Mudcat Café message #2514896 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #116927   Message #2514896
Posted By: Dave the Gnome
14-Dec-08 - 09:38 AM
Thread Name: BS: Tea Question
Subject: RE: BS: Tea Question
Milk in last AND fist? ;-)

Out of interest - Two things about milk last or first.

1. Poor quality china or pocelain would not stand up to water at near boiling point so milk was added first to ensure the vessel did not crack.

2. It does make a difference. When you put milk in first it heats up over the couple of seconds it takes to fill the cup. When you put it in last it heats instantly. The chenical reaction is different in each case although whether that difference can actual be tasted is in doubt.

Full of useless facts, me...