How do you take your tea?
Out of curiosity…
milk, sugar, both?
For any type of tea as well!
Look forward to your answers :)
That depends on the tea. Some tea, especially raw puerh I drink straight, black tea I add sugar. The only thing I sometimes add a creamer to is lapsang souchong. And then it isn’t milk. I use unflavored non dairy coffee creamer or almond milk.
Greens, whites, oolongs straight – always. Blacks, it depends. Taiwanese blacks, straight – too good to mask anything. Assams, sometimes with real cream, rarely with sugar unless I’ve steeped too long and I also want a dessert in the evening. :) Darjeelings, straight – to me, these are too delicate to add anything to. Most all other black teas I do straight as well. If I am served a poorly steeped cup while I’m at a tea house, I’ll sometimes add sugar and milk to see if it becomes more palatable. :)
With milk and honey I only drink the english breakfast and the assam ctc, the other ones without milk, sugar or anything.
I never use sugar in tea now. I rather prefer honey for sweetening my tea – and this is only specifically for flavoured and iced teas. All other good quality puerh/black (the darjeeling blacks are more like oolong)/oolong/green/white etc are drunk ‘neat’. I don’t use milk with tea any more either.
Blacks—pretty much always with milk and sugar. Greens usually straight. Oolongs I’m still experimenting with.
I have always loathed tea that I find to have a thin mouth feel without additions, so I’m on a quest to find the teas that pack in the most flavor and thickness without additions. It’s harder than you think!
I drink most teas straight, or with a pinch of sweetener. I use xylitol, since it’s good for my teeth, especially with the more acidic fruity blends, or dessert teas. When I use milk – usually with chai, earl grey, or dessert teas – I use about half boiling water, brew the tea, and add half a cup of milk.
I always take my tea straight. Black, green, white, oolong, etc., it doesn’t matter.
My husband is the complete opposite. He has to have agave or honey.
Nekkid as the day it was born.
Black, no sweetener.
Very occasionally I will stop into David’s to have a latte with a drizzle of honey and to chat with my favourite tea persons.