Milk came before water

Well, technically that’s not true… unless we’re talking about the order in which both were added into a cup of tea.

See, while most people today would argue that hot water should be added before milk, this was not always the case. In the early days of tea-drinking it was standard to add milk before water. Why have things changed? Well, it has to do with the quality of cups. The earlier, poor-quality cups were more susceptible to cracking during sudden temperature changes. Adding milk to cups before hot water would slow down temperature changes and prevent cracking.

When finer, stronger cups entered the market, adding milk first was no longer necessary, and adding milk last became a way of showing that one had the finest China.
What do you add first, Milk or Water? Let us know in the comments below.

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