jlantrim1 wrote:Why does milk curdle in some green teas?
The root and source of the problem was most likely the temperature of the milk, whether too cold or too hot. First of all, it's really not smart to add cold milk to any hot tea unless you're actually going for an 'iced milk tea' or an 'iced tea latte' sort of drink. Second of all, you really have to nail down the art of making a tea latte. The hot milk being added to the hot tea has to be the right temperature, but nowhere near boiling. In fact, boiling milk will ruin the texture of hot tea just as much as cold milk. The ideal temperature for hot milk being added to hot tea is anywhere between the range of 140-160F(60-70C), regardless of what temperature your tea happened to be brewed at.
My simple recipe for a tea latte is 8 ounces of hot freshly brewed tea with 2 ounces of hot milk(simply heat it in the microwave in a large mug for about 45 seconds and then check it with a thermometer, a frother is not that necessary), and always add the milk to the cup first.
And yes, you can add milk to green tea. And yes, it does taste great. Of course it's not unheard of considering the popularity of bubble tea and green tea lattes. But let it be known that you CAN make green tea with milk using any kind of green tea(or rather, any kind of tea, really, for that matter). In fact, one of my favorite green tea lattes to make for myself at home is using my well-loved Moroccan Mint Green Tea. Yum!