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Delicious, sweet milk tea

This milk tea is not only delicious, but also soothing and simple to make! It's a choice drink for a cold day or just for sitting around.

I got the original recipe from the Inside Motherhood blog while looking for a simple milk tea recipe that didn't require condensed milk or evaporated milk, since I didn't want to buy new materials. Even though it's the end of August, Seattle's weather has been rainy and cold and awesome- er, I mean, dismal... -so this drink has been a constant to keep me comfortable.

I made some modifications because I didn't find the original recipe to be quite strong enough for me. Feel free to modify this recipe to your own tastes. It's fairly flexible!
 
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Step 1: What you'll need

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Here's what you'll need:

*A glass or mug
*A small sauce pot
*Sugar
*Black tea (Try not to use flavored black tea, as it's probably not as strong. Use strong black tea because the milk and sugar will overpower it. I use two tea bags to get a more defined tea taste, but you can use less or more depending on how strong you want it. These teabags are Twining's English Breakfast tea.)
*Milk, obviously. I use non-fat/skim milk because it's what I'm used to. I'm not sure what it would be like with another type of milk.

Optional ingredient:
*Ground cinnamon or nutmeg, or both!

Step 2: Let's get started

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The recipe I used originally called for one cup of milk, but that didn't fit my smallest mug, so in the end, I poured how much milk I wanted into the glass/mug to measure how much drink I want. Here, I filled up my glass because I was thirsty and having a bad day.

Pour the milk into the sauce pot, obviously, and then turn on the stove to LOW heat. If you are making more than one cup and cannot be buggered to wait for the milk to heat up, you can turn it higher. Just keep it from boiling.
minty_212 years ago
I have always thought that milk tea is about pouring some milk into your cup after it is served. But, it wasn't delicious enough and made me think that there has to be some more to it... tea and milk are my favorite liquids after all:)
So, anyway I just signed up to tell you, thanks for the recipe!
brice72 years ago
I'm so glad I found your recipe! Green milk tea is mentioned several times in a book I recently read called "Three Cups of Tea" and I have been wanting to try it ever since I finished the book! This was delicious, thanks for posting it!
d1ndian3 years ago
If your feeling kinda bored of this tea then add a few small pieces of crushed ginger to get an awesome strong taste. M not joking m n Indian. lol
bobert6104 years ago
 exelent!!! good drink for mornings when you need something refreshing with a lleeetle bit of caffine
I put a black tea bag or two in my cup, and just a little bit of boiling water,maybe 1/4 of the way full? then pour in milk that I've warmed up in the microwave. Let it steep, stir in honey insted of sugar, add a little vanilla extract, cinnamon, and powdered nutmeg.It's kind of like Chai then. The ground spices do want to settle, so I don't drink the last sip. A little more work, a different drink. Your milk tea sounds good just like it is...I'm going to try some.And I squeeze my teabags the same way you do!
derw5 years ago
I made this using the microwave to heat the milk. It was still really good but I definitely need to try it the way it is here, because the milk cooled somewhat so the tea flavor wasn't all that strong. Has anyone tried making this by pouring milk into freshly made tea (steeped in water)? I saw some recipes like that on other sites.
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Lifelike (author)  DELETED_coco_baby5 years ago
Thanks for commenting! I'm glad you enjoyed it. I've never tried it with cardamom, but now I'm considering it. :)
Scottanon5 years ago
Love this stuff. I travel to Taiwan regularly where I live off of milk black tea. They use Assam tea there. It's good and strong with an excellent flavor. Here in the states I use Trader Joe's Irish breakfast tea, which is 100% Assam tea. Perfect for milk tea. I've tried Twinings Irish breakfast tea but it's not as strong as the Trader Joe's.
Lifelike (author)  Scottanon5 years ago
Oooh, I'll look into that. There's a Trader Joe's right by my house. I'll definitely try it out.