We Tried Out 6 Dairy-Free Milks with Black Tea, And Here's What We Discovered...
We were recently asked by a customer which dairy-free milk paired best with our Cookie BRW on flavour and creaminess, so we decided to test it out with 6 dairy alternatives; Coconut, Almond, Cashew, Soya, Oat and Rice drinks. Our taste testers, Laura and Jules, scored each cuppa out of 5, with their scores added to give a total out of 10. Read on for the results!
Laura: an above average 3 out of 5 (reminded her of a Bounty!)
Jules: 2 out of 5
Remarks: Both agreed this cuppa was quite 'watery' and not creamy at all.
2. Almond milk:
Laura: 4.5 out of 5
Jules: 4 out of 5
Remarks: A Hug in a Mug!
3. Cashew Milk
Laura: 2 out of 5
Jules: 1 out of 5
Remarks: We had big hopes for this as we'd heard it had a milder flavour than it's nutty counterparts whilst adding a creaminess, but we were disappointed! Our thoughts - bland! We're not getting out of bed for this!
4. Soya Milk
Laura: 4.8 out of 5
Jules: 5 out of 5
Remarks: With neither of us being fans of Soya milk, we were both surprised by this one! This cuppa was creamy and comforting, and the most-tea like! A definite winner for anyone wanting a 'milky' BRW!
5. Oat Milk
Laura: 4.6 out of 5
Jules: 3 out of 5
Remarks: This cuppa was slightly sweet, but not offensive! Laura rated it quite closely behind Soya, whereas Jules found it only slightly above average.
6. Rice Milk
Laura: 1 out of 5
Jules: 1 out of 5
Remarks: This was horribly sweet with a strange aftertaste. Both of us agreed we would never tarnish our precious tea (or tastebuds) with this horrendous tasting cuppa again! Just no!
So there you have it! The old faithful Soya drink came out on top. We'd definitely recommend it if you're looking to add a dairy-free milk to your Cookie BRW. It works for *nut-allergy sufferers too so everyone's a winner!
What are your thoughts? Have you tried any of these dairy alternatives with your morning cuppa and agree? Or do you prefer something else entirely? We'd love to hear from you!
*your allergist may advise you differently depending on your individual test results and family medical history. If you suffer from allergies please always consult a professional before trying something new.