How lovely of you to visit!
Now, this wouldn’t be a tea-blog if I didn’t write about the various unwritten rules about the etiquette of tea drinking would it?
(Was that a tautology? Writing about ‘unwritten’ rules? Anyway, I digress)
Tea is drunk around the world and every country has its own traditions, ceremonies and rules as to how tea is to be drunk and I found a few fun infographics on the subject.
Around the World
I’m fascinated by the various tea ceremonies around the world, particularly the Japanese Tea Ceremony and find it interesting how each country treats tea drinking so differently.
Who knew that having the pinkie extended was considered improper behaviour? It’s synonymous with British Tea-drinking caricatures! The British take their tea drinking very seriously, as evidenced by the number of sources relating to tea drinking etiquette.
How long have you got?
I am also very pleased to learn that dunking biscuits is considered primitive. I lack the ability to attempt to dunk without ending up with a foot of gunge at the bottom of my tea cup, that was once a biscuit or other. I simply cannot!
But shh! Don’t tell anyone that I have sipped tea from a spoon. All in the name of tasting for sweetness of course.
Other Tea Facts*
*Not verified by me!
I will examine more about the Japanese Tea Ceremony (amongst others) in a separate post.
What tea drinking etiquette or custom do you abide by or have you experienced on your travels? I would love to hear about it!