So what is the best dairy-free milk?
So many dairy-free milk alternatives are out there now; Pea, Oat, Soya, Cashew, and so on! When picking plant-based milk, you need to decide on the type of milk. Then also consider variables such as fresh vs ambient and sweetened vs unsweetened! If you’re new to using milk alternatives, knowing which to go for can be difficult. So we took it upon ourselves to put ten dairy-free milks to the test!
As a nation of tea lovers, we figured we would see which dairy-free milks work best in a good old English brew! So we rounded up our office tea drinkers (ensuring we had a good mix of cow’s milk drinkers and dairy-free ones, including Kirsty).
The taste testers weren’t told which milks they were testing in their cups of tea; each milk was scored out of 5. Based on the appearance, smell, taste, texture and aftertaste. We had several criteria we looked for in a milk alternative; Was it creamy enough? Did it have a good level of sweetness? Did it overpower the tea flavour? And lastly, did it leave a bad aftertaste?… Not too much to ask is it?!
So… the results are in, and below are the top 3 dairy-free kinds of milk to enjoy in a cup of tea: