Teatime also called afternoon tea. See from name, have tea party afternoon.
Traditional teatime is 4:00pm, however any time between two and five o’clock may be appropriate.
Formal tea parties are often characterized by the utilization of prestige utensils, like porcelain, Bone China or silver. The table is formed to seem its prettiest, with cloth napkins and matching cups and plates. Additionally to tea, larger parties may provide punch, or in weather , cocoa . The tea is amid a spread of foods that are easy to manage while during a sitting room: sandwiches, like cucumber or tomato, cake slices, buns or rolls, cookies, biscuits and scones are all common.
If it is not a large formal tea, a tray and tea service are not necessary.
A China tea set consists including:
- a teapot
- a milk pot
- a sugar bowl
- hot water
- a plate for lemon slices arranged on a wooden or tin tray are fine.
The tea tray and China tea set are placed at one end of the table.
On the right, set out the necessary number of cups and saucers and teaspoons.
Plates, flatware, and tea napkins are placed on the left.
Platters of refreshments can include tea sandwiches in fancy shapes, various kinds of nut breads, cakes, pastries, and cookies.
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How to hold cups and saucers
- Place the saucer holding the cup within the palm of your left and move it forward to rest on the four fingers, which are slightly spread apart.
- Steady the saucer together with your thumb resting on the rim. A left-handed person simply reverses the procedure.
- A handled cup is held with the index through the handle, the thumb just above it to support the grip, and therefore the second finger below the handle for added security.
- The next two fingers naturally follow the curve of the opposite fingers. it’s an affectation to boost the small finger, even slightly.