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Afternoon Tea: Master The Proper English Etiquette (VIDEO)

With the 2012 Summer Olympics being held in London, we thought it'd be time to brush up on our English. When you think about it, nothing says "English" more than proper manners and etiquette -- all things that encompass the famous afternoon tea, where it's less about the tea and more about social mores. God forbid you lift your tea cup without your pinky raised! What would the queen think?

So what goes into being a classy tea drinker? Alie and Georgia of Cooking Channel's "Classy Ladies" take us to an afternoon tea lesson (what many people know as "high tea" is actually afternoon tea). They learn how to drink tea, how to eat scones and everything in between. After watching the video you'll be able to impress all your friends with your knowledge of British custom. But if you want to learn more, check out this article on tea etiquette.