February 13, 2013 If you enjoyed this, please share:Hot tea etiquette is important in business and social settings. We’ve come a long way from the straight-laced Victorian tea times when afternoon tea was first established (and even the post-Edwardian period…think Downton Abbey). Today, indulging in a cup of afternoon tea is not just for social settings among friends in your home. Business professionals realize that afternoon tea in a restaurant is a way to set aside a few moments of gentility to strengthen business relationships. In this segment I did for Fox 23 on hot tea etiquette, I share the proper way to hold the cup, and the etiquette for adding sugar, milk, or lemon. You’ll also learn if the pinkie finger should be extended and how to eat a traditional tea scone.