Top 5 Best Hot Teas with Milk
Updated: 5 days ago
January is National Hot Tea Month, and to celebrate, we wanted to sing out some fantastic flavors that pair well with milk or heavy whipping cream. So, grab your favorite mug, find a cozy spot, and we'll explore the amazing tastes and benefits of this classic drink.
Catch Those Catechins: Benefits of Dairy in Tea
Did you know tea leaves contain antioxidants called catechins? Science Direct defines catechins as a type of phenolic compound very abundant in tea, cocoa, and berries, to which are ascribed a potent antioxidant activity, especially to epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG). According to Healthline, EGCG may benefit by reducing inflammation, aiding weight loss, and preventing certain chronic diseases.
Some may worry that milk with bind with catechins, but studies show this doesn't prevent absorption. Polyphenols last longer when bound with protein, increasing bioavailability and stability. So, you not only get those antioxidants but also the benefits of milk, too! Even better if you enjoy with a higher fat, minimally processed dairy like Snowville Creamery's whole milk or heavy whipping cream to get the maximum advantage!
Cultures have been putting milk, sometimes butter, into tea for a long time. Milk + tea is an ancient energy drink with its mix of fat, proteins, salaries, and sometimes caffeine. In varieties without caffeine, milk can be a soothing addition. Whether it's seizing the day ahead, a midday perk, or a comforting wind-down, feel confident in your choice to add Snowville Creamery to your favorite teas!
Without further ado, here are the top five hot teas you'll want to try with milk!