Making an International Standard Cup of Tea


  1. Tom Scott

    Tom Scott11 months ago

    Quietly edited out of this video: two minutes of waiting for the kettle to boil because I forgot to push the button to start it.

  2. Naiver Miigon

    Naiver MiigonMonth ago

    Paul Topham maybe boiling under standard pressure so 100 degrees celsius?

  3. Ruben Wahab

    Ruben WahabMonth ago

    Is that prescripted as well, or just advisory?


    MD.ZIMAM AHMEDMonth ago

    You opened my eyes

  5. Quincy Allen

    Quincy Allen7 months ago

    I waited 10 minutes for my tea to steep this morning (I usually tell by smell when it's done cause I'm doing other things) only to realize I hadn't poured in the water

  6. XantiaD

    XantiaD8 months ago

    My kettle has a window in the side and a blue light inside. It's very obvious when the pot is turned on - it's like a scene from "Fantasia" in there when the water boils. I forget to push the button on the thing all the time.

  7. BearJoyner00

    BearJoyner00Day ago

    Boil your tea in a sauce pan adding sugar, put it in a jug, add water, refrigerate it, later on pour 2/3 a glass of it, fill the last 1/3 with milk, enjoy.

  8. BearJoyner00

    BearJoyner00Day ago

    By the way, this kind of meant specifically for black tea, but I guess it can work for other kinds as well.

  9. Malav Patel

    Malav Patel2 days ago

    No One : BS 6008 : BULL S*** 6008 Standard

  10. J.J. Shank

    J.J. Shank3 days ago

    I don't drink tea and I don't approve of Great Britain having a monarchy.

  11. Cheddar Kartoschski

    Cheddar Kartoschski11 days ago

    Never thought, I'd hear someone say that words in this exact accent. I've met three guys from Britain over the last few years and they all said, that tea is just brilliant..

  12. George Deane

    George Deane11 days ago

    How do you still have a citizenship after those words???

  13. Adam

    Adam14 days ago

    There are people living on one dollar every day working their asses of in sweatshops just to get by. There's probably some poor bastard drowning in an avalanche or some other natural disaster as we speak. Some terrorist probably shot up a daycare yesterday. And then there are some pompous sods with plenty of time on their hands, enough in fact to actually conceptualize an international standard for a cup of tea.

  14. Joe AS

    Joe AS14 days ago

    Itโ€™s just a standardized way for tea tasters to know the difference between teas not the guideline to make the best cup of tea

  15. Daniel Webb

    Daniel Webb15 days ago


  16. rean syah

    rean syah15 days ago

    Don't like tea huh?!

  17. Yusuf Seedat

    Yusuf Seedat15 days ago

    I don't actually like tea.. I love it.. I'm sure they cut off the last part

  18. nem tudom

    nem tudom16 days ago

    Why am i not allowed to see the standards? That sounds stupid.

  19. Crazy Indian

    Crazy Indian17 days ago

    I like coffee

  20. Warden -Dead Ahead! -

    Warden -Dead Ahead! -18 days ago

    We need the local bobbies involved.

  21. IPlay Games

    IPlay Games18 days ago

    Shouldnโ€™t it be bowl of tea then?

  22. Derek Read

    Derek Read18 days ago

    Interesting that you don't mention the current ambient temperature and pressure. I assume those must be stated as part of the standard? I assume this ISO standard must mention air pressure somewhere, given that at higher altitudes water boils at lower temperatures. And, given that the tea is left to steep for 6 minutes, surely the ambient air temperature will also affect that part of the process.

  23. Mauro Pastorcic

    Mauro Pastorcic23 days ago

    2:03 who debates tea

  24. Jacob Hayes

    Jacob Hayes24 days ago

    0:27 Thug Life

  25. eko pranata

    eko pranata26 days ago

    There is no perfect cup of tea: there's only the right one for you.

  26. Earth2LalaLand

    Earth2LalaLand28 days ago

    Exactly. I grew up in a tea estate, we use the standard for tea tasting only, and when we taste it we don't actually swallow it since it's brewed for longer than a standard cup of tea (3-4 minutes), and we definitely don't use this method for the cup of tea we drink at home :)

  27. Yo Ming

    Yo Ming28 days ago

    only Russian spies don't like tea

  28. Ng John

    Ng John29 days ago

    That's why you fly around the world for your videos Because you are not allowed to be British. You don't like tea Don't worry I don't like tea either But I live in Wales

  29. Kirk Easterson

    Kirk EastersonMonth ago

    Does it not specify the temperature of the boiling water?

