tea party for mum

Experts from Jarrold in Norwich share their advice for making your mum feel amazing this March by sharing their top tips for spoiling her this Mothering Sunday. 

An afternoon tea is the go-to for treating your mother on that special Sunday in March, this year held on the 19th. From dainty sandwiches with the crusts cut off and small slices of Victoria sponge to the age-old debate of jam-first versus cream-first, you can see why it’s a wonderful English tradition that makes mothers feel special. 

set the scene
Make the event extra special by setting the scene; it’s the perfect opportunity for dressing the table and bringing out all your favourite crockery, including cake stands and teacups. 

Don’t feel there is a wrong or right way for presenting your afternoon tea – choose her favourite colours and patterns to show it’s all about her. We love: 

just their cup of tea
Offer a selection of classic teas such as English Breakfast and Earl Grey, but you could try something new or experiment with an untraditional option such as chamomile or jasmine green tea.

Remember, not all tea should be made with boiling water, especially green tea as it makes it bitter. Always warm the teapot by adding boiling water and swirling so there isn’t a temperature drop when it’s time to brew your tea. 

Our favourites are:

let her eat cake…
From the multi-coloured paintings on the fridge door to the artistic creations that still adorn the Christmas tree, your mum loves homemade gifts from her children. 

At Jarrold, our scones have reached iconic status around the streets of Norfolk and we want to share that love with you and your mother on her special day. 

Serve with Richard Bainbridge Strawberry & Rose Preserve, £5, and a dollop of fresh clotted cream, and spend the day enjoying a good natter and delicious cake.

• click here for the Jarrold scone recipe!

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