How to Make Good Milk Tea
If you love enjoying a cup of milk tea from your local café, why not learn how to make your own delicious milk tea at home? Making milk tea yourself is not only economical, it’s also a fun way to customise a beverage to your specific tastes! Here’s how to make milk tea in 5 easy steps.
Step 1: Choose Your Tea
First, select a tea type that appeals to you. Black tea is the traditional choice for milk teas, but there are plenty of other teas that work well too, such as earl grey, chai, jasmine, matcha, and more. If you like, experiment by mixing different types of teas to create your own flavour combinations.
Step 2: Add Tea Leaves
Measure 1-2 teaspoons of tea leaves into your cup or teapot. For a stronger cup of tea, add more tea leaves.
Step 3: Boil the Water
Fill a kettle or saucepan with cold water and bring it to a boil. When it boils, pour the hot water into your cup or teapot until it’s two-thirds full.
Step 4: Steep the Tea
Cover the top of your cup or teapot, and let your tea steep for 3-5 minutes. Experiment to find the steep time that you like best.
Step 5: Add Milk and Sweetener
When your tea is ready, add in your choice of dairy or vegan milk and sweetener, such as honey, sugar, or condensed milk. Use the following ratios as a basic guideline:
- 1 teaspoon of sweetener for every 8 ounces of tea.
- 2 tablespoons of milk for every 8 ounces of tea.
Mix everything together and enjoy your homemade milk tea!
Creating your own milk tea can be an enjoyable and tasty way to experiment with flavours. With these 5 simple steps in mind, you can enjoy fantastic milk tea in the comfort of your own home.