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How to Make Delicious Tea with Milk

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To most tea drinkers, the brewing process of their morning cuppa is almost mechanical. You steep the leaves, you add some milk, you sip. But why not shake things up a bit? Why not try a different approach to your tea-making routine? 

Here are some fresh ways you can take to reach the richest and creamiest cup of milky tea. Spoiler alert: they all taste darn good!

Make Tea with Regular Milk

Adding milk to your tea is a sure way to break the robust and somewhat-bitter taste of the tea with a smooth and creamy flavor. But that doesn’t mean that you have no room to experiment. Here are three different ways in which you can make tea with milk:

Hot Milk Tea​

To make a regular hot tea with milk, you will need:


And here is how you make it:

  1. Add the water to a saucepan and place over medium heat. Bring it to a boil.
  2. Once boiling, turn the heat off, and add the tea bags inside. Cover the pot and allow the tea to steep for about 3-5 minutes, as stated by the manufacturer.
  3. While still steeping, pour the milk over very gently. Make sure not to add all the milk at once but to do it gradually, as that’s the only way to prevent the tea from becoming watery.
  4. Discard the tea bags and add the sweetener. Stir to combine and enjoy!

Iced Milk Tea

For iced milk tea, you will need:


And here is how it is prepared:

  1. Start by boiling the water in a saucepan over medium heat or in a kettle.
  2. Add the tea bags to a large mug, and pour the boiling water over.
  3. Let the tea steep for about 3 minutes before discarding the bags.
  4. Very gently, add the condensed milk, and stir until well combined.
  5. Add the ice, and enjoy!

Additional Types of Milk Tea

Want to go wild and turn on your experimentative nature? Here are some great options of milk tea to try:

  • Steep a tea bag as usual, discard it, and add coffee whitener and a sweetener of choice.
  • Steep a black tea as usual, discard the bag, add some milk, apple slices, and ice.
  • Make it spicy by adding milk, honey, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, and vanilla to your black tea.
  • Try bubble tea by steeping black tea and adding milk cream, sweetener, and tapioca pearls.
  • You can also add fresh ginger slices when steeping your black tea for a spicy and healthy boost.

Top Milk Alternatives for Tea

If you are dairy intolerant or you are simply fed up with your regular milk and want to bring a fresh flavor to your cuppa, here are some great milk alternatives that match perfectly with tea:

Make Tea with Milk Powder and Tea Bags

Just like with regular milk, you can easily whip up your milk tea with milk powder as well.

  • 1 Bag of Tea
  • 8 ounces plus 1 tbsp of Water
  • 3 tsp of Milk Powder
  • 1 tsp of Sugar or Sweetener of Choice


And here is how to make it:

  1. Add 8 ounces of water to a saucepan and place over medium heat. Bring to a boil and immediately remove it from the heat.
  2. Add the tea bag inside a cup and pour the boiling water over. Let steep for 3-5 minutes. Discard the bag.
  3. Add the sweetener to the tea and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  4. Combine the milk powder with 1 tbsp of water in a glass or another cup, until a paste consistency forms.
  5. Gently pour the sweetened tea into the cup with the milk paste, constantly stirring to get rid of lumps.
  6. For best results, strain the tea to remove any leftover granules. Enjoy!

Make Tea with Milk Powder and Tea Powder

Tea bags may be convenient, but sometimes, herbal powder brings more to the game.

You will need:

  • 8 ounces plus 1 tbsp of Water
  • 1 tsp Tea Powder
  • 3 tsp Milk Powder
  • 1 tsp Sugar


  1. Boil 8 ounces of the water in a kettle or saucepan, and turn off the heat.
  2. Add the powdered tea to the water, stir to combine, and let sit for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add the sweetener and stir until completely dissolved.
  4. Combine the 1 tbsp of water with the milk powder in a glass, and then very gently pour the tea over, stirring until the paste dissolves.
  5. Strain the tea to get rid of any lumps, and enjoy!

Make Tea with Milk Powder and Loose Tea Leaves

To make this, you will need:

  • 8 ounces plus 1 tbsp Water
  • 1 tsp Loose Leaf Tea
  • 3 tsp Milk Powder
  • 1 tsp Sugar or Sweetener by Choice


Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Boil 8 ounces of water in a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Turn off the heat, and add the loose tea inside. Cover the pot and let steep for 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, make the milk paste with the milk powder and remaining water.
  4. Strain the tea and add the sugar, stirring until it dissolves.
  5. Combine the milk paste and sweetened tea, stirring to dissolve the paste.
  6. If needed, strain the tea through a strainer to remove any milk granules. Enjoy!


As you can see, even though your tea of choice is quite simple, there are many different ways in which you can prepare your milky beverage. Be bold, and don’t be afraid to try new tastes and flavors. After all, isn’t that how the greatest recipes have been discovered? Make sure to try all of the methods from this article, and let us know which of these creamy cuppas is your cup of tea.

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