American woman demonstrates how *not* to make British tea

It’s pretty much impossible to mess up a cup of a tea. All you have to do is boil some water, steep a tea bag and add a splash of milk and some sugar if so desired — what could possibly go wrong?

Well, if you’ve seen TikTok user jchelle36’s most recent video, then you know that everything can go wrong, apparently.

In the video, jchelle36 — an “American living in the U.K.” — shares how she makes hot tea, AKA “British tea.”


Americans making hot tea 🍵 #americanintheuk @mleemaster10

♬ original sound – jchelle36

First, jchelle36 fills a mug with water from the sink. Next, she heats that water in the microwave for one minute (???) and then, with the help of her daughter, pours milk into the cup before steeping the tea bag. Finally, she adds enough sugar to her tea to bake an entire batch of chocolate chip cookies.

“And that’s how you make hot tea!” jchelle36 says at the end of the video as she holds up her hot mug of milk.

Jchelle36’s video has gone viral — not just on TikTok where it has more than 111,000 likes, but also on Twitter, where a post about the video has received more than 23,000 likes.

“Never been so triggered in my life,” U.K.-based Twitter user whatforholl joked about the “disgusting” tea tutorial.

In the comments, people expressed similar sentiments.

“How can there be no consequences for making this video? At least 3 or 5 years in prison or just something,” one person joked.

“This angered me on the deepest possible level,” another user noted.

“This has to be satire,” a third person added.

If you enjoyed this story, check out jchelle36’s disastrous iced tea recipe.

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