If you’re reading this, the chances are you’re looking for an alternative for this very tea. A good full-bodied soya milk does go nicely if you want the tea to be the main taste of the drink, however it’s got to be oat for me. The subtle taste of oat milk accentuates the beautiful Indian blend, reducing it in strength but adding balance and creaminess to it in taste. A good barista grade oat milk is the best choice for your first time trying this, however, a word to the wise – oat milk is very filling, so be sure not to overdo it!
As one of my favourite teas currently, this one was crucial for me to find the right plant milk for. The beautiful chai flavours really need to be centre stage whilst enjoying this tea, therefore I recommend a mild but subtly sweet soya milk. As one of the best milks sustainability-wise, soya is a safe choice, however it is one of the hardest to adjust to. Therefore, having it in a drink as beautiful and flavourful as this wonderful chai eases the transition, and its delicate sweetness is hard to beat.
If you’re more interested in a Lapsang Souchong or delightfully deep Russian Caravan, then I know just the choice for you. These teas are both wonderfully smoky, and I personally find that a good quality almond milk brings a nutty flavour which intertwines wonderfully to elevate and enhance these flavours. Almond milk is the most distinct in its taste and is one of the least ‘milk tasting’ plant milks out there, however this risk pays off with plentiful rewards in a new and exciting tea-tasting experience!
Here at Pekoe Tea, we’re always excited to experiment and find new ways to enjoy different flavours – therefore if you’re up for a bit of excitement, why not try a blended plant milk? There are many companies that mix various varieties together to taste like milk and help people experience the same tastes with the change of lifestyle. So how about trying a chocolate flavoured soya with our peppermint tea to create a delicious mint and chocolate drink, or perhaps simply having your choice of morning black tea with a blended milk curated to taste just like the drink you’re used to!
The Take AwayTrying out the world of plant milk is worth the beautiful variety of flavours and the peace of mind alone. However, this bonus can also be a deterrent, as there is a lot of experimenting to get through before you find the plant milk that’s right for you. Therefore, I really hope this guide has helped anyone struggling to find their ideal vegan milk and tea combination: and if not, why not pop in and ask us in person, or write to us! We’re always happy to help answer all your tea queries.