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Nigella Lawson sparks debate over a cup of tea – what's your view?

Brits are passionate about their tea

Sophie Hamilton

Oh we do love Nigella Lawson and the TV cook's latest Instagram post gave us a real giggle.

The star posted a recipe for her Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups and in the photo, the pretty cakes sit beside a cup of tea. So far, nothing unusual. Except Nigella wasn't very happy with the colour of her tea.

She wrote: "Hallowed combination: Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups are #RecipeOfTheDay (and my Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake will be coming to nigella.com very soon). The milkiness of the tea in this picture is a source of enduring regret, by the way."

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Nigella's cup of tea was a mid-brown colour; what we'd call a fairly standard cuppa.

Her fans had plenty to say on the matter, however. One said: "Enduring regret lol lol," and another, "Rust coloured tea is always preferable, but those peanut butter cups look delicious so you are exonerated."

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Some followers disagreed with the celebrity cook, writing: "That actually looks like the perfect cuppa tea to me," and, "The milkiness of the tea..... absolutely!!" Another added: "I LOVE milky tea. Wouldn’t have it any other way!"

There were more controversial comments, such as: "Black tea always preferable! Much more refreshing." Nigella has clearly started something here. We Brits love our tea and the shade of one's cuppa is clearly an extremely personal matter – everyone thinks they're right!

There were several compliments over Nigella's china teacup and saucer too, with a follower asking: "I love the cup ...where did you buy it???" We couldn't find an exact match online, but we did stumble upon this gorgeous cup from Amazon which would make a stunning Christmas present.

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Miss Golightly Butterfly Teacup and Saucer, £19.67, Amazon

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Don't know about you, but we really fancy a cuppa now…

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