Black tea with milk is probably the tea I drink the most. Black tea is perfect for every occasion and it’s a basic tea, that isn’t too fancy but still has a nice tradition to it. The good thing about black tea is that most of the black teas you can buy are really cheap but still taste great. Black tea is also one of the few teas where I think it’s ok if it’s bagged. In the UK almost every brand of black tea in the supermarket is acceptable, however outside of the UK it’s hard to find UK brands. Other brands are ok as well but if one prefers a UK brand then this is the gold standard that is found most often in supermarkets around the world.
For me 4 minutes is the perfect steep time with boiling water and a generous amount of milk that brings out great toffee flavours that make this tea one of my favourites.