Heralding from Japan, Royal Milk Tea is made with a blend of Assam and Darjeeling tea leaves and milk.
Compared to a typical milk tea, the milk to water ratio is much higher so it balances the semi-bitter taste of strong tea with the creamy richness of milk.
Ingredients: To make 1 cup:
- 3/4 Cup water
- 2 heaped tsp Black Tea Leaves (to make dark coloured tea, use Assam tea and to make light colored tea, use Darjeeling tea. Or use a blend of the two)
- 1/2 Cup milk
- Sugar or honey (optional)
- In a small saucepan, add warm water and bring to the boil over medium-high heat.
- Once boiling, add tea leaves and reduce the heat and simmer for 1 and a half to 2 minutes.
- Add milk and slowly bring just to simmer. Meanwhile warm your cup with hot water.
- When the tea is about to boil, remove from the heat and pour the tea through a tea strainer into your serving cup.
- Sweeten to taste with sugar or honey.
To make iced royal milk tea: Cook the tea leaves slightly longer and serve over ice ♥