A dish of tea.
Posted by A.R. Gatewood on February 04, 1998 at 17:15:25:
In response to My Scottish greatgrandfather poured his into the saucer to drink it - nfm, written by Peg on January 21, 1998 at 08:01:27
] :)I've been told that china during this period had handles so ornate that it often wasn't possible to put your fingers into the handle to pick up your cup. As a result, they would lift the cup and pour some tea into the saucer and drink from it. It also had the added benefit of cooling the tea somewhat.
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