A big cheer for National Afternoon Tea Week!

I mean, what’s not to like? Gorgeous finger food consisting of delicate sandwiches, exquisite little cake creations and scrumptious scones.

Nothing says Great Britain like a cup of tea and a slice of cake. So, it makes sense that the afternoon tea has become one of the nation’s favourite culinary traditions. As well as being steeped in history, the afternoon tea has evolved over the years.  From the humble beginnings of a little sandwich and a pot of tea, it now comes in all shapes and sizes. Here at China Fleet, we offer all sorts of treats including G & Tea, Prosecco Afternoon Tea and even Children’s Afternoon Teas.

In honour of Afternoon Tea Week, here are our top five fascinating facts about this quintessential British treat.

Afternoon Tea in numbers…

62 billion cups of tea are drunk in Britain every year

£7,000 – the most expensive tea bags in the world – studded with diamonds!

98% of people drink their tea with milk

7 – the 7th Duchess of Bedford started the tradition of Afternoon Tea

4 – the number of different types of Afternoon Teas at China Fleet!

Afternoon Tea at China Fleet is a great way to celebrate a special occasion or as a get together with family and friends. Although, to be honest, you don’t really need an excuse!

See you next week & I hope to see you at the Club soon,


On the Devon and Cornwall border on the banks of the River Tamar, China Fleet Country Club is one of the South West’s leading country clubs and hotel. With award winning golf, spa, beauty, gym, exercise classes, 4 star accommodation, bistro & brasserie and events, the Club is set in 180 acres near Plymouth. Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, Trip Advisor Green Leaders Gold Level & South West Green Tourism Silver Awards & SW Wedding Venue of the Year Award 2019