Well, Mimi. I suppose this has to do with habits and manners. Some people must just prefer to lap like a dog than to drink an elegant cup of tea. Unless the saucer was high-sided I'm surprised the tea fitted into the saucer.Hi,
“He poured the tea from his cup into his saucer and then drank it.”
Could you please tell me why the man had to do so to drink. Why didn’t he drink with his cup.
According to this thread it was a Swedish tradition too: http://aforum.genealogi.se/discus/messages/2450/91396.html?1269309231To pour tea into a saucer and then drink it is an old Russian tradition. I do not know where it comes from, though.