The Perfect Vegan Afternoon Tea Picnic
In the UK, we are now allowed to meet in a group of six in outdoor settings! This is perfect as the rule was introduced in time for Spring, so we should get to enjoy a lovely picnic in the sunshine. Unfortunately, this still means that we cannot sit inside and book a day of afternoon tea, but that doesn’t mean you cannot make your own…
As there are limited options for a vegan afternoon tea, creating your own means you are in control of what you bring and the picnic will cater to everyone- from the vegetarians, to the dairy-free.
Below are recipes and ideas for a classic vegan afternoon tea picnic. From our refreshing Oat Milk Tea Lattes, to vegan cakes, we have the perfect selection for you.
No afternoon tea would be complete without… tea! As you will be taking your afternoon tea on a picnic, it is best to have a chilled tea to enjoy in the warm weather.
HumaniTea is the quintessential vegan tea latte, as it is brewed with real tea leaves, has natural ingredients, and uses creamy oat milk instead of cow’s milk. The Earl Grey Tea Latte is best for an afternoon tea, as it is traditionally British and works well with scones and sandwiches.
However, if you prefer the taste of green tea, then our Matcha Green Tea Latte would be better for you. Its earthy yet smooth taste compliments citrus and sweet fruit that you can bring along to the picnic. Enjoy it at room temperature, chilled, or bring some ice along with you to make the tea lattes even more refreshing!
Another must-have treat for any afternoon tea, but this time it is vegan. This recipe serves six people, and here is what you need to create them!
- 350g self-raising flour, extra for dusting
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 3 tbsp caster sugar
- 95g vegan vegetable spread
- 150ml soy milk (plus extra to glaze)
The best recipe and instructions on how to make them can be found here: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/vegan-scones
Tip: Bake them plain and vegan cream and jam as a topping, or add some fruit to the mix!
Finger sandwiches are a staple of many afternoon teas, but most of them are usually full of meat or dairy. These vegan alternatives are still tasty and full of flavour, just grab some thin bread of your choice. This could be white, granary, rye, etc., and spread some non-dairy butter or another spread.
Start adding your fillings but ensure that it will not overspill. Cut the crusts off, then cut the bread into two-finger width sandwiches so that they are small and easy to pick up.
The three best vegan sandwiches ideal for an afternoon tea picnic are:
- Avocado and hummus
- Vegan cheese and pickle
The berry fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries are the ideal sweet and healthy snack to take on a summer picnic. Bring them along separately or make up a large bowl of fruit salad for you and your friends to tuck into.
Wash the sweet and tangy fruit down with our Earl Grey Oat Milk Classic Tea or Matcha Oat Milk Green Tea Lattes.
Tip: Add some vegan cream to your berries if you fancy it!
Vegan Lemon Cake
This is perfect for when you want to show off your baking skills and indulge in a beautiful, tangy cake. This recipe serves 12, so feel free to halve the ingredients if needed!
- 100ml vegetable oil, plus extra for the tin
- 275g self-raising flour
- 200g golden caster sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 lemon, zested, 1/2 juice
- For the icing
The best recipe and instructions on how to make them can be found here: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/vegan-lemon-cake
There you have it- a selection of vegan food and our very own HumaniTea dairy-free lattes to take on a group afternoon tea picnic. A great way to enjoy delicious food and tea while meeting up with friends after such a long time! Enjoy.