herbals & milk curdling


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herbals & milk curdling

Postby teamuse » Nov 6th, '05, 23:03

i saw this question on teachat from Princess, but none of us was around to answer...

so I am hoping that someone can confirm (or reject) my theory of why this is. I always assumed that it was the acidity of many of the fruity herbals that cause the curdling effect in milk...kind of like adding vinegar to whole milk to "imitate" buttermilk (which works wonderfully if you're in a pinch for scones).

is that right? i've never added milk to my herbals (other than rooibos) because of hearing this before hand.
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Postby chris » Nov 7th, '05, 16:17

Yep.... the curdling would undoubtedly have to do with the acidic quality of the fruity herbals.

Secondly, yuck! Who puts milk in herbals?

To each their own i guess!

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Postby pricess » Nov 8th, '05, 01:06

I thought it might be nice - sort of like ice-cream on your fruit pie, thought it was yucky! Though you shouldn't have been such a snot about it Chris - be kind!
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Postby cess » Nov 8th, '05, 01:20

princess wrote:I thought it might be nice - sort of like ice-cream on your fruit pie, though it was yucky! Though you shouldn't have been such a snot about it Chris - be kind!
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Postby cess » Nov 8th, '05, 01:27

oops -sorry about the above typos - just learning the forum ways and new to teas as well - let's encourage one another not discourage - have enough of that in the world already! Just my 2 cents for more pleasant responses. :D
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Postby Marlene » Nov 8th, '05, 04:19

I don't like my pie a la mode. I guess that's why milk in herbals kind of weirds me out too. But if you like it, go for it!
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Postby cess » Nov 8th, '05, 09:39

I do so love a fruit pie a la mode - like a nice blackberry, though now realize milk and herbals are NOT a good mix - curdles waiting to happen - icky!
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Postby chris » Nov 8th, '05, 10:44

'cess--

Since you are just learning the forum ways, I wanted to make sure you realized that we're not trying to be "snotty" (although i was sick last week, I'm feeling much better) -- this is just the sense of humor we've got on TeaChat coming out. It may take some getting used to, but we're actually all rather affable (except, maybe Ilya) and easy to get along with!

Sorry if there were any hurt feelings!

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Postby klemptor » Nov 8th, '05, 11:00

Poor Ilya. Always gets the guff around here.

(I bet it's because he steals all the really good bagels.)
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Postby cess » Nov 8th, '05, 16:40

So sorry to hear you were feeling ill Chris - try a nice bit a tea (without milk) and get some rest. No hard feelings here - just new to this type of banter I suppose, not my "cup a tea". Though do like the Adagio teas!
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Postby Tadiera » Nov 8th, '05, 16:49

princess wrote:So sorry to hear you were feeling ill Chris - try a nice bit a tea (without milk) and get some rest. No hard feelings here - just new to this type of banter I suppose, not my "cup a tea". Though do like the Adagio teas!


I do have to compliment you on your conversions there. :)
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Postby cess » Nov 8th, '05, 20:37

Thanks! :lol: I think!?
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Postby teaspoon » Nov 8th, '05, 21:03

princess wrote:No hard feelings here - just new to this type of banter I suppose, not my "cup a tea".


At least you didn't have to learn the hard way like Floridahawk and some of our other, thinner-skinned and argumentative newcomers!

Welcome to the chat!

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Postby cess » Nov 8th, '05, 21:34

Thanks tsp - what a cute lil' name!
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