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Etiquette Tip of the Week: A Stirring Issue

Published: 02 May 2012
created by Culture and Manners Institute

If you stir your iced tea with an iced tea spoon, the spoon stays in the glass while you drink the tea. To do this, trap the spoon against the side of the glass with your index finger, while you wrap your other fingers around the glass.

 

If there is a lemon wedge with your iced tea, you may squeeze it.  A lemon slice is a garnish and it is just there to look pretty.  Do not squeeze the lemon slice, nor grind nor pound it into the bottom of your glass with your ice tea spoon (no matter what kind of day you have had so far.)  You may put either the wedge or slice in your tea or leave it out on a plate underneath your iced tea, a salad plate or dinner plate.

 

Want to see what your co-workers, friends and family are made of?  Challenge them to our Banquet Etiquette Quiz, which ran in The Des Moines RegisterClick here for Banquet Etiquette Quiz


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