Insane 'hot tea' recipe leaves the world baffled and enraged
This is NOT tea
Tea. It's just one of those things that everyone agrees on. It's water with some kind of leaf – fresh or otherwise – infused into it. However, it seems one lady in the US has missed the memo.
A recipe video was released this week on TikTok for 'hot tea', and it's so far from anything vaguely tea-like that the internet is struggling to cope.
Nicole Caroline has made her own version of tea, which she has somehow reverse engineered from ready-mixed iced tea. Honestly, this one has to be seen to be believed:
Hot tea “this American girl” likes 😊 #americanintheuk #fyp @nichole.caroline
So that's one cup of iced tea mix, some ground cinnamon and clove, about a cup of lemonade, two cups of tang (powdered orange concentrate) and two cups of sugar.
As one commenter puts it, "where's the tea? All I saw was sugar and flavoured sugar."
Among the internet respondents were a number of deeply offended Brits. To many, this video is nothing short of blasphemy:
Even pop legend Tom Jones weighed in on the matter:
But the question is, is the Welsh heartthrob right? The drink is made from instant iced tea, after all, so it does technically have tea in it. What do you think?