There are certain archetypes that come up when you think about tea – sweet tea has lemon and lots of ice, the classic british style of tea black with milk and sugar, and herbal tea with just a little bit of honey.
But something that is not always thought about is the delicious milk tea. Sometimes referred to as Hong Kong Milk Tea, it contains evaporated or condensed milk, giving it that sweet creamy taste. Here is an example recipe on how to make it.
2 orange pekoe tea bags
1 cup boiling water
5 ice cubes
4 teaspoons sweetened condensed milk
3 teaspoons honey
|1.||Steep the tea bags in hot water until the color turns dark red, which about 3 to 5 minutes. Discard the tea bags and let the tea cool.|
|2.||Combine the ice cubes, sweetened condensed milk, and honey in a glass or cocktail shaker. Pour in the tea and mix well. (If the tea is still warm, the ice may melt; add more ice if desired.) Then the tea is there for you to enjoy.|
This is also the kind of tea that is in bubble tea, when you buy it. This approach can also be taken to different kinds of tea – it is not unheard of to have milk green tea and it could definitely be interesting to add a richness to other blends. If not, this milk tea is pretty delicious.