High tea usually consists of cold meats, eggs or fish, cakes and sandwiches. We enjoyed 3 kinds of dessert as well. Its called High tea because many would have the tea on High chairs and tables and therefore, the tea would be high. It was entertained in this manner because it was thought that afternoon tea would be more easily digested when sitting at a high angle to aid digestion as the abdominal muscles would be more active at that angle--silly English.
The tall glass in the middle of each table contained a jasmine flower that blossomed right before our eyes when the server poured hot water on it!
I'm already looking forward to making this a yearly tradition xxooo