American’s horror ‘English’ brew was storm in teacup. Then came ...

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American’s horror ‘English’ brew was storm in teacup. Then came her eggs!

Diplomat stirs UK forces to action over vlogger’s demo of an English cuppa. But the bother didn’t end there

Josie Ensor

It all started with a video of an American woman in the UK demonstrating to users on social media platform TikTok how to make “hot tea”.

“Michelle from North Carolina” mixes a third of a cup of milk with Tang orange mix, powdered lemonade, cinnamon and cloves before adding copious amounts of sugar, explaining that this is how “this American girl likes it”. She then dunks in a tea bag and puts the mixture in the microwave.

The video quickly went viral as shocked Britons expressed their horror, both at the bizarre recipe and her use of a microwave. TV presenter Davina McCall went so far as to brand it “a call to war”...

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