Cream Tea: the Devon Way or Cornish Way?

Hello there, tea  and coffee lovers! Today, let’s talk about the quintessential Cream Tea and the age-old debate of whether it’s the Devon Way or the Cornish Way. But before we dive into that, let’s first define what a Cream Tea is.

A Cream Tea is a traditional British afternoon tea that consists of scones, clotted cream, and jam, served with a pot of tea. It’s a simple yet delightful treat that generations of Brits and tourists alike have enjoyed.

Now, onto the debate. The Devon Way of serving Cream Tea is to split the scone in half, spread clotted cream on each half, and then add a dollop of jam on top. The Cornish Way, on the other hand, is to split the scone in half, spread jam on each half, and then add a dollop of clotted cream on top.

So, which way is the right way? Well, it really depends on who you ask. Some people swear by the Devon Way, while others insist that the Cornish Way is the only way. But at the end of the day, it’s all about personal preference.

If you happen to be in North Devon, specifically in the charming towns of Lynton & Lynmouth, we highly recommend checking out the North Coast Cafe. 

This lovely cafe is run by Jason & Neal, who are known for serving some of the best scones in Lynton. And of course, they serve your Cream Tea deconstructed, with homemade strawberry jam … so you can prepare your scones just how you like them. 

Jason & Neal believe that whichever way you like your scones is the right way!

In conclusion, whether you prefer the Devon Way or the Cornish Way, there’s no denying that Cream Tea is a delightful treat that should be enjoyed by all. So, grab a friend, head to your nearest tea room, and indulge in this quintessentially British tradition.

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Try some of Neal’s delicious homemade strawberry jam! It’s the perfect way to top off your scones.

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