Milk in your black tea?


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Re: Milk in your black tea?

Postby SunKing » Jun 24th, '10, 13:00

I'm not sure how I feel with milk in my tea, or even sugar. Granted I've never tried it, I guess because I feel it's no longer tea, but some tea/milk beverage, same goes for coffee. I guess I'm just too much of a purist. :lol:
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Re: Milk in your black tea?

Postby plant partaker » Jun 24th, '10, 13:05

I would only put milk in my black tea, but I always try it without. I like tea, but sometimes i feel like it needs a little bit of something to make it more yum.
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Re: Milk in your black tea?

Postby rmisra9 » Jun 24th, '10, 14:09

Hey Plant... No, not a chem teacher... I'm a PhD student of Genetics :)

Granted, add milk in tea, and it's no longer tea, but is that such a bad thing? For a lot of people around the world, if there's no milk or sugar, it's not tea any more... it's dishwater.

I started drinking a lot of tea in college to tide me over till mealtimes. Plain tea with no milk no sugar just wouldn't work. The research lab where I work shuts down twice a day at 11 & 4 for half an hour tea breaks. we need milk and sugar to get us through our day.
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Re: Milk in your black tea?

Postby plant partaker » Jun 24th, '10, 14:25

I wish my job gave us tea breaks :(
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Re: Milk in your black tea?

Postby brad4419 » Jun 25th, '10, 12:15

Another point to think about with putting milk in tea is whether to put the milk in first and then the tea or tea first and then add milk.

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Re: Milk in your black tea?

Postby aya_s » Jun 25th, '10, 15:38

I usually drink my tea straight, but I've been trying out Adagio's mango black tea (hopefully it's okay if I post in this thread and not in the Flavored Tea forum) and the smell is very sweet and almost candylike, but it brews *very* strong.

I've been steeping a smaller amount than I usually use for black tea at 3 minutes and I still needed something to soften it, so I tried adding a spoon of sugar in one cup, and a drop of milk in another (I put the milk in the cup first, though I heard some think the British started this custom so the boiling liquid would not crack their porcelain.) Quite nice!
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Re: Milk in your black tea?

Postby cloudyday » Jun 27th, '10, 13:02

I don't even put milk (or creamer) in my coffee, let alone my tea...
but to each his own. Though milk with a China black seems especially displeasing to me for some reason...
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Re: Milk in your black tea?

Postby debunix » Jun 27th, '10, 13:59

If I need to add milk to make a tea palatable, I find another tea.
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Re: Milk in your black tea?

Postby Dresden » Jun 27th, '10, 15:14

debunix wrote:If I need to add milk to make a tea palatable, I find another tea.

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Re: Milk in your black tea?

Postby plant partaker » Jun 28th, '10, 02:07

I would love some black tea recommendations! The only ones I ever bought were from Adagio!
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Re: Milk in your black tea?

Postby chittychat » Jul 9th, '10, 00:05

I have 3 large cups of black tea for breakfast. The very good quality I drink black or red. On the lesser ones I add a little milk and little brown sugar on the last cup and find it enhances the flavor. The milk first and as I call it only a cloud. It should not overpower the flavor of the tea nor for that matter should the sugar.
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Re: Milk in your black tea?

Postby chef07172 » Jul 12th, '10, 16:04

With stronger black teas I use milk. Always pour the milk in the cup first then add the tea to the milk. I grew up in England and that is what i grew up on. With more subtle blacks such as darjeeling, I would never add milk.
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Re: Milk in your black tea?

Postby TwoPynts » Jul 15th, '10, 16:29

I find vanilla and/or hazelnut creamers in a strongly brewed chai is quite nice.
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Re: Milk in your black tea?

Postby spot52 » Jul 31st, '10, 23:00

chef07172 wrote:With stronger black teas I use milk. Always pour the milk in the cup first then add the tea to the milk. I grew up in England and that is what i grew up on. With more subtle blacks such as darjeeling, I would never add milk.


+1. This is my perspective as well, kind of.
I do use tea in some subtle teas, very rarely, if I over steep.
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Re: Milk in your black tea?

Postby Katy1977 » Aug 3rd, '10, 16:23

TwoPynts wrote:I find vanilla and/or hazelnut creamers in a strongly brewed chai is quite nice.


I also enjoy flavored creamers with chai teas. :)

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