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Why do British put milk in tea?

Why do British put milk in tea?

The Brits' habit of putting milk in tea extends all the way back to the 18th century, from the time when tea was brewed in pots. Pour milk into the cup first, then add the tea. The cold milk cooled down the tea enough to keep the china from breaking, and well, the reduced bitterness was just an added benefit!