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Cream tea

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A cream tea (also known as a Devon cream tea, Devonshire tea,[1] or Cornish cream tea)[2] is an afternoon tea consisting of tea, scones, clotted cream (or, less authentically, whipped cream), jam, and sometimes butter. Cream teas are sold in tea rooms throughout England, especially Devon and Cornwall, and in some other parts of the Commonwealth.

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Cream tea
A cream tea from Devon, comprising tea taken with scones, clotted cream and jam.
Alternative namesDevonshire tea, Cornish cream tea
Place of originEngland
Region or stateSouth West England
Serving temperatureTea: hot
Scones: warm
Jam & cream: ambient
Main ingredientsTea, scones, clotted cream, strawberry jam
Food energy
(per serving)
High kcal
An example of scones prepared according to the "Cornwall method".
A cream tea in Boscastle, Cornwall, prepared according to the "Devon method".