We were having tea with the family and my brother and I started wondering if holding the cup will help in cooling the tea. Lets say you have two identical cups filled with the same amount of the same temperature tea. You let one just sit and the other you grab with both hands . . . which tea will cool quicker? When you hold a hot teacup you feel heat transfering to your hand. I argued that holding the cup with both hands will help it cool faster. Temperature of hand > temperature of surrounding air near cup therefore tea cools faster am I wrong?