Cream teas are what the typical American thinks of when they think of the British and their teas.
It is not really known where the cream tea originated from but Devon and Cornwall are known for their cream teas and each have a specific way for it to be served.
In Devon, the scones are split in half, clotted cream (like whipped cream but thicker) covers each half and strawberry jam is placed on top. There is not any butter on the scone and the teas have milk in them.
In Cornwall, cream teas are served with a sweet white bread roll (known as a Cornish Split) in stead of a scone. The Cornish spread the jam on the roll and then top it with clotted cream.
You are very lucky to be living in this areas as there are a few really good tearooms that you can experience a cream tea. Here are a few:
Emily's Tea Room
9 Market Place
Mildenhall, IP28 7EF
01638 715 503
Harriets Cafe Tea Rooms Ltd
Bury St. Edmunds IP33 1BT
01284 756 256
Ely, CB7 4AU
01353 661 100
Or you can go here and make your own cream teas.