True connoisseurs are perplexed: why mix a delicious invigorating tea with milk, which completely distorts the unique aroma and taste? After all, this can be considered almost barbaric! And lovers of such an unusual dairy "cocktail" only shrug their shoulders, marveling at such an obvious lack of complexes for the most ordinary foodstuffs.
In England, for example, a cup of hot tea with milk is an indispensable attribute of the morning meal, and in Mongolia it is cooled and drunk throughout the day. But offer a similar Chinese - and get a flurry of disturbances. You will be considered a savage who literally "killed" the taste and aroma of tea leaves.
If the first two people do not get tired to praise milk tea, the third one stubbornly refuses it. The truth, as you know, is somewhere in the middle ...
Benefit multiplied by the cheerfulness charge
Tea with milk is a very nutritious blend. Blended with honey or sugar, it may well replace an afternoon snack or dinner. Although in strict duet (milk + tea), the drink has excellent taste and healing properties.
The main advantage of milk tea is that all the benefits of two radically different products in it are enhanced, and the negative aspects are gently smoothed. Milk reduces the concentration of alkaloids and caffeine in tea, and tea has a catalyzing effect on milk, so that proteins are absorbed faster and easier. Thus, we get a doubly healthy drink: caffeine does not irritate the gastric mucosa, and milk protein is split into easily digestible substances, without provoking fermentation.
How is tea with milk useful?
- Increases body tone;
- compensates for the deficiency of vitamins and microelements;
- prevents kidney disease;
- has a mild diuretic effect;
- is useful for coughing and bronchitis;
- speeds up metabolism;
- is the prevention of the occurrence of malignant tumors;
- heals the circulatory system;
- strengthens bone tissue;
- promotes cleansing from slags;
- eases the state of psychological and physical overstrain;
- treats infections of various origins.
The only drink that has no contraindications
Separately, both milk and tea are contraindicated. But their milk tea is deprived. At least, until that time, doctors, payment in person and nutritionists did not report side effects caused by its use.
At one time, it was widely believed that tea with milk refers to drinks that are, to put it mildly, useless. Allegedly, when mixed, these two products leveled all the beneficial properties of each other. And, as a result, drinking milk tea did not bring any positive aspects at all. Subsequently, all such conjectures were refuted in the course of repeatedly conducted studies. So you can safely cook yourself another serving of snacks: tea with milk is useful!
How to make tea with milk?
To prepare the drink, you can use all kinds of tea: black, green, white, or a mixture of them. Pressed tea and long leaf tea are equally suitable. It is advisable to take strong, rich varieties, since soft, with a gentle aroma, are “lost” in milk tea, and the taste of milk begins to prevail. Indian teas are well suited for this purpose, but Chinese tea is best prepared in the classical way.
Most often they try to make tea with milk in the following way: half a cup of tea is poured, and then milk is poured from the refrigerator. Then cautiously try the "miracle drink" and indignantly snort. Like, only in vain translated products. With this approach, milk tea, of course, will bring little pleasure. Try to cook it in another way, and you will be pleasantly surprised!
Recipe for proper tea with milk. Pour into a cup of hot milk. The recommended amount is 50% of the total future beverage volume, however you can experiment at your discretion. If you like the concentrated creamy taste, add more milk. Want to get a rich tea taste - pour more tea. Then brewed tea is added to the milk. Naturally, filtered from the leaves. On request, the taste of the drink can be enriched with spices, sugar, honey and even salt, as is done in India.
Tea with milk - one drink for all occasions in life
Tea with milk can be considered a truly unique product. It has no contraindications, but it has a lot of undeniable merits. In the cold, milk tea warms, in the heat - refreshing. Before an important meeting or exam, he relieves nervous tension. And during a cold, relieves cough, promotes sputum discharge.
This is an excellent way to saturate the body with minerals (potassium, iodine, copper), vitamins (PP, C, group B) and antioxidants, strengthen the immune system. In addition, milk tea restores the balance after severe intoxication and poisoning, copes with various viral infections.