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Celebrate National Cream Tea Day

Spread the jam and dollop that clotted cream on a warm scone and serve it up with a perfect cup of tea to celebrate National Cream Tea Day on June 24.

The national day

The nation’s most British and favourite past time is having a good old classic jam and cream scone with a cup of tea. This is something you can most definitely do on the last Friday of June.

National Cream Tea Day is organised by Rodda’s Cornish Clotted Cream and Wilkin and Sons Tiptree. The jam and cream experts come together to donate up to 50,000 portions of jam and cream every year. With their joint organisation called The Cream Tea Society, they support fundraisers and charities to put on their own cream tea events.

This delicious day encourages people to come together, enjoy a cream tea and raise money for worthy causes. In the past this has helped to raise over £680,000 for hundreds of charities across the UK.

Have a visit to to learn more.

Photo by Alexandra Kusper on Unsplash

Making it yourself

The most important question here is, of course: is it jam or cream first on your beautifully warm scone? This is an ongoing debate across our nation and the puzzle may never be categorically solved.

However, it’s got to be jam first right? The jam is easy spreadable and you can top it off with a generous dollop of cream.

The Devonshire cream is traditionally spread first and the jam second. When the jam is spread first and topped with cream, it’s considered Cornish. In this case it comes down to what way you want to do it. After all, the best could just be the way you enjoy it most.

Don’t forget to post your photos with the hashtag #nationalcreamteaday.

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