I am frequently asked if a tea bag is placed in the tea pot or tea cup.
When the tea is served in a pot, the tea bag is placed in the pot. When served just a cup of tea, the tea bag is placed in the cup.
Use your spoon to remove the tea bag from the cup by keeping the tea bag on the spoon and twisting the string around the bag to squeeze out excess liquid. The tea bag is then placed on the saucer behind the cup.