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Milk Tea

Make the Perfect Cup of Iced Milk Tea

When it comes to making the perfect cup of milk tea, the type of loose leaf tea you choose plays a crucial role in determining the flavor and aroma of your beverage. With so many options available, how do you know which one is the right choice for your milk tea? Let's explore some key factors to consider when selecting the ideal loose leaf tea for your next batch of delicious milk tea.

1. Flavor Profile

Each type of loose leaf tea brings its own unique flavor profile to the table. For milk tea, you'll want to choose a tea that complements the creamy richness of the milk. Black teas like Assam or Ceylon are popular choices for milk tea due to their robust flavors that can stand up to the milk without being overpowering. However,  Earl Grey or Versailles Lavender Earl Grey would be a better choice if you prefer stronger tea. 

2. Aroma

The aroma of the loose leaf tea will also impact the overall experience of your milk tea. Floral teas like jasmine or oolong can add a delicate fragrance to your milk tea, enhancing the sensory experience. Consider the aroma of the tea when making your selection.

3. Caffeine Content

If you're sensitive to caffeine or prefer a lower caffeine option, you may want to opt for a green or white tea for your milk tea. These teas generally have lower caffeine content compared to black teas, providing a milder energy boost without the jitters.

4. Quality

When choosing a loose leaf tea for milk tea, it's essential to select a high-quality tea to ensure the best flavor and overall experience. Look for teas that are sourced from reputable suppliers and have been processed with care to preserve their freshness and flavor.

5. Personal Preference

Ultimately, the best loose leaf tea for milk tea is the one that aligns with your personal taste preferences. Whether you prefer a bold and robust black tea or a delicate and floral oolong, choose a tea that resonates with your palate to create a truly enjoyable cup of milk tea.

By considering factors such as flavor profile, aroma, caffeine content, quality, and personal preference, you can find the perfect loose leaf tea to elevate your milk tea experience. Experiment with different teas to discover your favorite combination and enjoy the delightful flavors of homemade milk tea.

5. Mama Wang's Recipe

Serving Size:16 oz

1. Steep 2 tbsp of loose leaf tea (Earl Grey or Versailles Lavender Earl Grey) in 6 oz of hot water for 5-7 minutes.

2. Remove tea leaf and add 3 tsp of cane sugar. Stir until sugar dissolved.

3. Add 8 oz of oat milk or your choice of milk and 1/3 cup of ice to the 16 oz cup.

4. Combine tea and milk . Enjoy!