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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Derby means tea time

There's something so civilized about proper English tea, served with scones and clotted cream and on fancy china with fine silver. I have fond memories of my first English tea, at the venerable Strand Hotel in downtown Rangoon, Burma, where the British obviously had plenty of influence over the years. As Polly wrote for today's Enquirer, Churchill's in downtown Cincinnati's Tower Place Mall have a queen's tea of their own in early May. I also came across this Cream Tea in the Garden, free (but space is limited) at Macy's Kenwood this Saturday. It's 11am to 12:30pm this Saturday; call 513-247-6411 for reservations. Give us a shout out if you make it - and don't forget to raise your pinky finger just so as you hold your teacup ever so daintily.


at 3:23 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, you are NOT supposed to extend your pinky while you sip. When will people stop saying that? I blame the nouveau riche. No, I blame the people who THINK they are nouveau riche.

at 1:30 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Geeeze anon...who got crumbs on your finger sandwich????

To quote "Tea Time Etiquette" by Cyndee S. Harrison

-Often, we hear 'pinkies up!', but the truth is that the last finger, like all of the other fingers, are simply curved inward. If, in the course of lifting your teacup to drink, your pinkie naturally extends, then it is perfectly correct to do so. If you purposely extend (or purposely inhibit) your pinkie, you're really over-thinking it!

I'm no afficianado of tea etiquette, that's why I looked it up...perhaps your rant about the noveau riche was a jab at Julie feeling the need to tell us all that her first british tea experience was in Burma...color me impressed....

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