TikTok’s mission statement is to “to
capture and present the world’s creativity,
knowledge and precious life moments".
It’s a nice idea in theory, but one woman
has proven maybe we don’t need to capture
and present everyone’s idea of creativity.
Michelle, who goes by jchelle36
on TikTok, posted what started
off as an innocent video on April 3.
Michelle’s social media platforms advertise
that she’s an American living in England.
SO SHE EXPLAINED WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO BE
“THIS AMERICAN” GIRL THAT LIKES TO DRINK TEA .
Strike one is when Michelle pulls
out a container of Lipton Ice Tea Mix.
then horror unfolds as Michelle films
her daughter adding two cups of tang
to the bowl with one cup of Lipton mix.
following by an unspecified amount
of Country Time Lemonade powder.
three ingredients in, Michelle’s tea is at least
253 grams of sugar — one and a fourth cups.
After that, it’s two cups of sugar, “a little bit”
of cinnamon and “a little bit” of cloves.
Instead of boiling water — because why would any part of
this process start making sense at this point — Michelle
microwaves a mug of water and then spoons in the mixture.
Unsurprisingly, people were wildly
unimpressed and vaguely concerned
for the state of Michelle’s teeth