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Devonshire tea

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A Devonshire Tea or Cream tea is tea taken with a combination of scones, clotted cream, and jams. Outside England, it is promoted as a typically English and perhaps rather middle class meal, sometimes also referred to as High tea. This is offered for sale in tea rooms wherever English culture is present, or wherever someone wants to give an impression of it. Within England it is a straightforward regional speciality, marketed to holidaymakers but widely eaten locally.

Other items served at Devonshire Tea may include cucumber or watercress sandwiches with the crusts cut off, various small cakes, and mousses. Purists regard these items as excrescences, and avoid them.

The name of this tea comes from the county of Devon in England, where it is a local speciality. Some refuse to call it "Devonshire tea" because they dispute that this type of tea is original to Devon. It is indeed served all over South West England, and in England is known just as a cream tea.

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