(CNN) – You will remember the Boston tea party of 1773, when the American revolutionaries famously told the British by throwing tea breasts at the port of Boston.
A new controversy over how to properly prepare a “cup” has arisen in a similar international incident, with the ambassadors of the United Kingdom and the United States sticking their spoon.
It all started in early May when an American TikTok user named Michelle, from North Carolina, sparked outrage on social media platforms with her controversial guide to producing “hot tea”.
It included a microwave and an unmixed mixture of milk, powdered lemonade, cinnamon, Tang soft drink, industrial quantities of sugar and an innocent teapot, which was definitely worth living.
It was too much for British users, who are proud of their national drink, with their leaves being imported mainly from Kenya, India and Malawi. The twin issues in the outrageous outburst of comments were “war crimes” and “diabetes”.
TikTok’s fifth columnist has already garnered more than five million Likes for her efforts, but she has also fueled righteous anger at a nation near the boiling point and with a lot of time in her hands.
So Dame Karen Pierce, the British Ambassador to the United States in Washington, DC, called in the Army.
Yes, that’s right, in a video posted on Monday, he took the boys from the British Army, Navy and Air Force to show how to prepare tea in both a patriotic and pukka way. There was even a nod about how to make high tea at high altitude.
Pierce had the Armed Forces behind her, but when Woody Johnson, the US Ambassador to the United Kingdom, took part on Wednesday, he acted like Dirty Harry and went solo.
His strategy was smart. He followed Britain’s weakness: coffee. With the UK weak on caffeine consumption in the European style, how could it go wrong?
The problem with this Clint Eastwood cappuccino is that it makes it look like an absolutely awesome cup of coffee.
He commits the basic sin of using instant coffee, increasing the hackers of every connoisseur faster than hot water dissolves a dried grain by cooling it.
As people around the world upload their gourmet jokes during locking, with yeast appetizers and cold AeroPress preparations, there may be only one message for Johnson. Do better.
There have been no video responses yet from Rafaelle Trombetta, Italy’s ambassador to the United Kingdom since 2018, and Armando Variccio, Italy’s ambassador to the United States for the past four years.
There have been no reports of TikTok tea from Liu Xiaoming, the Chinese Ambassador to the United Kingdom, or Josephat Karanja and Gaitri I. Kumar, respectively Kenya and the High Commissioners of India to the United Kingdom.
Is it time for silence?