Woman sparks fierce debate over video on how to make tea: 'Traumatised'

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If you’ve ever been invited to a British person’s house, you’ll know just how much they love their tea.

Tell them you’d prefer a cup of coffee over a humble cuppa and watch as their face contorts into a shocked expression that you’d pass on the opportunity for a hot brew and a biccy.

Now, one American woman has sparked uproar amongst the British TikTok community, after sharing exactly how she makes her own cup of tea.

Woman makes British tea on TikTok
A TikTok user has shared her way of making tea with TikTok. Photo: TikTok/Swfinds

Warning, if you’re a British tea enthusiast, you might want to look away now.

The woman, who goes by the name @swfinds on the social media app is from the US but currently living in the UK.

On her own admission, she states in her bio:” So many things in the UK confuse me!”

Enter her video titled: How to make British Tea (Not Iced Tea). She starts off by adding what appears to be a lot of milk to an electric kettle.


Woman makes British tea on TikTok with electric kettle
She adds all the ingredients into an electric bettle, before boiling them until they're creamy. Photo: TikTok/Swfinds

Then she pours in a heaped tablespoon of sugar before popping in two teabags. Finally, she adds in bottled water before turning the kettle on and boiling the concoction until it’s creamy.

The woman then films herself pouring the liquid into a tall latte glass and adding another heaped tablespoon of sugar to the mixture.

Needless to say, people online had a lot to say about her method, which usually sees people boiling up a kettle and adding water to a cup already housing a teabag. Then milk is added. Although even that method is up for question amongst many.

“I’m traumatised…where is my therapist,” one person commented on the video.

“You are having a laugh,” another person questioned, while another simply said: “This is a disgrace”.

Others were in doubt over the validity of the video, with one person asking the woman if the video is her attempt at satire.

However, others seemed to come around to the woman’s way of making up a hot cup of tea.

“I don’t know you guys, I’m kinda intrigued to try it,” one person said.

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