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Cream Tea Poll Results - Did it Backfire?

We all know about the famous cream tea debate between Devon and Cornwall with us Devonians preferring cream teas to be served with jam on top of cream whilst the Cornish insist the cream should be on top. For many people a cream tea the other way around to their usual preference is crazy, weird and wrong. Various different arguments, scientific theories and celebrity opinions exist on the subject that divides our two counties but nowhere could we find a really large unbiased poll on the subject to settle which method is the most popular. We set our sights on creating...

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Dog settles Devon vs Cornwall cream tea debate!

We recently teamed up with our friends at Doggy Devon to share our love of cream teas and dogs, here’s a guest blog from at Claire of Doggy Devon: Doggy Devon is all about dog friendly Devon places to eat, drink, stay and play, and if you follow Doggy Devon on social media, you’ll know that both Paul and I are quite partial to a cream tea when we’re out and about exploring the county with Alfie. I got in touch with Sam (of Devon Heaven Hampers) as it seemed likely that our businesses, both with a love of Cream...

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Devon vs Cornwall Cream Teas

Devonshire cream teas have been made with cream on the bottom and jam on top ever since their origin in Tavistock Abbey in Devon, where the tradition of eating bread with cream and jam began in the 11th century. This origin of the Cream Tea is disputed by the Cornish who believe the only way to serve a cream tea is with the cream on top. Historically, there have been more variations between Cornish and Devon cream teas than just whether jam or cream is placed on top. In Cornwall, the cream tea was traditionally served with a "Cornish split",...

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