberry jam topped with Cornish clotted cream has grown since Wilkin & Sons, makers of Tiptree preserves, and Rodda’s, makers of Cornish clotted cream, established The Cream Tea Society five years ago; their aim was to donate 50,000 portions of jam and cream to charities each year. This year many fundraising events have been put on hold but we hope some will events will take place later in the year to boost charities’ funds.
Scott Goodfellow, Joint Managing Director: “This year, National Cream Tea Day will take in a slightly different format but we will celebrate virtually and have some great online activities lined up. This date is a highlight in our calendar, I usually pop into one of our Tiptree Tea Rooms to enjoy a Cream Tea on the day, but this year, I will be partaking in my garden.”
“We hope to build upon our strong links with Rodda’s to reach even more people this year and to encourage yet more people to participate and to raise funds, sharing their memories with us through social media.”
So, whether you serve your scone with jam or cream first, everyone is invited to join in to raise money for a worthy cause of their choosing in the UK and overseas.
Be a part of the day by following @creamteasociety on Facebook and Instagram, or using the hashtag #nationalcreamteaday. For more information on the day visit www.creamteasociety.co.uk