Eco-cha.com | LUPICIA Fresh Tea. Afternoon Tea Recipes, High Tea Recipes, English/American High Tea, Tea party. Tea Etiquette In order for one not to spill the hot liquid onto oneself, the proper way to hold the vessel of a cup with no handle is to place one’s thumb at the six o'clock position and one’s index and middle fingers at the twelve o'clock position, while gently raising one’s pinkie up for balance.
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. What is Tea? Lesson #01 Two leaves and a bud Plucking tea Tea garden Welcome to the Beginners course of TeaClass.