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5 English Tea Sandwiches to Serve at Your Next Tea Party

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You have dressed up in fancy clothes, brought out your fanciest tea set, and the tea is brewed to perfection. You have the makings of a fantastic traditional English tea party except for one thing – no tea party is complete without dainty and delicious finger sandwiches!

Here are five English Tea sandwiches guaranteed to keep your taste buds tingly and your pinkies raised.



4 tbsp butter

½ tsp grated lemon zest

1 tbsp chopped herbs

Combine softened butter, grated lemon zest, and herbs. Spread on white bread and add the cucumber.

White and brown cream cheese and cucumber sandwiches on cake stand


Spread mayonnaise on white bread. Add sliced tomato and aged cheddar and garnish with watercress.

Egg Salad


3 hard-boiled eggs

3 tbsp red onion

3 tbsp celery

3 tbsp cilantro

2 tsp dijon mustard

2 tsp lime juice

¼ mayonnaise

Mix chopped hard-boiled eggs, chopped celery, red onion, and cilantro, dijon mustard and lime juice, and mayonnaise. Spread mixture onto white bread.

Afternoon tea for two



Fig Jam

Softened butter



Bibb lettuce


Spread softened butter and fig jam on the inside a sliced section of a baguette. Fill with prosciutto, sliced pears, and Bibb lettuce and season with salt and pepper.

English tea sandwiches platter on wooden board over a light background



⅓ cup mayonnaise

⅓ cup finely chopped cooked bacon

Sliced cherry tomatoes

Baby greens

Combine mayonnaise and bacon and season with pepper. Spread mixture on toasted white bread and add sliced cherry tomatoes and baby greens.

Sandwiches on The disc in Wedding

For all of these sandwiches, if you are feeling extra fancy, trim off the crusts and cut into triangles.

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Written by Emily Rumball

Emily is a freelance writer, blogger, tea addict, and animal lover based out of Vancouver, BC.

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