Why are we able to sip hot tea or milk

Question.
Why are we able to sip hot tea or milk faster from a saucer rather than a cup?

Solution:
Tea in a saucer has larger surface area than in a cup. The rate of evaporation is faster with increased surface area. The cooling of tea in saucer takes place sooner than in a cup. Hence we are able to sip hot tea or milk faster from a saucer rather than a cup.

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