"I served afternoon tea in the drawing room"

Drawing Room in Dublin Castle
GNU Free Documentation LicenseDrawing Room in Dublin Castle - Credit: Donaldytong
The drawing room is a formal reception room used to entertain guests (derived from withdrawing room with the same function).

Afternoon tea is a particularly English custom and often involves tea, cake, pastries, and elegantly cut sandwiches, minus crusts of course. Everything stops for tea ...