Afternoon tea is placed in the drawing room on a trolley or tea table.  The hostess pours out the tea and the guests (male if there are any) help to hand round the foodstuffs.  Thin bread and butter, dainty sandwiches, scones, buns and cakes are served to tea.  Tiny tea napkins, a plate and perhaps a small knife are given to each guest.

When drinking tea or any other beverage from a cup, do not crock the little finger or hold it out at an angle.  The finger should bend naturally with the other fingers.

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