Brits ‘sobbing’ as American attempts to make cup of tea

Brits have been left “sobbing and throwing up” after an American woman revealed her unique method of making a cup of tea.

It is well known that us British are notoriously fussy about cups of tea, so it might explain why American journalist Penny Kmitt’s unusual method left enthusiasts shocked.

Penny, a television reporter for CBS, often shares snippets of her daily life on TikTok.

From get-ready-with-mes to news updates and behind-the-scenes looks, Penny provides a glimpse into the world of a TV reporter.

But it was her recent morning routine video that caused a stir.

In a video showing how she kick starts the day, Penny can be seen warming her cup of tea in the microwave instead of a kettle, reports the Daily Star.

Despite owning a kettle, Penny pours cold water into a mug and heats it in the microwave. After two minutes, she drops an Earl Grey teabag into the warmed water.

Penny insists that she doesn’t have time to wait for the kettle to boil and believes that using her microwave saves her time. She explained that her kettle takes over six minutes to boil.

“Not only does this take much longer, but it is way too hot to drink right away,” she said. As she sipped her microwaved brew, she declared: “This is ready to go, I rest my case.”

However, her unorthodox tea-making technique sparked shock and a barrage of comments online.

One individual recommended she upgrade her appliance, remarking: “Girl, there are electric ones. They literally boil the amount of water in like two minutes.”

A fellow Brit weighed in: “You need it boiling hot so the tea bag infuses. Trust me I’m a Brit.”

“My kettle takes 20 seconds,” boasted another. A commenter opined: “If you don’t have time to make tea in a kettle, then you don’t have time to drink tea. Not everything about life is go go go!”

“Sobbing and throwing up in British,” joked one. “Microwaved water is just wrong,” declared another.

“My English heart can’t take this, those poor tea bags!” lamented another.

Yet, some defended Penny’s method. A supporter claimed: “I love making tea in the microwave.”

Confused by the fuss, one asked: “Literally it’s hot water why the f— does it matter? “.

“I might try this,” confessed a curious onlooker. Another was adamant: “Microwave is better.”

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