  30. Jacob Taylor

    Jacob TaylorMonth ago

    Southern-style sweet tea is perfect.

  31. Thatguywiththelaptop

    ThatguywiththelaptopMonth ago

    "I don't actually like tea." Iroh is disappointed in you

  32. Reltpid

    ReltpidMonth ago

    *T R A I T O R*

  33. Tyler Clark

    Tyler ClarkMonth ago

    Or you could drink it the way god intended; iced, and with copious amounts of sugar.

  34. Uh you don't need to know my name

    Uh you don't need to know my nameMonth ago

    I'm making some tea right now, someone remind me a few days from now to warm it up in the microwave because Tom said not to.

  35. Gekyume Onfroy

    Gekyume OnfroyMonth ago

    infographic show is the lowest quality yt channel

  36. Davenn

    DavennMonth ago

    Roses are red Violets are blue Tom dosent like tea WHAT?

  37. Naiver Miigon

    Naiver MiigonMonth ago

    00:40 it is fancy but itโ€™s how we Chinese make tea everyday itโ€™s considered a tradition.

  38. Trent Fisher

    Trent FisherMonth ago

    Am I the only who finds conspicuous how tom has a set of scales that has green stuff on it ???

  39. Trent Fisher

    Trent FisherMonth ago

    I apologise I am colour blind and I though those black spots on the scales were green sorry mister Scott

  40. Dani Morrison

    Dani MorrisonMonth ago

    The idea of an international standard for preparing tea is an interesting idea, we should do it with more things imo.

  41. Really Nigga

    Really NiggaMonth ago

    Hey Tom what is your channel about

  42. Jaquinite

    JaquiniteMonth ago


  43. Kofi Mills' Videos

    Kofi Mills' Videos2 months ago

    My reactions to the topic, in roughly this order: ๐Ÿ˜ a what. Wait, srsly, a what? What is this? ๐Ÿ˜… I mean, why tho? ๐Ÿ˜‚ ... Why?? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ’€

  44. holmrekR

    holmrekR2 months ago

    *Error 418* im a teapot

  45. Joseph Place

    Joseph Place3 months ago

    0:27 excuse me what?

  46. Parshan. A

    Parshan. A3 months ago

    If you want to learn how to make good tea, I suggest you ask for advice from an Iranian.

  47. iDunnoMapping

    iDunnoMapping3 months ago

    wendover productions beated you to it.

  48. Fire Powered RadioActive Elevator

    Fire Powered RadioActive Elevator2 months ago

    they only talked about it and not actually made the cup of tea ;)

  49. FloppyDriveMaestro

    FloppyDriveMaestro3 months ago

    That seems overly complicated

  50. Brandon Neely

    Brandon Neely3 months ago

    I donโ€™t like tea either and I live in Georgia where people bleed sweet tea

  51. Jeremiah Hsu

    Jeremiah Hsu3 months ago

    Chinese: smh

  52. Rahul Bordoloi

    Rahul Bordoloi3 months ago

    What a weak ass cup of tea. In Assam, which produces 1/6th of all the tea in the world, we drink tea with twice the liquor and none of the milk, like real men.

  53. Eri Airlangga

    Eri Airlangga2 months ago

    AFAIK The Brits don't produce tea, they sailed around the world to the east Indies for tea, standard cup of tea means luxury to them

  54. Noah McArthur

    Noah McArthur4 months ago

    So, as an American, I feel like I'm missing out on some context. Where did this standard come from and why was it made and what are people saying about it on the internet?

  55. Gema Pamungkas

    Gema Pamungkas4 months ago

    british problem 101

  56. Deficere X

    Deficere X4 months ago

    Wouldn't the standard be China, since they invented tea? Xd

  57. Lion

    Lion4 months ago

    The international standard was never meant for making tea at home, it is for professional tea EVALUATION. Thus, the tea leaves are intentionally brewed way longer. This produces a very thick and strong brew that will exaggerate the tea's notes (its flavor and scent characterstics, as well as color and visual clarity) as well as its quality (both the good and the bad). Truly good quality teas can often stand up to this strong type of brewing and not become overly bitter or hard to drink. Instead there will be an intensity of flavor when sipping this very strong brew, and lingering aftertaste that helps a tea professional evaluate that tea's qualities. This way of brewing tea was never meant for how you'd drink the tea and home, and as far as I know, nobody in any country does make it this way to drink it at home. If anyone thinks this standard is meant to apply to consumers, they are sorely mistaken. It's just a tool for professionals to analyze teas against each other by brewing them exactly the same way, since how you brew the tea (water temperature, leaf to water ratio, and brewing container) drastically affect its flavor.

