I'm the only one in my household who takes milk, and then only sometimes (it depends on what time of day and what kind of tea it is) and I usually add the milk last but I hear some people do it the other way around and I'm intrigued as to why.
Depends on how delicious you want to make your tea. If you want a standard milk tea then following tradition you would add the milk at the very end. But if you desire a delicious milk tea then you will boil the tea bag in the milk for 2-3 minutes (in microwave or pot) and then add sugar/honey to the concoction. Aah, delightful!
Mid morning and afternoon tea is kind of a Ritual for us as long as I can remember. I am sure it had something to do with British influence that my grandparents had. We had all the works, from the tea pot, strainer, to the tea cozy and even the little eats for all our 'tea times'. My grandma used to add milk before pouring tea to the cup and I think this was considered the 'posh' way of doing it. But I am sure there is some reason behind it! Now I am in too much of a hurry to do the proper tea time rituals as we used to. So its tea bag straight to the mug ( no proper tea cups and saucers) milk on top and then off I go!
only drink green tea these days so definitely not milk but growing up in an English family where many many cups of tea were drunk in our growing up years the milk was definitely put in last. I know milk in first is to do with scalding the milk and getting a different taste...
Nice strong tea, from a proper tea-pot goes in firstly to cup, then sugar, stirred, then milk lastly.
Have a designed cup so know what level for tea, then milk top up.
Sit back & enjoy, maybe with a bikkie or fresh Lamington! Yum.......
Milk should always go last or the brew is ruined either way. Plus, the teabag should have left the cup before the milk gets in and only AFTER the bag has brewed a bit. I hate angel's water. Blergh. If I make a pot I am apt to drink the whole lot myself.