Why was the phrase “dish of tea” used in the old times?
- People used to store their tea in a bowl like a dish
- People used to slurp tea out of the saucer dish
- People used to prepare tea with such delicacies as though with a dish
Believe it or not, during the Victorian time, people used to pour their tea into the saucer to cool the tea and drink from the saucer dish. During that time, the tea cups did not have handles and therefore could burn the fingers. As a result, people would pour their tea into the saucer dish instead of holding the cup.
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