Black tea is a stand-alone category of tea because of how well it plays with milk. Bold and robust in flavor, black teas hold up against the creamy mouth feel of milk. So while your cup of tea becomes more smooth and decadent, the tea flavor still shines through. This allows it to hold up to be the base of drinks like Hong Kong and Taiwanese Boba milk tea, tea lattes, and yes, those classic black British high tea sips. Think of black tea like coffee: you can take it straight up, black, but everyone loves a good latte!
Many claim that adding milk to a premium tea would be a disgrace, but we’re here to show you how milk can elevate your regular brew. Here at Tea People, we got our start making Taiwanese boba milk tea at Boba Guys. After endless experimenting, we figured out how to craft the perfect cup of milk tea; equally sweet, creamy and rich in tea flavor.