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The Great British Baking Show Afternoon Tea Challenge

The Great British Baking Show Afternoon Tea Challenge from Sips by

Do you have what it takes to be a Star Baker? If you’re a tea lover, a passionate amateur baker, and a fan of The Great British Baking Show, now is the time to show off your skills!

Your first challenge today is to create the perfect afternoon tea. That’s right, a toppling tower of scrumptious pastries presented with a heavenly pot of tea! Below we reveal the three winning recipes chosen for your challenge with an expertly recommended tea pairing - do you have what it takes to complete them all and be crowned the winner?

Ready, set, bake!

Sips by is a personalized tea discovery subscription. Each month, we match tea drinkers across the U.S. with delicious teas from over 150 global tea brands that we’re sure they’ll love. Members receive 4 teas chosen just for them in every box. Learn more about our tea subscription service.

SIGNATURE BAKE

CLASSIC SCONES


Scones are the signature tea time treat, especially when paired with delicious jam and homemade clotted cream. You can follow the basics of this trusty recipe, but feel free to be creative and show your personality by making it your own. For instance, you could mix in a fragrant chai or Earl Grey tea, infuse them with lavender, add your favorite berries, or drizzle a citrus glaze on top — the opportunities are endless!





We recommend pairing a classic Earl Grey tea with your scrumptious scones.




TECHNICAL BAKE

MACARONS


Macarons are the perfect treat to test your technical baking skills while taking your dessert from casual to sophisticated. If you're looking to level up this delicate dessert, whip up a batch infused with oolong tea using the recipe we've adapted below. Oolong tea gives the macarons a remarkable flavor complexity, which, coupled with the chewy texture, makes for a deliciously elegant dessert experience.





We recommend pairing a light oolong tea with your elegant macarons.




SHOWSTOPPER BAKE

RASPBERRY LEMON BARS


Congratulations! You’ve made it this far, and now’s your chance to show ‘em what you can really do. The showstopper challenge is your chance to bake a top-tier pastry that’s stunning and delicious. Master this Raspberry Lemon Tea Bar recipe for a bake that’s full of contradictions - it’s creamy yet light and sweet yet tart, but it’s sure to wow at every afternoon tea party!






We recommend pairing a light lemon or raspberry tea with your delectable showstopper treat.




HOLIDAY MARKET

Picture this: the air is redolent with warming spices, you're surrounded by family and friends, a fire blazes in the hearth, your feet are wrapped up in fuzzy socks, and you've got a huge mug full of hot tea in your hands. This holiday season, Sips by is here to make all of your tea dreams come true. Whether you're looking for Christmas teas or spicy chai, gifts for tea lovers or holiday cookie treats for yourself, Sips by has all of the holiday tea, tea accessories, tea gift sets, advent tea calendars, gift wrap, and tea kits you need to ensure everyone has a cup of cheer this year. Shop caffeinated holiday teas, caffeine-free holiday teas, festive teas, and your favorite tea brands.

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SHOP HOLIDAY MARKET


Interested in trying these teas and others? Subscribers receive 4 teas chosen just for them in every box. Learn more about our tea subscription box or explore the loose leaf tea shop.

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About Sips by: We’re a female-founded and led startup that makes discovering tea fun, personalized, and affordable. The Sips by Box is the only multi-brand, personalized tea subscription box. Each month, we match tea drinkers across the U.S. with delicious teas from over 150 global tea brands that we’re sure they’ll love. Based out of Austin, Texas, we are adept at savoring a hot mug even when it’s seasonally inappropriate. 

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