Tea and Tea Etiquette

Teapot Materials

Ceramic - retains heat well, but absorbs oil that effects tea flavor (should not be used to serve any beverage but tea). If you plan to throw frequent tea parties, consider purchasing a separate teapot for each type of tea (black, oolong, and green).

Glass, Porcelain, Cast-Iron - won't absorb flavor. Good for delicate tea (oolong or green).

Teapot Care

Wash teapots seperately and store them with the lid off. Put a sugar cube in an infrequently used teapot to absorb musty odors.

resting knife and fork etiquette

Our resting utensils etiquette section covers the rules (american and continental) for resting your utensils when taking a break from eating, when you are finished eating, and when you are passing food [...]

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