While social formalities were reportedly easing a little by the 1930’s, hosting an afternoon tea still required some rules of etiquette to be observed.
And in her widely acclaimed book Etiquette and Entertaining, Lady Troubridge offers advice for the hostess on the subject of afternoon tea. Importantly she makes the point that “drawing-room tea is […]
Tea parties today are informal affairs. But there are three small points of etiquette. It is ‘not done’ to crook your little finger as you drink your tea – a ridiculous affection which is fairly considered ‘genteel’. There is on the other hand no sound reason for putting the tea rather than the milk in […]