  58. Andrew Virtue

    Andrew Virtue4 months ago

    This is the anime *HelloFutureMe* Guy!

  59. Muddy Sea

    Muddy Sea4 months ago

    And why would one not add milk to green tea??

  60. Min Yoongles

    Min Yoongles4 months ago

    I don't like tea why am I watching this

  61. Dale Richey

    Dale Richey4 months ago

    3:25, Tom's accent is just a guise. He's not actually British

  62. Lana Jig-maker

    Lana Jig-maker4 months ago

    It's just tea. Make it. Drink it. Enjoy it. Any argument about it, needs to go into the bin.

  63. EastWood

    EastWood4 months ago

    *Nobody makes a better cup of tea than Indians.*

  64. DrPengin

    DrPengin4 months ago

    So this is the tea that comes out of standard issue starfleet replicators?

  65. Samuel Cuthbertson

    Samuel Cuthbertson4 months ago

    "I don't actually like tea"... British citizenship revoked.

  66. Random Guy That Comments on Youtube videos

    Random Guy That Comments on Youtube videos5 months ago

    0:27 oh tom. You're gonna get banned from the library for this.


    IRON PAINTING5 months ago

    This is more of a guideline for making tea

  68. buchanan9000

    buchanan90005 months ago

    The only way to make tea is one metric cup of boiling water and 5 earl grey tea bags.

  69. PhazonSpaceSystems

    PhazonSpaceSystems5 months ago

    "I don't actually like tea." That's impossible! Saying you don't like tea is like saying you don't like breathing!

  70. JusmaVids

    JusmaVids5 months ago

    250 coffee drinkers don't appreciate standardisation of a cup of tea, as of this comment.

  71. Marcin Rutkowski

    Marcin Rutkowski5 months ago

    more videos :)

  72. Felicia Barker

    Felicia Barker5 months ago

    I knew someone who worked in QA at a tea factory, and they used these standards. Amongst other things, they only sampled a teaspoonful, and then threw the rest away (since they had to sample a lot of teas)

  73. a meme duck

    a meme duck5 months ago

    i always pour milk in a cup, put my tea bag in, get my frozen water out of the freezer (i always boil a couple of litres of water at the start of the week and put it in the freezer) heat it up, pour it in the cup and that is how you make tasty tea

  74. Bardh Azizi

    Bardh Azizi6 months ago

    MReporter suggested this video to me exactly 1 year after HAI did his video about this standard :D

  75. Hannah Marie Keyser

    Hannah Marie Keyser6 months ago

    Iโ€™m surprised nobody has commented yet that the use of green tea is probably what made it only โ€˜okay.โ€™ Green tea has its own very specific requirements to not come out nasty and bitter. I usually do mine no hotter than 190 degrees, for 3 min. 6 minutes?! That stuff is probably terrible, no matter the heat of the water at that rate. If thatโ€™s how you drink green tea I donโ€™t blame you for not liking it! Over steeped green tea is one of the most terrible tastes I have ever had the displeasure to taste. I have experimented for a long time with tea and not all of them went well! ๐Ÿ˜‚ Fun video, not hating, just a bit of a tea enthusiast here!

  76. Cash Nelson

    Cash Nelson6 months ago

    6 minutes for a green tea?>??? Jesus christ

  77. Darkhill Duck

    Darkhill Duck6 months ago

    this is the most british video i have seen

  78. Aidan Langridge

    Aidan Langridge6 months ago

    But you do like Gรผ, I see. Good stuff.

  79. JonatasAdoM

    JonatasAdoM6 months ago

    "No photography of computer screens" How about a screenshot?

  80. Bari M.N.

    Bari M.N.6 months ago

    Does every British people has the obligation to like tea!?. Come on everybody has their own preference without regarding their nationality nor ethnicity. Anyway tea came from China so historically it's not a pure original British culture!.

  81. Wen Jing

    Wen Jing6 months ago

    Half As Interesting, anyone?

  82. I AM

    I AM6 months ago

    I'm English and love tea, god bless the queen!

  83. James Turner

    James Turner6 months ago

    "It's okay" hah

  84. Tomartyr

    Tomartyr6 months ago

    There is an error in the title, it should be: Making an International Standard Bowl of Tea

  85. Kacper Ozieblowski

    Kacper Ozieblowski7 months ago

    Ok, so this exists

  86. jolena auvuya

    jolena auvuya7 months ago

    maybe you didn't know that aeroplanes want you to relax. the deliberately dim the lights and serve you wine to make you sleep, because they want you to tip the seat back, the more passangers that have their seats tilted back and are a bit more horizontal, the faster the plane will fly. so thats why they slyly encourage it.

