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The History of the Cream Tea

The classic cream tea is a staple in tea rooms all over the UK and throughout the world. It should normally consist of just a scone, clotted cream, and jam. Simple right? Not quite. The humble cream tea is a source of contention between neighbouring English counties, Devon and Cornwall. As a proud Devonian, I thought it might be fun to look back at the interesting history of the cream tea to find out how it came about, why we love them so much, and which way of doing them is correct.

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