Hello! I have a puzzle, and perhaps you can help me with it!
I had dinner at one of the Indian cafes on East Ham High Street the other day, and I had a cup of masala tea afterwards. It came in a vessel like the ones pictured — a metal cup inside a metal bowl/saucer.
That wasn't the confusing part, though; the confusing part was that the tea had been poured into the cup so it overflowed into the bowl. Is this normal? I know some British people like to drink their tea out of the saucer, and I seem to remember that there are various drinks around the world that are customarily poured to overflowing (e.g. sake served in a cup inside a cedar box). I haven't heard of this for masala tea before, though. It also made it a bit awkward to drink, since the bottom of the cup dripped every time I lifted it up.