Etiquette is important in social interactions and tea is no exception. This article will discuss some of the basics of tea etiquette.
The best way is to use a tray to carry the tea ad place a saucer underneath the tea cups.
The cups themselves should be filled to about 80%.
The saucer and cups must face the server (if they have designs that could be facing somewhere).
Bring the tray to the table (or near the table if there isn't room) and set it down. Pick up the tea cup with its saucer with both hands and place the item to the guest's left side. If there is no food, then place it near the guest's center. Lift the saucer slightly and rotate it so the front of the cup is facing the guest and set it back down. Don't rotate with the saucer on the table.
Hold the tea cup with your right hand and place the left hand below for support.
Drink the tea with both hands. If it is too hot, wait for it to cool.
When finished drinking, set the cup back down on the saucer and say "gochisosama deshita".