Drink your tea! It’s a hug in a cup. Don’t you have the same feeling like when you drink your tea, you want more and more. How do you like to drink your tea?
Like the British? We’re talking a good, old-fashioned English tea time, with finger sandwiches, dainty china cups and all the formality a Downton Abbey lover could wish for.
Are you Morning Tea?
Afternoon or evening while watching a movie?
It can be an important ceremony:
« Americans in the Ritz’s tea room stand out because they work so hard to keep their pinkies extended while holding their teacup, it makes you look pretentious. »
Despite all these rules, don’t get too hung up on proper behavior and not making a fool of yourself. British tea time is meant to be relaxing.
If you pay attention to your manners, put the napkin in your lap and keep your feet off the table, you’ll probably be OK then.
Tea – a drink which relieves thirst and dissipates sorrow.
Over to you, how do you like your tea? Which kind?
Cécile lives in Chicago though is originally from southern France. She’s an avid traveler and is always excited by new adventures. After living in Ireland, Australia and Canada, Cécile is an advocate of having a routine but not staying comfortable for too long.