High Tea is often confused with afternoon tea. Many people mistakenly refer to Afternoon Tea as High Tea, because they think it sounds regal and 'posh' when actually, High Tea is a dinner eaten at a 'high' table rather than a low tea table. High Tea is a substantial evening meal (5 to 7 PM approximately) where traditional British favorites like Shepherds Pie, Welsh Rarebit, a little piece of fish or even beans on toast are served.
Here is a simple High Tea suggestion:
Baked Beans on Toast Serves 2
Two slices of good grain or wheat bread toasted. Butter for toast One tin of Heinz Baked Beans warmed and divided between the hot buttered toast.
Serve with a Brown Betty teapot full of good quality leaf tea, e.g., "Rather Jolly Tea Co." Rather Breakfast Blend. Or, if you prefer tea bags, "Taylors Scottish Breakfast" Breakfast tea. Milk and sugar to taste.