A Traditional Cornish Cream Tea ♥

I was recently contacted by Parkdean Holidays to ask if I would like to sample some traditional locally sourced goodies from Cornwall.. of course I said ‘yes please’! As you all probably know by now, I’m quite the afternoon tea lover and I’m partial to a bit of cake and a scone now and again, so obviously I jumped at the chance. I’m also a massive fan of the beautiful Cornwall area, having visited a few years back and absolutely falling in love.

When me and my boyfriend at the time were at uni, we decided to have a little holiday to celebrate the end of our first year of university. We drove my little old Fiat Punto almost 300 miles all the way down to the far South West of England and pitched up a tent for a few nights. It was my first proper holiday in the UK, and my first trip to Cornwall. We didn’t really have a clue where we were going, nor how to pitch a tent, but it was so much fun to have our very own care-free independent holiday.

I was stunned by just how beautiful the UK could be, and the golden beaches around a little village called Boswinger really took my breath away. We decided on the tiny village simply by looking at Google Maps satellite images and picking the clearest waters and the nicest beach! This seemed like an excellent idea, and it actually worked out really well for us. As we were ‘skint students’ at the time, we decided a holiday in the UK would be better value than a trip abroad, and we didn’t regret it one bit! I’ve included a few of the photos from our holiday below.

As well as the local area, I also fell in love with the traditional British cream tea, the Cornish way (jam first, cream on top!). My wicker hamper of treats kindly sent to my by Parkdean included some delicious butter scones, clotted cream fudge, classic Cornish tea bags, Rodda’s clotted cream, Sisley’s strawberry jam, and Cornish fairings biscuits. Everything we needed for a delightful little afternoon tea at home! The scones were beautiful and I loved the fudge! I made some sandwiches and got out some of my vintage china for the occasion, and shared the goodies with my parents last weekend. Thank you Parkdean!

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A Traditional Cornish Cream Tea ♥


  1. August 17, 2015 / 2:20 am

    Omg so totally jealous right now haha =]


  2. September 8, 2015 / 3:52 pm

    Really great photos! As a self professed Jam First girl and afternoon tea lover, would you mind taking 2 mins to fill out this quick survey – the Cream Tea Debate: http://svy.mk/1Nw7qp6 Would love to have your input! 🙂 Chloe

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