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How to Spill Tea Properly

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People using screen readers may not be able to fully view information in this file. The content for this video is: BenDeLaCreme stands in front of a backdrop depicting a brightly-colored living room. BENDELACREME: Hello, treasures, and welcome to the Home Ec portion of "Lessons in Flawless," your guide to becoming your best you. Starring me, BenDeLaCreme. A picture of a teapot and teacup appears on a pastel background next to white text. ON SCREEN TEXT: ON SCREEN TEXT: ON SCREEN TEXT: HOME EC PRESENTED BY BenDeLaCreme Lesson 2: HOW TO SPILL TEA PROPERLY Lessons in FLAWLESS BenDeLaCreme stands in front of a backdrop depicting a brightly-colored living room. BENDELACREME: Today's Home Ec lesson is how to spill tea properly. Let's get started. As you know, I pride myself on being a prim and proper lady, but I must admit, I've been known to spill some tea every now and again. Here's how to spill tea without making a mess White and black block text appears next to BenDeLaCreme. ON SCREEN TEXT: TIP #1 KEEP IT LIGHT BENDELACREME: Now when it comes to tea, there are many types. Some prefer the spicy bitter blends, black with disdain, green with envy, etcetera, but I suggest sticking with a lighter brew. The gossip is just as delicious and it won't stain your dress. White and black block text appears next to BenDeLaCreme. ON SCREEN TEXT: TIP #2 WHAT SPILLS AROUND COMES AROUND BENDELACREME: Tea is scalding hot by nature, so while you may be spilling about someone else, you can easily get burned too. So before serving up a cup, ask... White and black block text appears next to BenDeLaCreme. ON SCREEN TEXT: 1 IS SPILLING THIS TEA A VIOLATION OF SOMEONE'S TRUST? ON SCREEN TEXT: 2 COULD SPILLING THIS TEA POTENTIALLY DAMAGE SOMEONE'S REPUTATION? ON SCREEN TEXT: 3 DOES THIS TEA CUP MATCH MY DRESS? BenDeLaCreme stands in front of the backdrop. BENDELACREME: If it doesn't, I'll have to change, and if I change, I'll miss the tea party, and if I miss the tea party, why did I put on a dress? Because a "Yes" to any of the above is simply unacceptable, my lovies. You wouldn't want to be known as a toxic queen in any way, shape, or form. That's why you should never damage others with slander. Because in the end, no one comes out clean from a messy tea party. Speaking of staying prim and proper, I also stay away from smoking at my tea parties, or anywhere else, for that matter. Cigarette smoke has over 7,000 chemicals and that's just not something I want to be breathing in. Plus, it would cover up the wonderful odor of... She holds up a plate of biscuits. BENDELACREME: These freshly baked biscuits! She holds the plate to her nose and sniffs deeply before offering them to the camera. BENDELACREME: Mm! Smell these. Smell 'em. BenDeLaCreme stands in front of the backdrop. BENDELACREME: So, what did we learn today? Be careful spilling tea because you could end up getting burned. Karma is like lemonade with no sugar--bitter, hennies. That's the whole kit and caboodle. See you next time for a lesson you won't want to miss: Social Etiquette. Ta-ta, treasures! BenDeLaCreme vanishes in a cloud of sparkles. A purple photograph of BenDeLaCreme stands next to colorful text against a pastel background. ON SCREEN TEXT: ON SCREEN TEXT: ON SCREEN TEXT: LESSON COMPLETE SEE YOU NEXT TIME, SUGAR Now it's time to test your knowledge. Take the flawless quiz. ThisFreeLife.Gov/Lessons Lessons in FLAWLESS QUEERTY For any more help, please email tobaccocampaigns@fda.hhs.gov