Milton’s Afternoon Tea
Milton is a scientist in the town of Woodbury, who performs experiments on zombies. In the beginning of Season 3 there is an emphasis of Milton’s tea, and at one point the Governor even says they need Milton around “for his tea.” It’s a nice little getaway from an otherwise stressful zombie world.
This is a very British recipe for tea and has more steps that I personally care for, but it did turn out really well.
Before the water is even boiled, the teapot is filled with hot tap water and wrapped in a tea towel to keep warm. THEN the water is boiled. While the water boils, milk is heated over the stove.
The hot water is poured out, the loose tea leaves are added, and the pot is filled with the boiling water, covered with a tea towel, and left to steep for 5 minutes. Meanwhile the milk is poured into a creamer (I didn’t have one, so I put it in a small bowl with a spoon for serving) and the sugar cubes are put into a small bowl.
Once you’re ready to pour, the tea is poured out with a strainer in between and served with milk and sugar, for everyone to add on their own to taste.
Black tea is not my favorite, but this is still very good. Normally I’m more of an herbal tea person, though my husband loves black tea.
I first tried with just one cube of sugar and a splash of milk (I don’t usually add milk to my tea), and then added a second cube of sugar to sweeten it a bit more which brought it from an 8/10 to a 9/10.
Nothing too tough about this one, but make sure you keep an eye on the milk so it doesn’t burn or curdle.
You’ll need loose-leaf black tea, milk, and sugar cubes. And water of course!