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To not like the smell of milk in my cup of tea

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rosethyme Tue 04-Apr-17 18:30:43

I'm just wondering why it isn't always so though. I love my brews but sometimes the smell of milk spoils it. Does anyone else not like it. i've just had one now and there was no smell.

TroysMammy Tue 04-Apr-17 18:32:29

If you can smell it without putting your nose right next to it then I expect your milk is off.

TwentyCups Tue 04-Apr-17 18:32:53

If it's putting you off havebyou tried herbal teas that don't need milk? I like peppermint but there's loads out there. Or a different milk - soya, coconut, hemp, oat - there's a few to choose from.

NoelHeadbands Tue 04-Apr-17 18:33:44

I find Cravendale the worst for this, I only have a splash in tea but even so it's just too milky

Room101isWhereIUsedToLive Tue 04-Apr-17 18:34:13

Now I use oat milk having normal milk in my tea tastes really odd. Much prefer oat milk and not just in tea. It also lasts for ages too.

Monkeypuzzle32 Tue 04-Apr-17 18:34:44

I'm not keen on fresh milk in my tea because it sometimes smells fishy, so I have always used UHT

TroysMammy Tue 04-Apr-17 18:34:57

Also, do you put your milk in the cup before adding water or do you add water, brew and then add milk? If you do it by the first method then the boiling water interacts with the fat in the milk. If you use the second method then your milk is off grin

hoopdeloop Tue 04-Apr-17 18:35:14

I'm with you OP, I hate milk apart from in my tea or cooked in with food. But sometimes even the freshest milk can produce a milky smell that is off putting. The only way I can think of not smelling it is drinking it in one of the travel mugs

Vegansnake Tue 04-Apr-17 18:35:47

Try alpro soya,it's yummy in tea..or indeed any soya milk,gives tea a delicious flavour

Bluntness100 Tue 04-Apr-17 18:39:46

I can't stand milk so I'm with you op. I drink mine black.

rosethyme Tue 04-Apr-17 18:39:50

No the milks definitely not off. i always put the milk in last. I've even gone off milk in cereal because of the smell.

carabos Tue 04-Apr-17 18:42:15

I'm exactly the same. YANBU. I've stopped having milk in tea because of it.

WorraLiberty Tue 04-Apr-17 18:44:12

I'm the same as you OP but only if the milk comes from a plastic bottle. The smell makes me want to heave.

Luckily, we still have a milkman who delivers in glass bottles but once he retires (soon), I'm not sure how I'll cope grin

rosethyme Tue 04-Apr-17 18:47:41

I've tried it without milk but i don't like the taste.

TwentyCups Tue 04-Apr-17 18:48:24

Alpro soya is particularly delicious in tea snake! I like coconut for coffee.

TroysMammy Tue 04-Apr-17 18:51:18

Not everyone's cup of tea but have you tried dried milk powder? That smells like nothing on earth especially milk.

RelentlesslyPositive Tue 04-Apr-17 18:53:13

Could you be pregnant?

Or have you recently given up smoking, so that everything smells more intense?

I can't stand the smell of milk either. I've been avoiding it for 8 years now, since I discovered my eldest is highly allergic to it. I never liked milk much, but now I can smell it at 50 paces and it revolts me.

rosethyme Tue 04-Apr-17 18:56:07

No not pregnant nor just give up smoking. Coffees ok, i don't get a smell with that.

SanBlas Tue 04-Apr-17 19:09:44

Switch to soya/ oat/ rice milk and you will also be doing your small part to stop the unbearable suffering of these cows angry

Bluntness100 Tue 04-Apr-17 19:15:09

Try your tea a few times without, it's surprising how quickly you adjust. In about a week you'll like it, if you like tea with milk anyway. It's just habit.

I've always hated milk, and honestly watching someone drink a glass of milk makes me feel queasy and I need to look away. I like cream, but milk it literally turns my stomach.

Sundayspilot Tue 04-Apr-17 19:19:23

OP, are you buying UHT milk or traditionally pasteurized? The carton usually says if it's UHT. The high heat used in UHT sterilization makes it taste nasty. Or great if you're my DH.

allthelittleangelsriseupriseup Tue 04-Apr-17 19:19:39

What milk do you drink?
Full cream? Semi?
I drink skimmed in tea now. Just. a. drop.
No smell.
Try it.

rosethyme Tue 04-Apr-17 20:13:45

I've been drinking semi skimmed, i'll give skimmed a try. sanbas what an eye opener, i never realised dairy cows had it so bad. Disgusting.

TwentyCups Tue 04-Apr-17 20:16:56

Dairy cows have a horrible life. I didn't want to risk hijackibg the thread but their welfare is the reason I no longer drink milk.

I can honestly say I still drink as much tea as ever - it's been no trouble at all.

Minstrelsareyum Tue 04-Apr-17 21:15:35

"Try your tea a few times without, it's surprising how quickly you adjust. In about a week you'll like it"

Do try this advice from a PP. I have drunk mine black for about 20 years. You can really taste the lovely leaves. The milk spoils the taste.

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