The Best Teas for a Quick and Easy Milk Tea

Milk tea
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Milk tea is more or less exactly what it sounds like: cold, milky, sweet black tea. It’s the perfect treat for a hot summer day and can be dressed up with boba, whipped cream, or other flavorings. And luckily, It’s super simple to make at home. If you like to make milk tea, here are some tasty tea options to use as your base!

Your Favorite Black Tea

The classic milk tea is made with a regular bagged or loose-leaf black tea, and that’s for a reason: black tea lends a consistent flavor that pairs perfectly with sweetener and milk. If you like your tea no-frills, no-fuss, and impossible to get wrong, use your favorite black tea.


The chai latte has made its way into the mainstream cafe fare and a chai milk tea is essentially an iced chai with fewer steps. Simply use your favorite chai masala teabags or looseleaf tea mix as the base. If you don’t have a pre-made chai, you can use regular milk. While the tea is steeping in hot water, mix in ground cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves as well as sweetener. 

Earl Grey

For a classic “London Fog” drink, use Earl Grey tea and a splash of vanilla extract as your tea base. The bergamot and vanilla mix for a super unique flavor.