What does Tea and Milk stand for?

We stand for quality ingredients in every cup of tea that we brew for our customers. We don't use powders, juice concentrate, artificial sugar, high fructose corn syrup and food coloring.

What brewing techniques have you used?

We've used our advanced brewing technology which is brewed at point of sale, cold brew, phin filter brew, french press brew, slow drip and good old pot brew.

What made you get into this business?

Our passion for bubble tea and we really wanted to open one up but after research and some behind the counter work, it was less than okay to make bubble tea the way large suppliers want it done. So we decided to brew tea like how our parents, their parents and their parents' parents brewed tea, traditional. Therefore our business model is different from bubble tea and a normal tea shop because there's no category for it just yet. We are one of a kind type of concept tea shop because no one else does what we do specifically. 

Were the struggles worth it?

It is definitely worth it because it's the experience that we learn from. There's always struggle no matter what you do but how to go about the struggle is what makes the experience that much more exciting. 

Since it's 3 guys with career jobs during the day, who is looking after the shop?

Wilson is looking after the shop, he took the biggest hit out of all three of us.

What is the difference between Tea and Milk and other tea or bubble tea shops?

We take You, the customers as our number one priority and provide something that taste good and is better for you.

Are there vegan options?

Our teas are all vegan as long as you do not put any type of dairy milk (soy and almond is available)

Are you gluten free?

 

  1. We are gluten free except for the genmai rooibos tea because that has roasted rice in it.

What are bubbles?

Bubbles are tapioca in which is from the most interesting plant in the world according to BIll Gates (http://www.gatesnotes.com/Development/The-Worlds-Most-Interesting-Vegetable) casava root. Take a look at this video to check out what bubbles are - (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zccNQPH7Xe0) from the Fung Bros on youtube - they actually came by and visited us during their visit to NY!

What is grass jelly?

 

It's a herbal jelly that has cooling properties so during the summer - wikipedia states: Grass jelly is made by boiling the aged and slightly oxidized stalks and leaves of Platostoma palustre  which is part of the mint family and that's why it has cooling properties!

What is grass jelly?

 

It's a herbal jelly that has cooling properties so during the summer - wikipedia states: Grass jelly is made by boiling the aged and slightly oxidized stalks and leaves of Platostoma palustre  which is part of the mint family and that's why it has cooling properties!

How does your menu work?

 

We have quite the menu - Vintage, coffee and the red bush of Africa can be customized by adding milk, controlling sweetness levels, and adding toppings on to the teas and coffee. For our prime menu, you can only control the sweetness level and toppings because these are the teas that we came up with.

How sweet is your normal sweetness?

 

Not overwhelmingly sweet at all, we think it's just the perfect amount. Our simple syrup is diluted so we can control how sweet your teas are.

What is in your milk cream top?

 

That's what we used to call our signature milk cream which is a homemade cream (dairy products only) stays on top of the tea and once sealed, you can shake it so the milk cream and tea goes together and becomes our signature milk tea.

Will you be expanding soon?

 

That's confidential but we take our roots seriously.