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The way to take tea just like the Queen : Royal etiquette

MEMBERS of the royalty are thought to regularly enjoy tea . What etiquette do they follow?




You can treat your friend or loved one to a classic British combination of tea and cake, and dress and eat just like the Queen does when she has her tea . Alex Ion from BrewSmartly.com has shared the essential dining etiquette for attending tea with Express.co.uk. consistent with Mr Ion, there are five recommendations on etiquette for consuming tea .

Afternoon Tea may be a formal occasion and unless stated otherwise the quality code for tea is 'semi-formal’ or 'smart casual’.

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This means rather than sportswear and trainers, ensure to choose trousers, smart jeans, or alternatively a dress.


Kate Middleton would never wear loungewear to enjoy a regal tea , then the general public should imitate .


What to eat first?

Afternoon Tea is typically served on a three-tiered cake stand, providing sandwiches, scones, and a variety of cakes with tea.


There is a politician order for eating the provided cakes and sandwiches during tea , and therefore the Queen reportedly makes sure her guests follow the acceptable order.


A good rule of thumb is top to bottom. the highest tier of sandwiches should be approached first followed by the scones below then lastly, the choice of cakes or pastries.


There is, of course, the endless debate whether you apply the cream first onto the scones or the jam.


In the case of tea , it's entirely up to the buyer .


The Devon way is cream first then jam, however, the Cornish way is jam spread first with cream on top.

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The Queen's pastry chefs have revealed they follow the Devon pattern - cream first, then jam.


So if you would like to eat a scone like Queen Elizabeth, then the Devon method is that the one to settle on .


Another popular debate amongst Brits is that the order during which to form the right cup of tea.


When pouring for the table at royal events, tea takes precedence in order that the corporate can add milk to their preferred taste.


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