Milk or Tea first?
I have always believed that you put the milk in first because of the risk of cracking your bone china with boiling hot water. But have just heard what sounds like a definitive answer to the question:
BUT if you are wealthy you can afford cups that don't crack under boiling water AND by the time the hot water comes up from downstairs the water is not so boiling so UPSTAIRS you can put the tea in first DOWNSTAIRS you put the milk in firstSo which goes in first becomes a measure of class. Just like everything else in the UK.