I know the English do it and many Americans (like my friend Carolyn) but the thought of putting milk or half and half in tea really confused me for years. However, I recently decided to give up coffee and drink all the tea I keep buying but never seem to drink. Here are a few teas I’ve been loving and a few others I tried.
Teas With Half & Half or Milk
I learned from Anglophenia that English breakfast tea with half and half (or milk or whipping cream) is delicious. I of course use two Splendas. They refer to tea with sugar and cream as a “builder’s brew.” I also learned dunking a digestive biscuit is also amazing! You can also get those digestive biscuits at World Market.
You’ve probably seen this tea on a post or two before. However, add two Splendas and a little half and half, and you have a whole new experience. This is my dessert. I also drink this without sugar or milk at night because Rooibos is naturally caffeine-free.
All black teas are probably great with half and half. The Holiday Tea from Harney & Sons Fine Teas provides a very similar feel to coffee for me.
Teas without Half & Half or Milk
The Jasmine Green Tea was nice and soothing. Not too much flavor but a nice replacement for my coffee addiction.
I love green tea. This Green Tea With Lemon smells nice and fresh. It tastes clean and refreshing.
The Stash Chai Green Tea smelled like chai but had no taste. I don’t recommend this one.
My “tea with milk friend,” Carolyn gave me a sample of this Good Earth Sweet & Spicy Herbal and Black Tea. It reminded me of Big Red gum. I used one Splenda and drank it hot. It was pretty good. If you like cinnamon and orange you would enjoy this. It would be a nice alternative to coffee even though it is caffeine free because the flavor would definitely wake you up.