cream tea

/kreem tee/

A true cream tea should consist of a pot of tea, sugar in a bowl, milk in a jug, with a moist scone containing sultanas, clotted cream and a pot of strawberry jam (US: jelly). It should not be served with dry scones, sugar in packets, milk and strawberry jam (US: jelly) in plastic pots and thin cream beaten to an airy consistency. The great cream teas come from Cornwall and Devon where the clotted cream is thick and crusty.