Saturday, March 08, 2008

Victorian Tea Party

In Victorian times it was important to understand the rules and regulations of drinking tea at the home of another.

When taking tea at some one's home it was strongly advised that you should never pour tea or coffee into your saucer, or drink with the spoons still in the cup or "drain the cup or glass."

When attending a "tea party," you were not, under any condition, to request more than one or two spoonfuls of sugar with your tea as it appears greedy to do so at the table of another.

Extending your ring finger and small fingers when drinking from a tea cup was considered to be an affectation which bespeaks arrogance and not refinement.

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