I think I might have been going about this tea all wrong. Having it with milk improves it significantly! It’s quite a revelation for me since I tend to favor not adding anything to tea that I prepare myself. Adding about 1 part milk to 4-5 parts tea to this Assam has totally changed the way I see it. (hence the increase in the score)

Before and after adding the milk I tried “pulling” the tea like they do in HK and Singapore Unfortunately since I’m nowhere near as good at “pulling tea” as the pros are, I spilled quite a bit on the table top. Oops. But in any case it was worth the effort since the tea came out smooth, creamy, and tasting like malted milk :)

I liked this so much that I’m actually now running out of Assam! I have about 1 or 2 servings left…. So for my next project, I’m going to try using condensed milk instead of fresh milk! Let’s see how that goes….

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Have lived in Shanghai for the past 5 years and love a good cup of tea in the evening.


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