I was taught with flute to always keep the throat open.
French articulation is tongue between the teeth, which I use for staccato.
My normal way is on the roof of the mouth which is what i do on sax.
I have been practicing tenor which always has been hard for me, I usually play alto.
I use a Couf Artist 9* HR on both horns but with different brands of reed and hardness.
Rico Royal 3 1/2 on tenor Vandoren 3 on alto.
Maybe i should stick to alto.