The English drink their tea with milk. Always. When I asked for mine specifically with no milk, I received a look similar to when I ask for tap water in a foreign café/restaurant/bar. “You want it black?” they replied skeptically.
While the English drink their tea milky, the French drink their coffee black. Angela could not find coffee with cream anywhere in Lille. The shop where she ordered coffee actually told her they had no cream.
Welcome to the American way, where you can have your tea and coffee however you please.