Secrets to make the silky HK style milk tea

Unlike coffee, different regions and countries in the world have their own unique way to make tea.  HK style milk tea is the directly translated English name from Chinese “Kong sik naai cha”, it’s a lot darker than usual black tea and much richer than any other tea with milk.

What’s the secret to make your HK style milk tea smooth as silk?

Hong Kong style milk tea is definitely one of the most important cultural heritage of Hong Kong, each cha chan teng has their own very special blend of tea leaves to make. Therefore there isn’t one specific or authentic recipe to make the HK style milk tea, because each cha chan teng preserves their own very special taste and fragrance to this tea, just like different coffee houses have their own secret blend.

Check out my video below on tips about how to make your own silky smooth HK style milk tea using moka pot.

Use moka pot can ensure water temperature is hot enough, and be sure to also use the special loose tea leaves or the Lipton loose tea leaves to achieve the strong taste of the tea.

Judging a good cup of HK style milk tea base on two criteria: fragrance and silkiness. Fragrance can be achieved by having the right water temperature and using the right tea leaves, but to achieve the silkiness of it, make sure to first pour the evaporated milk and sugar into the cup, about 1/4 to 1/3 full, before you pour the tea in.

Creamer or homo milk wouldn’t do the trick, so if you want the real silkiness of the HK milk tea, don’t try to skip the fat!

A 3 cup espresso moka pot can make you a cup of HK style milk tea.

港式奶茶絕對是非常重要的香港文化遺產代表,每一間茶餐廳所沖的奶茶都是利用獨門調配的茶葉,到現在還沒有一個特定的港式奶茶做法,就如不同咖啡店調配自己獨特的咖啡豆一樣。其實要喝一杯香滑奶茶其實還可以試試自己做,利用moka pot煲茶,這樣既可以確保水溫夠而且茶香濃,而且並要選擇用特別的loose tea leaves或者Lipton loose tea leaves才能夠做得到香濃效果。

可以參考視頻有關如何利用moka pot自製香滑港式奶茶:


利用一個3杯espresso的小號moka pot可以煮一杯港式奶茶。


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