Since the dawn of time, etiquette experts have fought bitter wars over the vexed subject of whether it is correct to extend your pinkie when drinking tea or to fold it in.
After careful consultation with our learned friends in the Big Deal Deportment Department, we can announce a final verdict: it don’t matter what you do with your fingers just as long as one refrains from slurping spilt liquid from the saucer.
Now that that pressing matter has been cleared up, today’s Big Deal will have afternoon tea lovers clapping their dainty hands with joy.
Today’s Big Deal is for weekend afternoon tea for two at the groovy Sugar Qube in the increasingly groovy Finniestoun area of Glasgow.
An internet cafe, deli and hip hangout, Sugar Qube’s afternoon tea consists of four sandwiches; two scones with preserves and clotted cream; four mini-cakes and a choice of tea or coffee.
Natch, the coffee is triple certified which means not only is it organic and Fairtrade but it also meets the enviro-saving criteria of the Rainforest Alliance.
With its floor to ceiling windows and comfy leather sofas, Sugar Qube is a slinky venue in which to take tea and have a catch-up with friends.
Fuelled with clotted cream scones, it is the ideal spot in which to gossip over unsuitable boyfriend choices; dissect celebrity cellulite trends or indeed ponder who is likely to be the SPL’s top goal scorer in the forthcoming football season.
If you are looking for a tasty way to spend an afternoon then today’s Big Deal is:
£10 for weekend afternoon tea for two at Sugar Qube; a 60% saving on the standard £25