Tea times in Great Brittan are generally not really about the tea. Low-tea aka. afternoon tea is served between 2pm and 5pm and involves a strong black tea accompanied with cream and sugar and an assortment of pastries and little sandwiches often served in courses. High-tea aka. meat-tea aka. empty-out-the-larder-tea is really a term for a hearty early evening meal, often engaged in by the working class after coming home from the factories and fields. The term "high-tea" and "low-tea" came from the height of the tables they were typically enjoyed on. Low-tea on coffee table height furniture and high-tea on dining room furniture.