The First Meme Of 2018 Has Arrived And You're Gonna Use It Non-Stop

2 January 2018, 12:27 | Updated: 2 January 2018, 12:35

Mariah Carey Tea Meme
Picture: @MariahCarey/Twitter
Katie Louise-Smith

By Katie Louise-Smith

May 2018 being you all the hot tea you deserve.

2017 was a very fruitful year for memes, wasn't it? The meme calendar full to the brim, not a month went by un-memed. With a new year looming over us, we couldn't help but wonder what the meme-scape of 2018 would look like? Will they be as a good as the year before? Will there be a drought?

When the clock struck midnight on December 31st to signify the start of a new year, we finally found out. The first meme was thrust into our hands and all our worries evaporated into thin air... thanks to Ms Mariah Carey.

In case you missed it, someone forgot to give Mariah her cup of hot tea that she requested for her performance on New Year's Rockin' Eve... and a meme was born.

Listen, if Mariah can make it through a two song set without a cup of hot tea, then you can do ANYTHING.

She's fuming.

Me arriving in 2018 looking for the tea and by tea I mean scalding T-E-A.

This meme's longevity is already looking more promising than my future.

In the end, Mariah DID get her tea and posted this picture to prove it... which in turn reignited the meme flames and blessed us with one of the finest, HQ reaction pics to date.

I mean... *sips tea*

Permission is hereby granted. Welcome to 2018.