Cornwall LivingIssue #109

A great British tradition

National Cream Tea Day is almost here!

The cream tea – a quintessential British tradition that has been enjoyed for decades – is, for many, the ultimate foodie celebration of the summer months. So, you’ll be pleased to know that there is a whole day dedicated to this delicious delicacy!

Taking place on Friday 25th June, National Cream Tea Day is set to bring the nation together in a bid to fundraise for some highly deserving causes. Now in its seventh year, the day is organised by Rodda’s Cornish Clotted Cream and Tiptree; together, the jam and cream experts donate up to 50,000 portions of jam and cream every year through joint organisation, The Cream Tea Society, which supports fundraisers and charities to put on their own cream tea events. To date, this has helped to raise more than £680,000 for hundreds of UK charities!

Of course, current restrictions have meant that these events have had to be cancelled or postponed, however after the success of last year’s virtual event, Rodda’s and Tiptree are once again hosting this year’s celebrations online, allowing everybody to come together through the power of social media and enjoy a much-needed cream tea.

Taking place on 25th June, the day will involve competitions, virtual bake-a-longs, recipe sharing and simple hints and tips to create the perfect cream tea. Funds raised will be used to support The Wave Project, Essex and Herts Air Ambulance, Mind Essex, Hospitality Action, and The Royal British Legion. Participants can donate to these charities by visiting The Cream Tea Society website donations page, or by donating themselves to a charity of their choosing.

“This year, more than ever, we want National Cream Tea Day to be a feel-good celebration,” says Nicholas Rodda, 5th generation of the Rodda family and Managing Director. “Taking place at the end of what have been a difficult 18 months for the country, it’s the perfect time to support those organisations that have not been able to fundraise due to the pandemic.”

So, whether you serve your scone with jam or cream first, everybody is invited to join in to raise funds for a very worthy cause. To be a part of the festivities or to find out more about running your own charitable cream tea event, simply head to


Cornwall Cream Tea Society

@creamteasociety on Facebook

@creamteasociety on Instagram

"This year, more than ever, we want National Cream Tea Day to be a feel-good celebration"

Nicholas Rodda