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Pick-Me-Up Coffee Milk Tea
Coffee milk tea is the delicious marriage of two favorite beverages! Served hot or on ice, this Hong Kong-inspired drink is a perfect pick-me-up when you can't decide between tea or coffee to start your day or to wake you up in the afternoon!
Asian, Chinese, Hong Kong
coffee milk tea, Hong Kong beverages
10 oz. servings
Lisa from A Day in the Kitchen
black tea bags
(brewed or instant)
(or sweetener of choice; adjust to taste)
Serve It Hot:
Fill mugs with hot water and let sit for about 5 minutes to warm.
Steep tea bags in just-boiled water in a bowl or measuring cup for 5 minutes.
Empty hot water from the mugs. Add ½ cup just-boiled water to each mug and stir in instant coffee. Add sugar or sweetener, if desired.
Gently squeeze tea bags before removing from the tea and divide the tea between the two mugs. Stir well.
Add the evaporated milk to each mug and stir.
Serve It Cold:
Steep tea bags for 5 minutes. Gently squeeze tea bags before removing.
Add coffee (and sweetener, if desired) to the tea and stir well.
Stir in the evaporated milk.
Let cool completely to room temperature about 1 hour.
Stir and pour the coffee milk tea over ice in a glass and serve immediately.
Alternatively, refrigerate the coffee milk tea until ready to serve, stirring before pouring into drinking glasses (ice cubes optional).
This recipe makes 2 - 10oz. servings.
I use a ratio of 1 to 1 coffee to tea, but you can adjust the ratio of each to your taste preference.
Use fresh brewed or instant coffee for the coffee part of the drink.
If you do not have strong coffee on-hand, make some with a ratio of ½ cup hot water to 1 ½ - 2 teaspoons instant coffee or espresso granules.
A neutral sweetener such as white sugar or sugar syrup works best as it doesn't affect the coffee/tea flavor, but use whatever sweetener you prefer.
Adjust the amount of sweetener according to personal taste.
Reduce the evaporated milk by a tablespoon and replace it with sweetened condensed milk to help sweeten without diluting the beverage.
Use cream or half-and-half in place of evaporated milk.
If serving the coffee milk tea iced, you can refrigerate the coffee milk tea until ready to serve. Stir well before serving over ice or drink it straight.