Christmas afternoon tea delivery: 8 festive afternoon teas you can order to your home

Since 2020 has been… unprecedented, to say the least, you may find yourself in a position where you can’t travel to your favourite luxury hotel or bakery to enjoy a Christmas afternoon tea this year.

However, this doesn’t mean you have to cancel your plans for festive indulgence altogether – enter Christmas afternoon tea delivery, a service which more and more of our favourite cake makers are offering in light of the current circumstances, and can be just as delicious as the seasonal cream teas you’ve tucked into outside of your home in years gone by.

Whether you’re ordering an afternoon tea as a present or as a treat to yourself this December, here are eight of the very best options we’ve found so far, which (almost) all offer nationwide delivery. From turkey sandwiches and freshly baked mince pies to cookies and brownies flavoured with gingerbread spices, the only problem is deciding which one sounds the most delicious…

The best Christmas afternoon tea delivery options across the UK

Cutter & Squidge Christmas Afternoon Tea at Home

Christmas Afternoon Tea at Home, £29.90, Cutter & Squidge

This is a great little Christmas afternoon tea delivery for two, with molasses spiced loaf cakes (topped with vanilla buttercream and Xmas sprinkles!), two generously-filled mince pies, four scones with plenty of clotted cream and jam to spread on them, and a fine loose leaf tea included. It can be posted nationwide with delivery fees starting from £6.

The English Cream Tea Company Christmas Edition Afternoon Tea HamperChristmas Edition Afternoon Tea Hamper, £89.95, The English Cream Team Company

A real fully whammy of a festive afternoon tea including delights like turkey and cranberry mayonnaise sandwiches, shortbread snowflakes with our handmade apple mincemeat and brownie Christmas tree bites – even the tea is Christmas flavoured, with bags of Gingerbread Tea, Mulled Cider Tea and The Nutcracker Tea in the gift-worthy tin. They’ll send it out almost right up til Christmas – the last delivery date is 23rd December 2020.

The Original Bakewell Pudding Shop Christmas Afternoon Tea for FourChristmas Afternoon Tea for Four, £55, The Original Bakewell Pudding Shop

Catering for a crowd? The Original Bakewell Pudding Shop has various Christmas afternoon tea delivery options with spreads for up to four people, with or without a bottle of fizz. The edible goodies range from Christmas cupcakes to mince pies and of course, their original Bakewell Puddings – this would make a lovely present to send to a friend or relative from afar. 48 hours notice is required for each order.

Yumbles Festive Cream TeaFestive Cream Tea, from £30.95, Yumbles

You can customise this small but delightfully formed tea for up to four people, choosing your own drinks and preserved to go with the cranberry and orange scones. The addition of a mini Christmas cracker and vintage design paper plates and cups from Talking Tables make a thoughtful finishing touch.

Festive Afternoon Tea Box Time For Tea VintageFestive Afternoon Tea Box, from £36, Time for Tea Vintage

Available from the 18th to the 24th December, this would be a brilliant festive surprise to arrange for your nearest and dearest as we get closer to the big day. Rather brilliantly, alongside turkey stuffing sandwiches, mince pies and gingerbread bites, there’s mini Yorkshire puddings or pigs in blankets (vegetarian options are available too). UK-wide delivery is £8.50 with reductions for nearby postcodes.

Firmdale Festive Afternoon Tea for FourFestive Afternoon Tea for Four, £200, Firmdale Hotels

If you’re really going all out (and live in a London postcode), Firmdale Hotels is offering the ultimate luxury Christmas afternoon tea delivery every Saturday up to Christmas. The price includes a bottle of Veuve Clicquot and a selection of savoury and sweet treats prepared by the chefs from the Soho Hotel, from truffle and mushroom arancini to cinnamon and honey macarons, chestnut, clementine, cranberry and almond tiffin and the obligatory freshly baked scones with clotted cream and preserves.

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Festive Afternoon Tea Hamper, £55, Devon Heaven

Presented in a wicker hamper that’s positively overflowing with treats, this is the ultimate festive indulgence. Scones and mince pies are Christmas pudding flavour Devonshire fudge, luxury chocolate truffles and a snacking pot of sweet and salty nuts.

Christmas Afternoon Tea For Two Gift
Christmas Afternoon Tea For Two Gift, £20.50, Not On The High Street

Designed as a postable gift box to send to loved ones, but could absolutely be ordered and enjoyed by yourselves too. It’s also the most affordable option we’ve found – not bad considering you get a Baileys brownie, mince pie brownie, salted caramel brownie and honeycomb brownie in each one, plus two Teapigs tea temples and sugar swizzle sticks to sweeten them up.