Devon Food, Drink and Local Information - Blog — Cream Teas

Devon Gift Vouchers - 8 Ideas

Afternoon Tea Vouchers and E-Vouchers from us, Devon Heaven Everyone loves receiving presents and especially gift vouchers. Devon Heaven afternoon tea vouchers are always popular and this might be in part because of the flexibility they give the recipient to choose when to use their voucher and often what to spend it on too. Gift vouchers are a more secure option to post than money and arrive as an attractive card, creating a lasting reminder of a special gift. For busy people E-vouchers are also increasingly popular as a way of giving a gift. They can be sent quickly and easily providing you have...

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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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Our Guide to Clotted Cream

Clearly, we love clotted cream here at Devon Heaven and our business relies heavily on its appeal so we thought we’d take the time to learn some more about this cherished West Country creation. What makes Clotted Cream Clotted? Wikipedia describes clotted cream as: a thick cream made by indirectly heating full-cream cow's milk using steam or a water bath and then leaving it in shallow pans to cool slowly. During this time, the cream content rises to the surface and forms "clots" or "clouts". Cream has the same properties as milk but it is richer in fat. What sets...

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A Huge Afternoon Tea Order For Morning Delivery

At the start of the month the NHS celebrated it’s 70th Birthday and many NHS practices across the country held tea parties to celebrate this milestone Birthday. It was a lovely idea to get staff, retired staff, volunteers, patients, users, carers and local community groups together for a cuppa and to share their NHS stories. Devon Heaven was luck enough to be asked to provide an afternoon tea for 100 NHS practices across the country. Practices ranged in size from 10 people to 200 people which lead to a huge number of scones being sent out – 3,400 to be...

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Alterative Easter Gifts – Cream Tea Hampers

Are you looking for something different as an Easter present, perhaps for someone who doesn’t like chocolate, well cream tea hampers are a great alternative. Everyone loves cream teas as much as they do chocolate. They are a better small gift for adults than Easter eggs and are ideal for sharing with the family and enjoying together one afternoon during the Easter period. Also, sometimes children can end up with multiple Easter eggs so buy buying an alternative Easter gift you avoid duplicating the same gift. Although the weather doesn’t always compile Easter coincides with the changing season’s and cream...

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