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11th Feb 2022

Viewers left in shock after video of American woman making a cup of tea

Some people said they were “traumatised” by what they’d witnessed.

Viewers have been left in shock after a viral video from an American TikToker showing how to make a cup of tea.

TikTok user @swfinds, an American woman who recently moved to the UK, shared the “chaotic” tutorial which has since racked up over 1.3 million views.

In the bizarre clip, she combines milk, water, sugar and two teabags in an electric kettle before turning it on. Once boiled, she pours the contents into a latte glass, adds a little more sugar, and enjoys.

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For some reason, the user explained that she was not making “iced tea”, she was making “British tea”.

The comments section was quickly flooded with people expressing their absolute disbelief and informing her that what she had made was actually neither of those things.

“Please dear god make this a joke,” one person said.

“You realise this is a crime?” another wrote.

“I know you did not just do that,” a third added.

“I’m America and even I’m traumatised by this,” a fourth said.

Others said they would need to talk about what they had just seen in therapy.

“My therapist is going to be hearing about this,” one person wrote.

Another joked:”My therapist gonna need a therapist after this one.”

Many were confused about whether or not the video was satire as Americans making offensively bad tea to poke fun and British and Irish has become a popular trend on TikTok in the past year.

However, judging by the rest of the user’s profile – which is dedicated to the things that confuse her about living in Britain – it seems she was being genuine.

Last year, TikTokers this side of the pond were shocked to find out that many Americans did not know what an electric kettle was.