Simple Tea Scone Recipe for Afternoon Tea


Do you know who invented afternoon tea? Afternoon tea was invented in 1840 by Duchess of Bedford. The tea and desserts were served to accommodate her hunger between lunch and late dinner. Eventually she started inviting her friends for teatime to enjoy her tea and a company. Afternoon tea was served on low table therefore another name for afternoon tea is low tea. Check out our amazing homemade scone recipe and make yourself a nice cup of Earl Grey.



·       3 cups plain flour
·       ½ cup white sugar
·       5 teaspoons baking powder
·       1/2 teaspoon salt
·       1 ½ sticks butter
·       1 egg, beaten
·       1 cup of milk


Prep: 10 mins   Cook: 15 mins   Ready in 25 mins



Step 1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Lightly grease a baking tray.
Step 2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Rub in butter. Mix the egg and milk in a small bowl and stir into flour mixture until moistened. 
Step 3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead briefly. Roll dough out into a 2cm thick round. Cut into 8 wedges, and place on the prepared baking tray.
Step 4. Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.
Enjoy your scones with clotted cream, organic jam, and a delicious cup of tea!

Treat Yourself with a Nice Cup of Tea


Self-Care for Women

Self-Care Tips for Women
Self-Care for Women


Learning to say no is really hard; many of us feel obligated to say yes when someone asks for our time or energy. However, if you’re already stressed or overworked, saying yes to loved ones or co-workers can lead to burnout, anxiety, and irritability. It may take a little practice, but once you learn how to politely say no, you'll start to feel more empowered, and you'll have more time for your self-care.  


Below are some self-care ideas because you have made precious time by saying NO:




Probably one of the most vital needs of your body is quality sleep. This means a good sleep routine which could include:


  • Sleep at regular times to maintain a sleep pattern and rhythm.
  • Wind down before bedtime, write in your journal, read a book, take a hot bath or meditate. 
  • Keep your bedroom sleep friendly, with no distractions, dark and at a comfortable temperature.




Your gut health can have a significant impact on your health, well-being, and feelings of vitality. The types of foods you eat crucially impact the bacteria that live in your stomach, resulting in a cascade of either positive or negative outcomes. An unhappy gut can lead to an unhappy person, and vice-versa. Check out our post about 10 healthy foods for stress relief.




We all know exercise is good for us, but do we really know how good it is? Daily exercise can help you both physically and mentally, boosting your mood and reducing stress and anxiety, not to mention helping you shed extra weight. Of course, it might be hard to go to the gym every day, so try to incorporate other exercises, such as walking, tennis, or yoga, which may be able to fit into your schedule more easily. The most important thing is to create a routine that works for you.


Self-Care Ideas for Women
Self-Care and Tea Health Benefits



This can make a huge difference in your life. Even if you’re not feeling particularly stressed, getting away for a weekend every now and then can help you disconnect, relax, and be rejuvenated. These self-care trips don’t have to be costly; simply drive to the next town over and see the sights, or go camping nearby. The goal is to veer away from your normal schedule and take the time to do something just for yourself!


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