An American woman living in the UK has horrified social media users after sharing her method of making British tea.
Izzy, who lives in Edinburgh, posted a video to her TikTok page explain how to make a traditional cuppa, by filling the cup with large amounts of sugar and milk before refilling with hot water and adding a tea bag.
But when she tasted the ultra-weak concoction, she kept sputtering, admitting that her concoction was ‘not worth the joke’ because it was so sweet.
It comes after fellow American Michelle went viral with her own questionable take on “ British tea, ” which she made in the microwave.
Izzy, 22, started her cup of tea by pouring several teaspoons of sugar into a mug.
Then she filled a mug “more than halfway” with milk before boiling the kettle.
Once the water had boiled, Izzy filled the mug completely with water and dropped it into a tea bag for a few seconds.
Then she picked up the “tea”, a very pale brown shade, and took a sip.
Izzy, 22, an American living in Edinburgh, shocked TikTok users with her TV-making method, starting by spooning large amounts of sugar into a mug (left). She then advised to use a lot of milk and filled the mug ‘more than halfway’ (right)
While many would consider boiling the kettle, the first step in making a cup of tea, Izzy waited until she had already put milk and sugar in the mug (left). After adding a splash of hot water, Izzy eventually placed the tea bag in the mug (right)
“Uh, um, that was so much worse than I thought it would be,” she said with a grin of horror.
“Oh that’s pure sugar, it wasn’t worth the joke,” she added.
She explained at the beginning of the video that she had to do something drastic to get a large number of views, and her trick worked because the clip was quickly viewed by more than 20,000 people.
But many TikTok users said in the comments that the tea was not worth the joke, and many jokes were ‘triggered’.
Izzy placed the tea bag in the milky water and quickly stirred (left). She left the bag long enough to add the smallest bit of color to the concoction (right)
Izzy carefully took a sip of the hot drink and expected that it might not taste as good (left). As soon as she tasted something, she grimaced and looked shocked as she admitted it was way too sweet (right)
Although Izzy admitted that she had made the disgusting version of tea as a joke, TikTok users were still shocked saying they were ‘ready to scream’ when they saw the footage
“Girl I screamed before I realized this was a joke,” said one of them.
“It was not worth the joke. The number of people you just activated, ”added another.
“This certainly brought me in a way that I didn’t know was possible,” wrote a third.
The clip comes after another American living in the UK angered Britons with her take on British tea.
In early May, Michelle, a mother of three, went viral for one TikTok video explaining how to make ‘hot tea’ with powdered instant tea mix, Tang orange drink mix, instant lemonade, sugar and a few spices – a recipe where other social media users expressed disgust and dismay.
Just a month later, she uploaded another tea technique: this time she and one of her daughters show how to make ‘British tea’ by boiling the water in the microwave, pouring a third cup of milk, dropping it into a tea bag and then they drown it all in sugar.
“So I got a lot of questions after my last video, and everyone wanted to see me make hot tea or British tea – so today we’re going to have some tea,” she told the camera, standing side by side with one of her teenage daughters.
Uh-oh … American mom Michelle, who went viral last month for her bizarre ‘hot tea’ recipe, is back showing how she makes ‘British tea’
Step by Step: She and her daughter show how they started by putting a mug of water in the microwave
First, they filled a mug with water from the sink about two thirds of the way. They boiled the water in the microwave for a minute and poured milk into it to fill the last third of the cup.
Her daughter then put in a tea bag and sprinkled a lot of sugar in the already overflowing mug.
“That’s how you make hot tea,” said Michelle with a smile.
Since then, she’s made a recipe for ‘British eggs’ with whipped cream and sugar, and another that makes ‘beans on toast’ by microwaving toasted bread with beans and a slice of cheese.