A Thrifty Gift Idea For A Tasty Treat
Afternoon Tea at the Ritz is a quintessentially British tradition and can be found on many peoples ‘To Do’ list. But if you can’t stretch to the £53 per head price tag why not have a go yourself?
It makes a fabulous Mother’s Day, Birthday or Anniversary gift without breaking the bank.
The Ritz puts on a real spread for its high tea extravaganza which includes:
- A selection of scrummy sandwiches including smoked salmon, cream cheese, cucumber with dill and roast ham
- Home made scones with jam and clotted cream
- A selection of pastries and cream cakes
- Selection of Teas
Why not buy all these goodies online at a supermarket and make it yourself? It’s a budget way to make a gift but the time and effort that goes into it makes much more of an impression.
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How Much Will Homemade Tea At The Ritz Cost?
The cost of buying these ingredients at Tesco.com (all items were Tesco brand and prices correct on 23rd March 2009) = £38.42. This is enough for 4 people – that’s just £9.60 per head
At the moment you can get £5 cashback when you register with Tesco.com and make your first grocery order (get 3-7% on other items you may order through Tesco such as electrical goods and DVDs).
Cost of buying the Ritz Tea ingredients at Asda.com (all items were Asda brand and prices correct on 23rd March 2009) = £28.34. This is enough for 4 people – that’s just £7.08 per head
Asda.com are also doing a £5 cashback incentive for your first grocery shop online and up to 5% on other items.
If you have saved up for this teatime treat and want to book then LastMinute.com have an offer to buy Afternoon Tea for Two for £82. Buy Afternoon Tea for Two at the Ritz at Lastminute.com
(correct as of 23rd March 2009).
Or buy direct from The Ritz in London.
(Image from Gaetan Lee on Flickr)