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Old June 22nd, 2006, 09:26 AM   #1
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Hi! After reading the thread about "Favourite tea", i was tempted to try Earl Grey. I found it in the grocery but i have no direction to make it. How do i prepare a cup of this tea(milk tea)?
Im waiting for someone to come by and help me make my cup of tea....eager to rty.
Thank you in advance.
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 09:39 AM   #2
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Is it a tea bag or loose leaf tea?
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 09:45 AM   #3
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Make it as you would ordinary black tea. But if you normally spice your black tea, don't spice this.
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 10:20 AM   #4
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Its tea bags(cut the tea bags=loose tea).
I want to make milk tea..shoudl i just add the milk or is there something else to it?
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 10:45 AM   #5
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Hi Naj,
Earl Grey is wonderful. Once you find what works for you I'm sure you'll love it.

Well, here's what I do, for what it's worth.
1. put a mug of water in the microwave for a minute, 30 seconds.
2. put the tea bag in for about 4 minutes
3. put half-n-half or milk in (i put about two tablespoons; i like it creamy)
4. add a teaspoon or so of sugar

of course, when I'm not rushed for time, I like to boil the water in the kettle and pour over the tea bag... just feels nicer and i think it tastes better.

if you don't use sugar, maybe you could use honey.

the creamier the milk, the better! For example 1% or even 2% milk isn't creamy enough for me.

Hope you find what works for you, and enjoy!
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 10:51 AM   #6
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Thanks lovey . Indian whole milk is 3% fat. So after boiling for a while it gets about 4% fat maybe..so ive got some yummy creamy Earl Grey i guess.
**Runs off to make a cup**
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 11:01 AM   #7
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You're welcome!
Tell me how it turns out!
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No offense Lovey but never make a tea in the microwave, it spoils the flavor of the tea for some reason.

Naj, Earl Grey has a delicate and distinct flavor and I know the milk tea that you speak of, you will lose the flavor if you make it the Indian way. It does have a beautifu flavor that will come through in your milk tea, but you should really boil some water and pour it into a cup and let it steep for two minutes, remove the bag and add a little milk and sugar if you like sweet tea. Drink when piping hot. I just finished a cup as I found this thread. It's my favorite.
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Old June 23rd, 2006, 01:13 AM   #9
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Jessie58,
No offense taken! But I boil my water in the microwave-- I don't put the tea in there. (Not sure if you thought that.)
Like I said in my post, I do it for hurry's sake and I'm sure my tea isn't as great as it could be. But it works for me!
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I boil water on the stove, steep my tea bag for about 4 minutes, add some heavy cream and a little bit of honey. I love it. Earl Grey rocks my world.
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