The United Kingdom is known for two things — loving tea and having a climate totally inappropriate for growing tea. Most is imported from Africa and Asia, and the British go through about 60.2 billion cups of the stuff every single year. This love isn't new; in 1813, import duty on tea accounted for 10% of the British government’s entire revenue.
One of the most popular brands in the country is Yorkshire Tea, and despite the name, most of their tea is grown in Africa and India. Twitter @RewindTheFilth recently decided to point this out to a self-described "Brexiter" who called the company "fellow patriots" on the social media platform, and added that "Yorkshire soil makes the best tea."
Of course, he didn't seem to believe that an area that's currently under snow isn't exactly the best place to grow tea, writing (caps his, for emphasis) "ABSOLUTE BOLLOCKS. MUST BE SOME OF THAT PHOTOSHOP MALARKEY. IF IT WASN’T FROM YORKSHIRE THEY WOULDN’T BE ALLOWED TO CALL IT YORKSHIRE TEA AS ITS A FORM OF FRAUD."
So he decided to ask the company on Twitter, who confirmed @RewindTheFilth's point.
The company echoed his caps, and yelled back "AFRICA AND INDIA" before adding a link he could reference for more. When he shot back at them, they trolled him for his use of caps, writing "SORRY, CAN’T HEAR YOU. CAN YOU SPEAK UP A BIT?"
Let's just say that he isn't exactly happy.
@RewindTheFilth shared screenshots of the exchange on Twitter, where it of course went viral, picking up over 6,000 retweets and 13,000 likes.
Unsurprisingly, people loved the exchange.
Ha! Ha! Ha! I love the saltiness of their reply 'Sorry, we can't hear you, can you speak up a bit' Utterly brilliant...love!— Sarah (@HalflingSarah) February 7, 2018
It’s all in the soil— Rita (@rewindthefilth) February 7, 2018
Likewise...— Rita (@rewindthefilth) February 8, 2018
Some people shared similar moments.
I once spent 20 in a restaurant trying to convince a customer that there was *definitely* no buffalo in her 'buffalo mozzarella'— Joanne Docherty (@joanneD2505) February 8, 2018
She said she was vegetarian so she could eat cheese but not if it had buffalo in it. Even when I explained mozzarella is made from buffalo milk she wasn't convinced. We then spent another 15 minutes on the burger; even tho she was app veggie. She then walked round a bit & left!— Joanne Docherty (@joanneD2505) February 8, 2018
Nope, me neither! Waitressing will do that to you— Joanne Docherty (@joanneD2505) February 8, 2018
Scottish blend isn't from Scotland?!
Wait till he finds out about Scotch Mist 😅— Scottish Commentator (@Jonny_Nabb) February 8, 2018
Hahahahaha he thought the tea was grown in Yorkshire? He can’t be serious?— Roger (@Plankton1975) February 7, 2018
Has he experienced the weather here? There’s more chance of tea being grown in Mordor than Yorkshire ffs...
Other people were disappointed by what they learned.
The Milkyway, of course.— Ruairi McEntee (@RodInAthens) February 8, 2018
But my (Texas) neighbor’s Yorkshire terrier was sired in Yorkshire, right?— This is not Normal (@bshirley) February 7, 2018
Others are sure it's a parody.
Right??— Michael Trudeau (@miketrudeau) February 8, 2018
One can only hope that's some satirical genius?— PoliticsScot (@PoliticsScot) February 8, 2018
Others aren't so sure.
This is fucking Brexit incarnate. The entire thing, especially his profile, reads like a parody of these type of people. It's incredible.— Liam Robertson (@Doctor_Cupcakes) February 8, 2018