This Tea with Milk recipe is a creamy way to enjoy your favorite beverage. Sometimes this delicious beverage is called Royal Milk Tea. No matter what you call it, this creamy and warm drink is a great way to start off your day.
❤️ What You'll Like about It
- Warm and creamy, this steaming cup of tea is a great way to begin your day or relax after a long day.
- The comforting flavors wrap around you warming you up from the inside out.
- Black tea can be bitter and astringent and this is a great way for beginner to get used to drinking tea as milk will reduce that.
I'm an avid tea drinker and milk tea is what started this love. My mom used to make tea with milk cups for us with breakfast during school days to wake us up and get up ready for the day.
One of my favorite things about making this tea with milk at home is that you only need a few simple ingredients and a little bit of time before you are sipping on this comforting drink.
Note: This is an overview of the ingredients. You'll find the full measurements and instructions in the recipe card (printable) at the bottom of the page.
Note: This is an overview of the instructions. The detailed instructions are in the recipe card below.
- Place water in your teapot and bring water to a boil. Turn the heat off and pour in your tea leaves.
- Cover and let it steep for 5 minutes.
- Strain into a tea cups.
- Add milk and sugar to your liking.
- I prefer to steep my tea on the stronger side so that it still has a nice flavor when I add the milk.
- Everyone likes a different level of sweetness so feel free to adjust your sugar to suit your liking.
- If you are using an electric kettel to boil the water make sure to warm the vessel you are steeping your tea in before adding the tea to prevent it from cooling too quickly.
- If you are making this with cold tea instead of warm, you will need to use simple syrup instead of sugar.
- If you like Boba tea, you could add in some tapioca pearls for that same specialty drink but at a lower cost.
- To make this beverage even creamier you can replace the milk with half & half.
- Do you need dairy-free tea? If so, switch out the milk for your favorite nondairy alternative almond milk, coconut milk or oat milk works great in this recipe. I do not recommend soy milk though.
- Use your favorite sweetener for this recipe.
Unfortunately, this beverage is best enjoyed fresh, I don't recommend storing it.
⌛ Make Ahead
This beverage is best enjoyed freshly made, however, if you prefer an iced tea instead of warm tea you can brew the tea ahead and store it in the fridge for up to a couple of days before adding your milk.
🍽️ Serve With
- I love to serve this Milk Tea with a simple breakfast or snack item like these Rhubarb Scones, buttermilk biscuits or these Pistachio Muffins.
- This Brioche French Toast Casserole tastes amazing with milk tea.
Boba tea is a type of milk tea with tapioca pearls added in.
It is simple just tea and milk. You could also add your favorite sweetener of choice if you prefer.
Yes, either pour the tea over ice after you mix in the sweetener or brew the tea and chill it then mix with simple syrup for sweetness.
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Tea with milk
- 1 cup water
- 2 teaspoons black tea
- 2 Tablespoons milk more or less depending on your liking.
- Sugar to taste
- Place water in your teapot and bring water to boil.
- Turn heat off and pour in your tea leaves, cover and let it steep for 5 minutes
- Strain into tea cup add milk and sugar to your liking.
- Use your favorite black tea or tea bags.
- Amount of milk and sugar is up to your liking.
- You can use brown sugar, honey or your favorite sweetener to sweeten your tea.
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