milk and honey?

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milk and honey?

Postby cmonz » Mar 19th, '08, 23:23

I read on here and in reviews that a lot of people put milk or honey in their teas. I want to try it in my irish breakfast tea but not sure how much to put? so how much milk(or honey) do you put in your tea?
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Postby silverneedles » Mar 20th, '08, 00:21

depending how milky i feel that day
usually put 2tbsp? for ~10oz of brewed tea (if its teabag i use 2 teabags x4min)
i think you put enough so that it feels mily
but it doesnt overpower the tea flavors and milk becomes dominant.
as for sugar... i put a ton of sugar, honey, a ton of honey :D dentists love me.
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Postby hop_goblin » Mar 20th, '08, 09:45

When I need to add milk, I generally just pour until the cup is a nice tan.. no measurments involved ;)
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Postby osadczuk » Mar 20th, '08, 11:25

WHat hop said - I go by color.

For sweetener, I put some in, sip a bit, put some more in, etc.

I've found tea takes more honey then you would think.
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Postby Proinsias » Mar 20th, '08, 12:25

It also depends on the milk, if I'm making a pot of breakfast tea for guests and all that's around is skimmed milk then no matter how much I add to my cup it's still not much good. If I've been the one picking the milk then a small dash of full cream Jersey milk will put a smile on my face.
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Postby Proinsias » Mar 20th, '08, 12:27

Oh, and same goes for honey a little good quality honey adds far more than a truckload of cheapo sqeezee honey. Honey can be tailored to individual teas.
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Postby melissalive33 » Mar 20th, '08, 13:41

Just put as much as you want... everyone has different tastes. Play around and see what you like... maybe put in a little vanilla flavored creamer.
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