  87. VMan_ 2002

    VMan_ 20027 months ago

    0:27 It's fine, because he's filming it, not photographing it.

  88. sugarfrosted

    sugarfrosted7 months ago

    Tom admitted to not liking tea? Is he going to get deported by Mr. B personally?

  89. Robert Pirlot

    Robert Pirlot7 months ago

    I'm the lazy Tea drinker. A machine that makes the perfect cup of tea every time. From Teforia. I got 3 of them. No, I didn't actually pay for the tea or the machine. Are you insane? Expensive crap.

  90. Jodul

    Jodul7 months ago

    *"I don't actually like tea."* *CRUCIFY HIM!*

  91. Ashish Gupta

    Ashish Gupta7 months ago

    There is a perfect cup of tea made by my mom with ginger in it

  92. EastWood

    EastWood4 months ago

    Same here mate.

  93. SparkyTheFox

    SparkyTheFox7 months ago

    Tom, are those glass containers Gรผ pots?

  94. Lemonacidvids

    Lemonacidvids7 months ago

    "I don' t actually like tea" I loved that final sentence

  95. ArraysStartAtThePowerOf0

    ArraysStartAtThePowerOf07 months ago

    How to make tea: Get lots of water in a pot. Get lots of tea bags in the pot. Boil. Keep boiling. When water levels get low add more water and keep boiling. Change the tea bags and put in new ones. Boil until the water level is low. Now you have have a bitter af black liquid with less caffeine than coffee.

  96. Jefferson Lee

    Jefferson Lee7 months ago

    Not The Perfect Cup of Tea, just *a* cup of tea. Perfect.

  97. Minted Lemon

    Minted Lemon8 months ago

    Hmm i guess u should come to india To make a not standard but traditional tea which i swear will b the best of ur life ever...โ˜บ๐Ÿ˜Š

  98. Crystal Soulslayer

    Crystal Soulslayer8 months ago

    Keurigs do a damn fine job of heating up the water. Don't use the pods, though, they're expensive and pointless.

  99. Ed Schroedinger

    Ed Schroedinger8 months ago

    I do not remember to have ever come across a video featuring quite literally only comments which somehow incidentally confirm that the clip has actually been watched up to the very last second... kudos! ...even tho you actually don't like tea.

  100. Maggi

    Maggi8 months ago

    Anarchy in the UK: Tom doesn't like tea.


    MEGAMIGA8 months ago

    You make some of the most interesting videos on YT, yet you do not like tea??! Why, WHY??? On a side note, is this really a standardised way to way tea? Because, according to the variety of tea you are to make, water must have a correct, given temperature. For instance, you must not use boiling water to brew green tea because you will burn the leaves and thus, have a weird, metallic taste (there are a couple exception, some Japanese teas, like Bancha, is made using 90ยฐ water) :)

  102. Cayden S.

    Cayden S.8 months ago

    On the in-tea-net

  103. Jan Feeder II

    Jan Feeder II8 months ago

    Instruction unclear, put tea into microwave, nothing happend.

  104. DarkMatterX1

    DarkMatterX18 months ago

    "I don't actually like tea." Translated: 'caauuuuusssssse Iiiiiiiiiii wannnnaaaa beeee AN-AR-CHY!!!

  105. Mateus Figueiredo

    Mateus Figueiredo8 months ago

    my favourite British right now doesn't like tea and the world is a lie

  106. David Hax

    David Hax8 months ago

    Finally! Another British person who doesn't like tea! I always get strange looks when people offer me a brew and I decline as I don't particularly like tea and I try to only drink one cup of coffee (in the morning) and water for the rest of the day. Doesn't seem like a big problem, but some people get very (VERY) offended when I refuse their offer.

  107. Mustakrakish

    Mustakrakish8 months ago

    Tea is really just diet coffee ๐Ÿคจ

  108. Adrian Pietkiewicz

    Adrian Pietkiewicz8 months ago

    Why didn't the Heart of Gold have this?

  109. imamoose007

    imamoose0078 months ago

    What about iced tea?

  110. Do Do

    Do Do9 months ago

    Tea is indeed a very magic thing. Even though it is embedded in a bag, it somehow affects the water and turns it into tea. Science canยดt explain everything.