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English Tea Time / English high tea, English teaCTS28

High Tea is a much different thing. It was served later (around six in the evening) and consisted of a full, dinner meal for the common people. Tea was still served

High Tea Society was delighted to sit down for high tea at internationally renown Raffles Hotel in Singapore. Serving high tea for more than one hundred years, Raffles’ high tea has an old world charm and real sense of occasion to it.

from What's Cooking America

Afternoon Tea Party Recipes

Tea cups with a handle are held by placing one’s fingers to the front and back of the handle with one’s pinkie up again allows balance. Pinkie up does mean straight up in the air, but slightly tilted. It is not an affectation, but a graceful way to avoid spills. Never loop your fingers through the handle, nor grasp the vessel bowl with the palm of your hand.

(Actually, in Europe it's improper to have your pinky out for High Tea.) I've always wanted to have a "proper" tea party :) High Tea, Tea Parties, and Tea Sets.

from A Pinch of This, a Dash of That

Sweet & Savoury High Tea Recipes