Tea Time

Philippine Tatler Homes - - GOOD TASTE -

Courses are served in three­tier stands and eaten in the or­der of savouries and tea sand­wiches, scones with jam and cream and sweets.

Pick up your cup and saucer to­gether—hold­ing the saucer in one hand and cup in the other. While you’re to hold on to the cup with all fingers ex­cept the fifth (no raised pinkies, please), never grasp the bowl of the cup with one’s hand.

Af­ter stir­ring (one must not swirl), place your spoon qui­etly on the saucer be­hind the cup, on the right hand side un­der the han­dle.

The cus­tom for the no­bil­ity was to tear the scones open—not slice. Whether jam goes on first (Cornish-style), or cream first then jam on top (Devon-style), we leave that up to you.

Royale Tea is a so­cial tea served with cham­pagne at the be­gin­ning, or sherry at the end.

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