Make a cup of milk tea fit for a queen – you deserve it! Follow this British method for how to brew the perfect cup of homemade milk tea every time, best enjoyed in your finest china (crown and throne optional).
HOW TO MAKE MILK TEA
Add a Lipton Black Tea teabag to your favorite cup
Boil water and pour it over the teabag
Wait 3 to 5 minutes for the tea to brew, without stirring or squeezing the tea bag
Remove the teabag and pour in a dash of milk. Note: milk should act as a flavor-enhancer, so you only need enough to add creaminess. Too much milk will mask the taste of the tea. Judge it by the change in color as you add the milk and aim for an even shade - a very pale brown means you've probably poured in too much
Stir with a spoon to blend evenly
If you thought the only way to enjoy milk tea was the British way, then you're in for a pleasant surprise. Lots of cultures have embraced milky tea and there are a number of ways to enjoy it. Let us tell you about three of the most popular.
Just like café lattes, tea lattes are made with steamed milk. For a more classic flavor, use black tea. But if you fancy something a little different, you could try Lipton® Enticing Chai or Earl Grey teabags for a more delicate taste
HOW TO MAKE TEA LATTE
Add the teabag of your choice to a cup.
Boil the water, then pour it over the teabag.
Let the tea steep for at least 5 minutes to get the strongest flavor possible.
While your tea is brewing, heat a half cup of milk either by microwaving for 45 seconds (settings vary between machines) or by heating in a pan until it’s steaming.
Transfer the hot milk to a jug and use a milk frother to get that extra-fluffy, foam effect. The desired amount should be about ½ inch thick on top of the milk.
Remove the infuser or teabag from your cup and pour in the milk.
Add an optional dash of honey or sugar for extra sweetness.