In America, tea is seen as a very informal thing. We grab our cup of tea on the go and put it into a travel mug and drink it as we drive to work in the morning. This is widely acceptable in America but not everywhere else in the world. Sometimes a common gesture in your country can be considered very disrespectful in other places. Get to know the etiquette before you have your tea time!
|China||1. Use your tea leaves more than once|
2. Drink very slowly
3. Hold the cup with two hands
4. Tap your fingers twice on the table to say “thank you”
|1. Pour for yourself before others|
2. Mix with milk or sugar
|Japan||1 Only fill your cup 80% of the way|
2. Use two hands to hold the cup
3. Taste the tea first before adding milk or sugar
|1. Blow on your tea if it is too hot|
|United Kingdom||1. Carry your tea with the saucer|
2. Drink with milk
3. Put your milk in last
|1. Dunk biscuits into the tea|
|Turkey||1. Add sugar|
|1. Add milk|
|Argentina||1. Finish your whole cup of tea|
2. Put your spoon into your glass until after you have finished
|India||1. Eat the food that is served with the tea||1. Accept the first time someone offers you tea, but the second|
2. Swirl your tea in its glass
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Author: Sophia Strojny.