Enjoying high tea in Perth is the perfect way to enjoy a break from shopping or sightseeing. High tea, or afternoon tea typically consists of small sandwiches and cakes, and of course, a refreshing pot of tea. You can generally choose from several different popular types of tea, including Earl Grey and Darjeeling, each with their own distinctive taste. High tea is typically taken around 4pm and the idea behind it was to provide much needed sustenance between lunch and the rather late evening meal. The custom was popular during the 19th century, when tea drinking was beginning to appeal to people from all walks of life, but especially the British aristocracy. It can be expensive to enjoy afternoon tea in a good restaurant or hotel, but it remains one of life’s little pleasures and can be enjoyed in Perth and all over the world.