1. When you hear some drama going on and know you're going to have some tea to spill later. NBC 2. When you're contemplating whether you should dish the dirt or not. BBC 3. When all your friends are round and it's time to exchange gossip. Twitter: @GriffinArnlund / Via Twitter: @GriffinArnlund 4. And when you're holding out for some A-grade gossip but you're left disappointed. ur girl nila @nxlasmith when your friend finally spills the tea but it's not good 09:57 PM - 19 Nov 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite 5. Although sometimes you're impressed with the high-quality tea your mates spill. View this post on 6. And then you're just hoping there's more. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Fox / Via haaaaaam.tumblr.com 7. When you act naive, often in the hopes of getting more tea. elita @yesitselita #GrowingUpShady When someone spills the tea and you have to pretend that you don't already know 12:11 AM - 20 Dec 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite 8. When you need to give people a bit of encouragement to dish the dirt. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Paramount 9. And when you're waiting for a friend to stop setting the scene of their story and get to the good bit. Fox "Mmmhmm, and then what?" 10. When your music is on mute so you can overhear all the important details of the tea. hijabeez in the trap @SamiaFourEyes #GrowingUpShady pausing your music but keeping your earphones in so you could get that freshly brewed yunnan tea like 12:28 AM - 20 Jul 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite 11. Or when you're in your room and overhear one of your parents spilling tea on family members. Nickelodeon 12. Although sometimes when you eavesdrop, it's not what you want to hear. View this post on 13. When someone says "I'm not supposed to tell anyone this but..." Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Channel 4 14. When you've promised to change your ways but it just reels you back in. elysa @localblackgirl me: i stay minding my business, i'm never worried about other people *hears someone spilling tea* me: 05:12 PM - 25 Oct 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite 15. When you get a message from your friend in the early hours of the morning and you know it's good gossip. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Bravo 16. Especially if it's after they've gone round someone's house for the first time. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Disney Channel 17. When the situation has taken a dramatic turn and you need to find some new information to spill. Dim @Beyonce4TheOval When you ready to spill some tea but the situation has progressed past the tea's usefulness 09:02 PM - 02 Nov 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite 18. And when you see some tea being spilled on your Facebook feed. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Paramount *takes screenshots for later*.