(CNN) – You’ll remember the Boston Tea Party in 1773, throwing the British with the famous British troll into the Port of Boston.
A new spit to correctly call “cuppa” got involved in a similar international event, both British and US ambassadors stuck their spoons.
It all started in early May with an American TikTok user from Michelle, North Carolina, with his controversial guide to making “hot tea” on social media platforms.
It included a microwave and non-sacred milk, powdered lemonade, cinnamon, soft drink Tang, an industrial amount of sugar, and an innocent tea bag that deserves better things in life.
With its leaves mostly imported from Kenya, India and Malawi, it was too much for British users who were very proud of their local national drink. The twin themes in the angry expression of the comments were “war crime” and “diabetes”.
TikTok’s fifth columnist has already collected more than five million Likes for his efforts, but also provoked honest anger in a country close to the boiling point and with a lot of time in their hands.
So Dame Karen Pierce, the US Ambassador to Washington, called for the army.
Yes, right, in a video released on Monday, the British Army took the kids from the Navy and Air Force to show how to make tea in both patriotic and pukka style. There was even a head on how to make high tea at high altitude.
Pierce had kept the armed forces behind, but when U.S. Ambassador to Britain Woody Johnson got involved on Wednesday, he did like Dirty Harry and went solo.
His strategy was smart. He pursued England’s weakness: coffee. How can it go wrong while England is famously weak in continental-style caffeine consumption?
The problem with this Clint Eastwood of Cappuccino is that it does what looks like an absolutely awful cup of coffee.
It makes the main sin of using instant coffee, it raises the pirates of any person faster than hot water and dissolves a freeze-dried granule.
While people all over the world are raising gourmet sealants during the crash with their brewing anthems and AeroPress cold beers, it could be just a message for Johnson. Do better.
Since 2018, there has been no video response from the Italian Ambassador Raffaele Trombetta and Italy’s US Ambassador Armando Varricchio for the past four years.
There was also no comment on China’s Ambassador to Britain Liu Xiaoming, or TikTok tea from Kenya and India’s High Commissioners of the United States, Josephat Karanja and Gaitri I. Kumar, respectively.
Is the time of silence over?