This is a question, but I’m expecting opinion-y type answers, so I’m posting it here. If the mods feel it should be moved, then move away.
On last week’s episode of “Good Eats,” Alton Brown discussed brewing tea. At the end, he mentioned adding sugar and milk and said that unlike coffee, that with tea, you should add the milk to the cup first and then add the tea.
I never even thought about which one got added first. Does it really make a difference? And if so, why?
Or is it just some tea drinker affectation?
And why does it matter with coffee if the milk is added after the coffee? Will I ruin my cuppa-Joe if I pour a little milk in the cup first?