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#1 Old 07-12-2015, 07:05 AM
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Soya curdling in tea

Does anyone have any tips on keeping soy milk from curdling in hot tea? I just threw out a cup because the little white flakes were freaking me out. (I know that's ridiculous!)
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I think I've heard the answer to this before. You either heat up the soymilk before pouring it in the tea (maybe in your microwave), or you let the tea cool a bit first. I think it's the extreme of cold soymilk going into hot tea that causes the curdling... but I could be wrong.
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I think I've heard the answer to this before. You either heat up the soymilk before pouring it in the tea (maybe in your microwave), or you let the tea cool a bit first. I think it's the extreme of cold soymilk going into hot tea that causes the curdling... but I could be wrong.
Thanks, I'll try that!
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I've heard that slowly adding the hot tea TO the soy milk will prevent that. It's the same idea as making custards (with egg- slowly increase the temp before it cooks)

I'd like to know if I could add soy milk or almond to hibiscus tea. I think that curdles because it's acidic, but it's really good
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Why do you put soy milk in your tea ?


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Bon appétit !
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Why do you put soy milk in your tea ?
Because I like milk in my tea. It's not uncommon.
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It's definitely the hot cold thing - it happens with coffee as well. Let the tea cool little by giving it a good stir as you pour the soy milk in. Also I find soy milk does this much more frequently than let's say almond milk.

Not sure if it's got something to do with the fat / protein content of soy milk.
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Import update: This morning, I let my tea cool for a bit longer and then slowly poured the tea into the soya milk-- and no curdling! Thanks, guys!
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