Filled with recipes that have stood the test of time as well as fascinating anecdotes and tales, Tea Fit for a Queen reveals how the tradition of afternoon tea started in royal Britain. More than 40 charming recipes include everything from delicate finger sandwiches to Victoria sponge cake, Chelsea Buns, and a Champagne Cocktail. In these pages learn about the royals and their connection to the history of tea, why jam pennies were Queen Elizabeth II’s favorite tea time treat, and how mead cake came to be served during Henry VIII’s reign. Discover what cake William and Catherine selected for their wedding and hear why orange-scented scones became a royal tradition at Kensington Palace. Tea Fit for a Queen presents a taste of palace etiquette to take home. Includes metric measures.