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Ok here’s the big question about tea

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by urbanrider, 11 Oct 2007.

  1. urbanrider

    urbanrider New Member

    Location:
    london
    When making a cup of tea, do you pour in the milk first or last?

    For me its always last
     
  2. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Location:
    Essex
    First.
     
  3. ransos

    ransos Usual suspect

    Makes no difference unless you're making it directly in the cup, in which case milk first is an abomination against civilised society.
     
  4. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    ...but, does virtually eliminate the scum on the top...
     
  5. Panter

    Panter Just call me Chris...

    I googled this a few Years back.......:blush:

    I found that the British tea institute (or some such thing) recommeneded adding the milk first as it prevented the tea from scalding.

    I don't know why I bothered looking it up though, ever since I've added the milk last.
     
  6. asterix

    asterix Comrade Member

    Location:
    Limoges or York
    ..where's Lord of the Teapot when you need him? I could just do with a cuppa..
     
  7. Panter

    Panter Just call me Chris...

    I was just about to type the very same thing.................... :blush:
     
  8. ransos

    ransos Usual suspect

    I guess that comes down to whether or not you live in a hard water area? Milk first with the teabag just tastes awful IMO; I'd rather put up with a scum.
     
  9. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    milk last, after teabag has been removed. Always.
     
  10. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Tea from pot...milk first. Teabags, milk after bag removed.
    However, I like my tea like I like my women...er...
    strong and black
    hot and wet
    full and flavoursome
    cheap and found in the co-op
     
  11. Pre-Lactate for me and always skimmed milk, can't stand full or even semi in teaxx(

    Windy
     
  12. NickM

    NickM Veteran

    Milk last, of course!

    Otherwise, how do you know how brown it's going to be?
     
  13. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Pre-Lactate? Isn't that the watery stuff that comes out of womens boobies before the proper stuff? :blush:

    Reminds me of a neat little story, I take my daughter to nursery with a tommee tippee cup of expressed milk from my wife and as soon as I put it down on the table you can bet that some other kid will pick it up and start drinking it!! :biggrin:

    Mind you, the first thing she did on her first day was to crawl up to some watery eyed kid with immense amounts of snot coming from his nose and take his dummy out of his mouth and pop it straight into hers :angry:
     
  14. Paulus

    Paulus Getting older by the minute

    Location:
    Barnet,
    If you are making the tea properly, in a teapot, the milk should be in the cup first. There is a reason for this. With the milk in the cup first, when the hot tea enters the cup, there is more milk than scalding tea so the milk does not scald and change flavour. This is because milk has a lower boiling point than water. If it was the other way round, there would be more boiling water than milk, so the milk would scald and the flavour would alter.
     
  15. Lord of the Teapot

    Lord of the Teapot New Member