Anonymous asked in Society & CultureEtiquette · 1 decade ago

Serving Tea- serve by age or by gender?

Which do you prefer?

I've read that Asian culture dictates that, while serving tea, you serve according to age- the elderly first (and their spouses), and so on with the youngest last. European culture seems to prefer to serve women first, then men. With guests coming first. I can't decide which method I like better...

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  • ?
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    The order is:

    Oldest ladies first

    Oldest gentlemen second

    Young ladies third

    Young gentlemen last

    I hope this helps.

    Source(s): I was a debutante
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  • Mike J
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Use combo, elderly women first, then elderly men, then women & then men

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