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deblet Wed 30-Aug-17 21:46:01

Hi I am trying to go from vegetarian to vegan but finding it hard to give up milk in tea. This week I have been trying unsweetened soya milk but find it sweet and chalky tasting. Anyone else have trouble adapting and any advice please. Thank you

ScarletBegonia1234 Wed 30-Aug-17 21:48:40

I think it varies a lot by personal preference but the only one I like ( and it is actuslly nice) is oat milk. Get the alpro one though as oatly is very bitty and not nice in drinks. And shake well as it does settle out!

NotAUserNumberSoNotATroll Wed 30-Aug-17 21:50:21

I use almond milk, I can use soya but prefer almond

deblet Wed 30-Aug-17 21:53:50

Thanks I will try those. Need my cuppa esp in the morning lol

Vegangelist Wed 30-Aug-17 21:55:59

I think it's a case of trying a few and finding one that works for you.
I also really advise you just quit dairy and give the non-dairy milks a bit of time - your tastebuds will adjust - if you are still having dairy, they won't!
If you really don't like the non-dairy milk in your tea, I recommend having herbal tea for a month and then trying again with the various vegan milks.

Vegangelist Wed 30-Aug-17 21:57:15

Also to add to the previous posters, if you try various milks and don't immediately like them, try other brands.

FurryDogMother Wed 30-Aug-17 21:57:42

I prefer almond milk - soy always curdled for me. I find I have to use more of it than I would cows' milk to get the same 'lightening' effect in my tea, but I don't really notice a difference in taste. I use the unsweetened version.

VivienneWestwoodsKnickers Wed 30-Aug-17 21:58:13

I find unsweetened almond milk the closest cows milk alternative. That said, it's definitely a very personal choice as several friends completely disagree with me!

Beachcountrysidetown Thu 31-Aug-17 13:09:11

I use Alpro oat milk abs after using it for a week I now can't stand cow milk in my tea. I crave a cup of oat milk tea when I get home now!

gillybeanz Thu 31-Aug-17 13:12:11

My dh is dairy free due to diet not veganism.
He just bit the bullet and had a few cups of tea without and soon got used to it, the same with coffee.
Most of the substitutes don't taste right.

Jakc Thu 31-Aug-17 13:13:54

oat milk is the only one we like. jusy mke sure you shale carton well before pouring

magicsoakingmyspine Thu 31-Aug-17 13:21:20

I love rice milk in tea and coffee. I've found it's the closest to tasting milk I've found. And weirdly its tastes like cream in coffee.

TheKidsAreTakingMySanity Thu 31-Aug-17 14:30:04

I'm cutting down on milk in tea by just having it less milky each time. It takes about 4 or 5 mugs until I like it that way and can take even less next time. No real reason except I fancied having stronger teas. Now I hardly have any milk in and didn't notice once that my takeout tea didn't have milk in when they accidentally forgot it one morning. It was only the fact that it wasn't cooling much that made me look inside the cup.

Flumpernickel Thu 31-Aug-17 14:49:19

Oatly barista... it is gorgeous, creamy, milky... perfect.

dangermouseisace Fri 01-Sep-17 18:38:34

I've been having soya milk for donkeys years but I find certain brands a bit bleurgh.

'Fresh' soya milk bought from the fridge is grim and too sweet. I always use long life as it tastes nicer

Sweetened is bearable- I used to prefer this but now prefer unsweetened. They've changed the Alpro unsweetened recipe recently and I don't like it now- it's too sweet...the organic one is fine though and supermarket own brands tend to be fine too.

TalkinBoutNuthin Fri 01-Sep-17 18:39:40

Keep drinking it without milk and you will get used to it black after awhile, and will prefer it that way.

satsumasunrise Fri 01-Sep-17 18:43:06

I've had the exact same problem and the best I've found is Tesco's everyday value UHT unsweetened soya milk.

thedevilinablackdress Sun 24-Sep-17 11:19:07

Late to the thread but had to post about Oatly Barista. Designed for hot drinks, best I've tried.

clairethewitch70 Sun 24-Sep-17 12:37:14

Provitamel Oat Drink - I tried loads and this works the best in tea and coffee. Can usually only find it in Asda in my area.

Whatslovegottodo Tue 26-Sep-17 11:09:42

Yes yes to Oatley barista. Currently being renamed to Oatley foamable. Amazing- perfect tea and coffee.

hungryradish Sun 22-Oct-17 20:03:00

Oat milk is also my favourite smile

DoingTheSwanThing Sun 22-Oct-17 20:04:11

Oatly barista - non-vegan guests don’t seem to have noticed

sweetkitty Sun 22-Oct-17 20:06:57

Tesco sweetened soya milk here actually prefer it to cows milk.

Ttbb Sun 22-Oct-17 20:07:19

I use either Bon soya or Oatly barista

Incitatus Mon 23-Oct-17 17:55:05

Plenish cashew milk is pretty good.

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