My mom likes her tea steeped only briefly so it doesn't become, in her words, "heart rocking." She puts her milk in slowly pouring it over a spoon without stirring so the milk suspends in the tea liquor at different densities from top to bottom. Then she sips it using a straw. As a matter of fact, she carries a supply of straws in her purse just for this purpose. A little neurotic you might say. Just imagine watching her explain how she wants it to a waiter.
One of my sisters takes her tea at Starbucks in her own quirky way. She has it steeped in hot steamed milk from the latte machine. She's had quite a few...uh...discussions with the staff when trying to put in that order, but as an attorney she's used to getting her way.
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