I'm following up on this to let everyone know how experimentation turned out! I stopped by a teahouse and the staff mixed up a custom blend of equal parts Assam, Earl Grey, and Banna (Yunnan) for me which I brewed and tried mixing with both whole milk
and plain soy milk
. Both turned out great! Just the flavor I was looking for, super easy to make, and I didn't even need to add any sweeteners. Thanks for all the advice!
EDIT: BTW, this was at a 212 degree brewing temperature for 3 minutes, and I filled my cups with 1/3 milk
, 2/3 brew. I also completely forgot to aerate the tea
, but I'll give it a try next time and let you all know if it's better or not worth the trouble.