Making delicious milk tea international style.
When the British colonized Asia, they left behind influences that are still popular today, especially in tea.
The English used to get their tea from China, they would drink it as the Chinese do. But when tensions and conflict arose between the two nations, the English cultivated tea in India and Sri Lanka. Because the same plant had a different flavor due to the soils and climate, the English put milk and sugar to help the flavor of the new official tea of the palace.
Our English tea box set makes the best of the two types of English milk tea.
British style Milk Tea or the perfect "cuppa"
Bring water to a rolling boil, warm the teapot with the boiled water and discard, put a tablespoon of tea in the boiling water for about 3-4 minutes to infuse (remember to keep a timer on). Add milk to the cup, now strain the tea into the cup.
To make a delicious cup of milk tea you have to first boil the tea in a tall teapot. Then strain it into a teacup, combine it with a teaspoon of evaporated milk, not fresh milk.
Boil water in a pot, then steep the tea, star anise, cardamom, cinnamon stick, vanilla bean, tamarind powder, and almond extract for 5 minutes. Strain the tea and set aside, stir in sugar and sweetened condense thoroughly. In tall glasses fill ice, and add the tea, leaving about a 1/4 inch on the top of evaporated milk. Add the milk and top up with ice if needed.
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