If there’s one thing we know in Britain, it’s how to make a decent cup of tea.
Whether you have it strong or slightly milkier, no sugar or three – there are only so many ways to deviate from the classic process of making tea.
So when an American mum and daughter duo took to TikTok to deliver a tutorial on how to make what they call ‘hot tea’ – it shook many Brits to the core.
First off, they half-filled a mug with tap water and put it in the microwave for one minute.
Which is a weird place to begin when making a cup of tea – and it sets the tone for the entire clip. Most Brits would never consider a microwave necessary in the making of tea, but Americans don’t tend to have kettles in their kitchens (which is wild in itself).
After taking it out of the microwave, the daughter then poured the milk directly into the hot water.
Most people would never dream of adding milk before the tea bag, but that’s not the only issue. The sheer amount of milk will send most Brits into a frenzy of disgusted disbelief.
The daughter adds half a mug of cold milk to the hot water, before popping in a tea bag and stirring gently – until it resembles something grey and swamp-like.
But they’re not done. Next comes the sugar.
One sugar? Two maybe? Three at a push, surely? Well, it’s hard to tell, because the young girl has opted for the free-pour method rather than a spoon.
So, no we don’t know how much sugar she added to this anaemic excuse for a cup of tea, but we know it was a lot. She pours the sugar bag for a solid couple of seconds.
And that’s it. ‘Tea’ complete.
Obviously, British Twitter have found this clip, and no one is happy about it.
‘This is an abomination. I had to have a cuppa of Yorkshire to calm down,’ wrote one person on Twitter.
‘What the bloody hell was that insult to our culture?!?’ asked another incredulous social media user.
Others had legitimate questions about the methods used, and dreaded to think what the final result would taste like.
‘That is truly ridiculous – and it would be cold tea with all that milk!’ said one.
‘Buy a bloody kettle & put the tea bag in FIRST!!!! Then take it out before you put milk in!!’ suggested one angry man.
Well, one thing is for certain, if you really want to rile Brits up on the internet, all you have to do is mess with our tea.
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