✿ Don’t place items on the table. This protocol extends to keys, hats, gloves, eyeglasses, eyeglass cases, anything that is not part of the meal.
✿ Don’t overload the fork when eating the foods served at tea.
✿ Don’t chew with your mouth open.
✿ Don’t smack your lips.
✿ Don’t touch your face or head during teatime.
✿ Don’t tip up the cup too much when drinking tea, but keep it at a slight angle.
✿ Don’t extend a pinkie when holding a cup.
✿ Don’t reach across the table or across another person to get something.
✿ Don’t try to remove food from your teeth in the presence of others. If something gets caught in your teeth, excuse yourself and take care of the problem in the restroom.
✿Don’t place your napkin on the table until you are ready to leave.