Americans Try Afternoon Tea In London For The First Time

Americans Try Afternoon Tea In London For The First Time

– This is not good for my body, but it’s so good for my everything else. (upbeat, string music) – Today, us two Americans are going to try afternoon tea for the first time in the heart of London. – Although this guy is in it, does not mean that it’s a Worth It video, I’m not Andrew. – You’re not Andrew? – No, I’m not. – Oh my gosh, I couldn’t tell! – Are you ready to have a tea party? – Cheers. (ding sound) – Thank you for joining us here. – Traditionally, afternoon tea comprise of an afternoon tea stand. Afternoon tea is basically to bridge the gap
between lunch and dinner, and it comes with three tiers. On the bottom you’d have
your savory sandwich tier, traditionally finger sandwiches. And then moving up,
you’d have a scone tier, with scones, traditionally
clotted cream and jam. And then, on the top, you’d finish with all of
your delicate pastries. And that’d also be
accompanied with a cup of tea. Today, I’m going to be preparing our Charbonnel-inspired afternoon tea. – So, tea is just one
component of afternoon tea. Did the focus of afternoon tea– – Traditionally, it’s the whole package. – What is the right way to go
about this whole experience? – And the pinkie. – Yeah, does the pinkie go out? – No pinkie. – No pinkie?
– No pinkie? – Is that just pretentious? (laughs) – I don’t know where the pinkie came from. (upbeat music) So you take your filter,
and then you pour it in. – What is the filter for? – It catches the tea leaves, because traditionally,
you wouldn’t use a tea bag with your tea, it’s loose leaves. – Does that make the flavor
even broader in the tea? – Yeah. – Do people cheers when they do their tea? – I’ve never cheersed to a tea, but– – You’ve never cheersed? Well, you’re about to right now. (laughs) – You don’t know us so, cheers! – Cheers! – We cheers everything. (upbeat music) – Ooh, beautiful! – That looks amazing! – For some reason it
reminds me of a dollhouse, it’s so properly put together. I don’t even want to eat it. – So, as tempting as it
may be to start at the top, unfortunately you have
to start at the bottom, and then you work your
way up through the tiers, from savory, to sweet and savory, to finish on the sweet. (upbeat music) – We have a selection of five
different finger sandwiches: smoked salmon is quite popular, cucumber and cream cheese
is ever so popular as well, we’ve done a twist on the
(mumbles) tomato focaccia, we have a ham and mustard there, a red onion and cream cheese, and then at the back we
have beef and horseradish. – So finger sandwiches. At first I was worried that
these would be sandwiches made out of fingers of
different animals, but it’s not. – Yeah, I was worried about that too. Whoo.
– I mean you’re telling me that thought
didn’t pop into your head for a second when he
said finger sandwiches? All right. – Its’ so easy to eat, it’s almost scary. – I feel like I could eat
20 of these, like popcorn. – I have the roast beef here. Roast beef, it’s like a
really rich mayonnaise. – That’s really good. – This is cool, cause these
are the kind of sandwiches that I would make at home. – They’re very simple,
there’s something like, nostalgic about it, like this is something my mom would make me,
like going off to school. – I like this experience,
because this makes me feel a little posh. – A little pampered. – Somebody is putting
it in the easiest form for you to just put it in your mouth. All right. Round one
– Tier one complete. – I’m already pretty full. (upbeat music) – The middle tier is two types of scones, we have a Sicilian lemon
scone, and we have a Charbonnel et Walker chocolate scone. Traditionally it’s served
with clotted cream and jam, but we’ve done our little spin on it, and we’ve done vanilla mascarpone,
and an orange marmalade. You break the scone, and then
it’s up to you whether you cream first, and then
jam, or jam and cream. – What do you, I know
there’s a lot of controversy. – For me, you’ve got to
put the cream on first. – I’m going for the lemon one first. – Yeah, cause they’re
already pre-sliced almost. – Cream first. – Oh my god, that is thick. – Did you just eat without
me, without cheersing? – You’re making a sandwich? – A proper scone. That’s really good, it’s not dry at all. It looks like it’s crumbly,
like to the point of dry. But in your mouth, with the
cream cheese, and the jam, it really helps solidify the whole thing. It comes together. – Perfect combination of flavors. – Chop into this guy. – Oh man, I’m making a mess over here. – Yeah. – All right. – It looks like egg yolk. Cheers, old bloke. – Cheers. (ding sound) It’s so good. What a great tea party this is. – Oh my god, this is awesome. (upbeat music) – Look at that, it’s a powdered donut, and you dip it in chocolate. – Oh my god. – Dunk that. – This looks so good. – Look at that. – Cheers – Cheers. – We’ve reached the seventh
layer of hell, whatever it is. We are in pure sin. (techno dance party music) You know how I know it’s so wrong? – Cause it tastes so good? Cheers. Caramel. The crumpet, this must be the… – No. – No? – It’s a brownie. – Oh, it’s a brownie. – First pour the chocolate on top. – Oh my god, go big or go home. – Let the rain flow. Let the sin blow over it. – Dude I always pictured
afternoon tea as this very light, sophisticated, like,
we’re going ham over here. – Oh god. – That’s a unique flavor
right there, it’s not just straight-up chocolate. – There’s like a lemon
or something in there. It’s really good. Look. I’m dead. We did it, we had afternoon tea. – We did. – I feel like we are in
the British version of Sex in the City right now. I don’t know what those
people do in that show, but they’re always hanging
out in cafe’s at 2pm. – How people do this in
between lunch and dinner, commonly, is beyond me. – I did enjoy it, it was a good time. – I did too. You know, it’s exciting, you
get such a variety of things. You get to go on a little
adventure with your friend while you hang out. (light music)

