It’s all kicking off on Twitter over jam etiquette on National Cream Tea Day
People take their tea very seriously.
If there was ever anything more British than a cream tea, it’s arguing about the correct way to eat it.
As the nation is blessed with a day of celebration for the delightful scone-cream-jam combo, many people are showing their incredibly strong feelings towards the order the toppings are applied.
There’s the cream-first team.
Of course it's cream first - you wouldn't apply butter on top of jam on a slice of toast would you?— Mark Roberts (@homeparkmark) June 30, 2017
Has to be cream first jam on top #NationalCreamTeaDay— Elizabeth Rickard #FBPE (@e_rickard) June 30, 2017
Then the jam-first advocates.
it's jam first. of course it's jam first. the consistency of cream doesn't allow for things to be spread on top of it #NationalCreamTeaDay— Siobhán Moore (@SiobhanMoore90) June 30, 2017
JAM GOES ON FIRST #NationalCreamTeaDay— Danielle ♉️ (@DaniB_x) June 30, 2017
And then some complete mavericks suggesting it can be eaten as a sandwich rather than two halves.
It's #NationalCreamTeaDay - Make your scone into a sandwich then it doesn't matter whether the cream or jam is on top.— Tony Glover (@QuarshTony) June 30, 2017
easy solution for you on this #NationalCreamTeaDay. jam on one scone, cream on the other, then rotate it 90° and consume the tall sandwich— José 𝒟𝑒𝓁𝓊𝓍𝑒 (@JoeFlet) June 30, 2017
#NationalCreamTeaDay you're all doing it wrong, put the jam on top half and cream on bottom half, put them together and eat it like sandwich— Lilith 🤷 (@WeAreTheLilith) June 30, 2017
The right way? That depends where you’re from. In Cornwall, the jam goes on first but in Devon the cream gets slathered on the bottom.
Whatever your preference, we can all learn a lesson or two from this Twitter user when it comes to compromise.
Born in Devon, Cornish ancestry. Always have a culturally diverse Cream Tea 😀 pic.twitter.com/dUfagqmNaz— Demelza 🌿 (@Mestresik) June 29, 2017
Or from this wise man.
Cream or jam first?— Tom Hallett (@thomashallett) June 30, 2017
For me, the scone is first. Otherwise you get jam and cream all over your plate. #NationalCreamTeaDay