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Below we’ll cover the rules for adding milk to tea.
If you’re using a pot, add milk to the cup first.
The order depends on how you’re brewing your tea.
The point of adding the milk first before the tea is so that the milk becomes the same temperature as the tea. This process helps the nutrients in the milk break down at a constant rate. This will lead to great flavor throughout the cup of tea and scum won’t build up at the top of your glass.
If you prefer to use a teabag, we recommend adding milk second.
We recommend letting the tea brew for a few minutes. Then add the bag to hot water for approximately 3 minutes. From there, take out the bag and pour in the milk.
Some restaurants add water on top of your teabag and then pour milk afterward. You need to allow the tea to breathe so that the tea has time to brew. We’ve seen that it is best to put teabag in first and then add hot water after. After this step, it ideal to let it sit for about 3 minutes. From there, we recommend adding milk. By adding milk in straight on top, it cools the water down which can cause the fat on top to clog the tea leaves which stops it from brewing.
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