Plain, milk, or sugar?
I’m with snarkymalarkey. I don’t use honey or Splenda , but the tea and my mood determine what I add if I add anything at all. I’m very mercurial.
It depends on my mood most of the time. I normally drink my tea plain. If I sweeten it, I prefer honey. I try every new tea plain and then tinker with milk and honey if just plain doesn’t really cut it for me.
I usually have all of my tea plain. There is the rare occasion that I will add a splash of milk to an Irish/English breakfast tea.
I also like to have all of my tea plain, and let the tea speak for itself. Though I will admit on rare occasions I’ve added honey, and occasionally will have a sweet tea (gasp!), though I tend to classify it differently.
Green tea I prefer taking plain, especially tulsi green tea. (I loveee this stuff, always with the organic india) but I find the flavor of most greens just right without assistance. I think the only green I’ve preferred with “milk” is green walnut, but that’s like my super special occasion must have as dessert tea. Black teas I generally get SUPER FLAVORED so I take them with almond or coconut milk, “original” (sweetened), or unsweetened depending on the tea. I usually like mate plain, rooibos, white, red and other herbals are varied depending on the blend. I don’t think I ever use additional sweeteners, but sweetened almond milk has a good amount of sugar anyway.
With my black teas I use German Rock Sugar and 2% milk.
However, I drink most of my teas plain and straight up:)
I agree it depends on the tea. Nothing for oolongs or white. Masala I steep in milk and add honey, agave, or sugar. English breakfast I add milk and sugar. If it is a strong assam or celyon I add sugar or milk and sugar, or agave. Other blacks I dont add anything.
For me, I’d like to drink the tea as it is, but sometimes, I will add some milk or honey to some black tea, like Bailin Gongfu , Keemun Black teas. At present, I did not add anything strange into the tea, some of your added things are very weird, but sounds interesting, maybe can have a try in the future.