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Green tea and milk

Postby jlantrim1 » Jul 27th, '06, 16:09

Why does milk curdle in some green teas?
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Postby Carnelian » Jul 27th, '06, 16:10

Its probably either acid in the tea or the heat of the tea that caused the curdling
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Postby jlantrim1 » Jul 27th, '06, 16:24

I thought of the heat, but that doesn't make sense because a lot of black tea is drunk with milk and it does not. Do you know if there are major differences in the acid levels of green teas as opposed to black?
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Postby rhpot1991 » Jul 27th, '06, 20:43

Are you sure there is no fruit in the green tea you are using? Mixing fruit and milk in tea will result in curlding.

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What?

Postby hop_goblin » Jul 27th, '06, 22:16

Green tea and milk! :shock:
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Postby rabbit » Jul 27th, '06, 23:30

It probably isn't curtling, but just doesn't taste right being as you AREN'T supposed to drink green tea with milk at ALL!
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Postby sippy cup » Jul 28th, '06, 00:24

rabbit wrote:It probably isn't curtling, but just doesn't taste right being as you AREN'T supposed to drink green tea with milk at ALL!


ahem. what about bubble tea, or green tea lattes? very popular with some people. green tea can be adapted into all sorts of tastes, and though i don't personally like milk in my green tea, i know someone who sometimes does. it's certainly not traditional, but why judge? there are no rules to drinking tea unless you want there to be.
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Postby peachaddict » Jul 28th, '06, 02:41

Ok, found this at this site, in the first part (of two parts) in the last section at the very bottom of the page:
Curdling of milk occurs when the airborne bacteria converts the lactose (milk sugars) into lactic acid as when some lime juice or acidic food item is added to the milk or vice versa, the milk starts curdling. Higher the temperature, more rapidly the curdling occurs.


I second John. Is there any fruit (especially citrus) in the tea? If so, that should make it curdle. That's one reason not to mix milk and orange juice when making smoothies.
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Re: What?

Postby Warden Andy » Jul 28th, '06, 11:02

hop_goblin wrote:Green tea and milk! :shock:
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Postby rhpot1991 » Jul 28th, '06, 12:53

sippy cup wrote:ahem. what about bubble tea, or green tea lattes? very popular with some people. green tea can be adapted into all sorts of tastes, and though i don't personally like milk in my green tea, i know someone who sometimes does. it's certainly not traditional, but why judge? there are no rules to drinking tea unless you want there to be.


Bubble tea isn't made with real milk, I would venture the same for most lattes as they usually use powdery mixes.

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Postby rabbit » Jul 28th, '06, 21:41

sippy cup wrote:
rabbit wrote:It probably isn't curtling, but just doesn't taste right being as you AREN'T supposed to drink green tea with milk at ALL!


ahem. what about bubble tea, or green tea lattes? very popular with some people. green tea can be adapted into all sorts of tastes, and though i don't personally like milk in my green tea, i know someone who sometimes does. it's certainly not traditional, but why judge? there are no rules to drinking tea unless you want there to be.


sure you can add milk to GREEN TEA FLAVOURING (i.e. green tea laté)... real green tea with milk just tastes like milk... I'm sure there ARE people in the world who drink green tea with milk, but then again there are people in the world who smoke it too...
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Postby sippy cup » Jul 29th, '06, 02:39

fine, fine. i don't like milk in green tea either, but i still don't think there's any reason to be judgmental about it. some people do it. in real tea. ah well...
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Postby klemptor » Jul 29th, '06, 18:19

Hasn't the "sugar or no sugar" thread taught us anything?
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Postby peachaddict » Jul 30th, '06, 21:56

klemptor wrote:Hasn't the "sugar or no sugar" thread taught us anything?


Agreed. This and the other one was making me think of something and then I saw this article on Wikipedia. Watch out on very tense threads (though the law applies to Usenet groups)!!!!! Here's the Wiki article and here's a related FAQ about it. It's called Godwin's Law, for those of you who know it already. Fun reading :D 8) :wink:

Please, let's not go that far...
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Postby Nesseight » Aug 13th, '06, 01:16

Expired/ing milk tends to curtle (more) when heated. However, if you're adding lemon juice to your tea as well as milk, that's most likely your problem.
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