100 thoughts on “Americans Try Afternoon Tea In London For The First Time

  1. ghastly wonder we dislike their attitudes..such savages!..lots of etiquette failures..why do not they stick with their budweiser light and chicken wings..🤣🤣

  2. Dear Americans,

    We don’t eat this at all unless we’re on a sophisticated railway ride or in Chelsea or Kensington, London. I’m British and I’ve only ever had this 3 times in my life 😂

  3. The pinkie emerged in pre revolutionary french aristocratic culture. The rules about how could bed who were a tad laissez faire, to say the least. The pinkie poking out emerged as a way for noble women to let any potential partners to the fact that the lady in question had venereal disease. So there we go.

    And also, it is known that the Queen prefers her scones the Cornish way, which is jam and then cream, and for god's sake, do not sandwich the two halves together.

  4. Even without Andrew I enjoyed this.. that new guy is hilarious as well.. not to mention he’s really good looking. What’s his name?
    Steven is fun to watch as always..

  5. I cannot believe that there are people not knowing what a tea strainer is or what’s it for. “The filter”…bloody really ?!!

  6. Meanwhile, you got charlie sat on his beat up sofa in his flat, watching morning TV dipping his custard creams in his brown stained mug.

  7. I'm not British but in Chile we also have afternoon tea XD is called la once, and is more like at 7-8 pm we use to have la once instead of have dinner , not many people have dinner here in Chile, and is the same as in this video… We drink tea or coffee with any kind of bread (marraqueta is one of the most popular ) filled with anything and biscuits with juice if you're going to have a full once

  8. As a Brit I'm compelled to clarify something to the Americans. The majority of our nation does not have a selection of sandwiches, scones or cakes/pastries with our tea. Ninety nine percent of the time it's just… a couple of biscuits.

  9. At 3:34 I knew something dreadful was coming… then he made a "sandwich" out of the scones and I died.

  10. Andrew vocabulary richness and describing things in extreme way doesn’t take any comparison with anyone 😎 I like Ben tho🙂

  11. Nothing wrong with what you said but if you want to be posh you say "chap" and not "bloke" since bloke is a fairly common terminology but you can say either! 🇬🇧

  12. I totally have a fanfiction in my head of the worth it guys and after this was filmed Andrew show's up and Drama!! He slaps this guy with a glove and challenges him to a duel… And the other guys is like WTF Andrew I'm not even into guys and bla bla …. More Drama Fancy restaurant make out scene xD 🤣😆😜

    MY imagination is limitless 😂😈🙃

  13. The pinky comes from victorians having syphalis, the disease restricts pinky movement (apparently). The wealthy didn't want to be seen to have an STD, so made everyone stick out the pinky so that you don't know who had syphalis.

  14. I have never had this experience in my life. My wife wants to have this three tower sandwich scones and dessert and want to take pic and prob post it on instagram😁 what is the best way to order this when i am at restaurant? Is their a menu for this guys? Also is this only served at certain time of the day? Thanks

  15. You break the scone with your hands, you don't use the knife and you eat each half individually you don't make a sandwich.

  16. You can't cut your scones, you're supposed to pull them apart with your hands. And do NOT sandwich your two scones. How they said scones though

  17. Yewwwww…who allowed this Asian inside to have afternoon tea?! Seriously no class no manners even in having scones. Poor professionalism.

  18. Ben's more chill than Andrew! Andrew's kinda cool but also comes condescending, and his voice is so monotone and boring sounding. Ben's always cool seems like a really cool guy!

  19. Afternoon tea is good but I haven’t eaten one in ages. The only tea places I know that do stuff like this in my area are Betty’s or creams.
    So like my city centre
    Or Harrogate
    English people or my fellow Yorkshire folk get it

  20. That moment at 3:44 when Steven not only said “scone” incorrectly but made it into a sandwich and ate it….

    I’m an American and even I know these things

  21. yeah ….finger sandwiches aren't fingers of different animals, just like chicken fingers isn't the fingers of chickens.

  22. Definitely an agenda with buzz feed. Why feel the need to bring up sin and hell while eating? Normalizing wrong..

  23. You don't have to be British to know what finger sandwiches are. You both are clearly putting up this rich American boys not knowing foreign culture show…

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