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What goes first: milk or tea?

It’s an age-old debate. What goes first: milk or tea? 

There are strong arguments for both sides.

Many people insist tea must go first to achieve so you can tailor it to your preferences, whether you drink it strong or milky.

Even scientists have joined in on the debate. According to experiments by researchers at Loughborough University, putting the milk in second means it heats unevenly, sometimes affecting the taste and leading to the ‘film’ that sometimes forms. To preserve the taste, milk must go first.

While scientists think it should be milk first, Her Majesty the Queen is tea-first, and tea goes in the cup first at Buckingham Palace.

George Orwell famously said in his 1946 essay that tea first is best. Others insist milk-first is best so it doesn’t crack the crockery.

Where do you stand? Do you pour the milk into your cup first, or start with tea and add milk after? Have your say then share your stories in the comments below! 

What goes first: milk or tea?

253 people have already voted, what's your opinion? Milk Tea

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MargeF
6 days ago
0
Thanks for voting!
Technically in history, it depended on whether it was a pot mug or fine china being used.
Munsterlander
9th Apr 2021
1
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Milk-what a daft question-you then pour the tea from the pot into the cup-simple and what I have been doing for 55 years. The perfect cuppa-trust me.
Bald123
9th Apr 2021
2
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Since when was milk first in a cuppa? Oh hold on when you have a pot of tea. It's a bit of a trick question this one. Debate...mmmmmm
Munsterlander
9th Apr 2021
1
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You cannot make tea in a cup-it is sacrilege. It must always be made in a pot that has been heated up with boiling water beforehand.
Wilf
9th Apr 2021
2
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Tea-how can milk go first???
Bald123
9th Apr 2021
2
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I agree-how can milk be first?
Munsterlander
9th Apr 2021
1
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When you are making tea in a pot.-which is the correct method of tea making I might add.

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