What Is High Tea Etiquette
What should i wear?
Gentlemen is smart casual. Ladies, afternoon tea is the perfect excuse to have fun and dress up!
What do I do with my napkin?
Take your napkin, give it a light shake to release any folds, and lay it across your lap. If you leave the table, place the napkin back on the table, to the left of your plate.
Milk: first or last?
The general rule is to either ask if they take milk or to pour the tea and serve milk separately so they can add it if they wish to.
Is there really a right way to stir my tea?
Gently move your spoon between the twelve and six o’clock positions two or three times (no clinking)
How do I hold a tea cup?
Pinch your index finger and thumb between the loop of the handle and place your middle finger along the base of the handle or the base of the cup.
Pinkie in or out?
The simple answer is no. In fact, it is now considered a bit of an affectation.
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