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Emma B BS: Dinnertime in America (57* d) RE: BS: Dinnertime in America 12 Aug 10

No 6 I regret to say as a regular visitor to Scotland that the ritual of 'High Tea' has all but disappeared from most hotels etc

High tea (usually served anytime from 4-5.30pm) was intended to be the main meal of the day in many houses in Scotland.
High' was the term used to denote that the meal was being eaten at the main table and not at any small side table which might have been used for breakfast or a drink of tea.

Traditionally High Tea was much better value than dinner starting as it did with continuous tea and toast well supplied with butter a main course of steak pie or fish or bacon and eggs with chips etc followed by a cake stand groaning under a mixture of scones and fancy cakes - no English tea time plate of cucumber sandwiches here :)

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