You can make a simple milk tea in a variety of ways. It’s traditionally made with black tea leaves, but you can use any flavor you like (with the exception of oolong or green teas, since their tastes don’t complement milk). The same holds true for whatever milk you prefer — you can use whole, low-fat, skim or even coconut milk. To sweeten the tea, instead of sugar, try honey or an artificial sweetener.

Things You'll Need

Bring 1 cup of water to boil in a small pot.

Put 1 teaspoon of your favorite tea leaves in a tea diffuser, snap the diffuser shut and put the diffuser in the boiling water.

Brew the tea for two to five minutes, depending upon how strong you’d like it to be.

Remove the tea diffuser. Add 3/4 cup of milk of your choice to the tea.

Return the tea to a boil and remove it immediately to prevent scalding the milk.

Hold a small strainer over a large mug and strain the tea into the mug.

Add the sweetener of your choice in whatever quantity you prefer to the tea and blend it with the teaspoon.


  • Be careful of the hot water and mug.

  • Wait for the tea to cool down before drinking.

  • Put just one cube of ice in, to decrease its temperature faster.