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Afternoon Tea Etiquette

There is more to enjoying teatime than simply sipping tea, nibbling on dainty sandwiches and making small talk. Whether you are holding an afternoon tea gathering or attending one elsewhere, it is very important to familiarise yourself with the correct teatime etiquette. In this video, etiquette expert William Hanson teaches celebrity chef Gino d’Acampo and presenter Melanie Sykes a thing or two about how to serve tea the right way.

This light-hearted video is fun to watch which means you should remember all the tips. Learning about etiquette is not always the most enjoyable experience but a light-hearted look is usually the best way to learn new things, and then you can buy an etiquette book if you wish to learn even more about it.

Do you add the milk or the hot tea to the cup first? Should you serve your guests or let them help themselves to tea? Find out the answers to those questions, as well as discovering the correct way to dab your lips with your serviette and various others etiquette tips. Also find out which etiquette pitfalls and clangers to avoid! Continue reading

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Christine Szalay-Kudra

Hi, my name is Christine and I would like to welcome you to TeaTime Recipes. Tea has always been a favourite of mine and I adore the tradition of serving this wonderful beverage with all kinds of little snacks both sweet and savoury. Read More