Tea Treats

Cornish Tea Treats.
Tea treats are special outings or trips organised by various groups in Cornwall.
Throughout Cornwall, many churches and chapels, towns and villages have celebrated an annual get together. The local community held a parade in their best clothes and then had a tea party or tea treat.

Parades followed by tea treats were typically scheduled during the summer months, with the most popular time being the Monday following Whitsun. This often coincided with the Sunday school or chapel anniversaries.

It was traditional at Tea Treats to eat Tea Treat Buns which were large saffron buns. Tea Treats preserved many Cornish Music and dance customs andwere important sources for collectors of these customs in the 20th Century.

Dancing at a Cornish Tea Treat organised by Cornish Dance Group Tros an Treys

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