|Please keep your “pinky” curled, and we'll offer you some of these yummy treats.|
|Curl your fingers as much as you can.|
|And look, we don't thrust our pinky fingers out to pour the tea, either...|
|Pinky fingers are perfect for "pinky rings," not for sticking out while drinking tea.|
|Old artwork can be very helpful in showing a period as it truly was lived.|
Aside from that, coffee houses at which hot coffee was served in cups, were very fashionable in England, prior to tea drinking becoming the trend. There is no debate though on how to drink coffee from a cup with regard to pinky fingers being ridiculously thrust out. The only debate with coffee, is that in many countries, it is still socially acceptable for one to pour his or her hot coffee into the saucer, in order for it to cool down to a drinkable temperature more quickly. Pouring one's coffee into the saucer to drink, has not been socially acceptable in many other countries, since the early to mid-1800s.
|Here are two etiquette violations in one image~ Drinking with gloves on and sticking the pinky finger out.|
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