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What do you think is the best way to make a cup of tea? Well, the United Kingdom and the United States are distraught to know this.
A rather curious story, honestly. After the recipe for making a “perfect cup of tea,” according to science, appeared, The US embassy in London and the British authorities are in a rather funny mess (and sarcastic) that is worth telling.
What if the recipe for making tea cannot be altered, what if you only need to put a cup in the microwave, etc. Bring your popcorn because the gossip is good.
The perfect cup of tea, according to science
It all starts with this blessed recipe to make a perfect cup of tea. Recently, American chemist and professor at Bryn Mawr College, Michelle M. Francl, published a book on the science of tea.
The expert talks about the chemistry behind different types of tea, talks about if and when milk should be added. From that she gives tips to prepare the perfect cup of tea.
But and? Well, one of the tips that the American expert puts on the table is to add a pinch of salt to block the chemical mechanism that makes black tea taste bitter.
Later, in an interview with Daily Mail, the chemist affirms that in the United States they take “thorrible teacups” and since it is one of his favorite drinks, he has dedicated many years to studying its composition.
And of course in the United Kingdom the book and the comments gave us something to talk about, much more than was thought. So much so that the United States embassy in London released a rather… interesting statement.
The United States and the United Kingdom talk about how tea should be prepared
First of all, they point to the uncovering of the American expert’s book and affirm that this “has put the special bond with the United Kingdom in problems.”
They add that tea is the “elixir of camaraderie” so they cannot stand idly by while a proposal “so scandalous threatens the foundations of the special relationship”.
They claim that the idea of adding salt to the British national drink is not a “official policy” from the United States and never will be.
But at the end something appears that makes you laugh a little “The US Embassy will continue to prepare tea the proper way: in the microwave”…. HAHAHA
In response to this statement, the United Kingdom Cabinet Office (the central ministerial department of government) responded that they appreciate the recognition of the special relationship but they are in complete disagreement on the way to prepare the tea.
“Tea can only be prepared with a teapot“, they add.
Will the tea issue spark a war between both nations or are we just facing a rather sarcastic annoyance with touches of humor? We really consider that the second option is more viable.
Through her X account, the author of the book Michelle Francl published “My book has diplomatic implications!“. And to all this… how do you prepare a tea?