Milk tea is a traditional drink of the British and Kazakhs. The British call it white tea and will never question its value. For Kazakhs, this is generally a national drink that warms you up on cold winter days and quenches your thirst in the summer heat.
They say that in Europe it was the English aristocrats who invented drinking tea with milk. But the reason was not the taste of the drink, but the desire to keep intact the thinnest, insanely expensive porcelain, which could crack from boiling water. Therefore, milk was first poured into the cup, and only then hot tea. Gradually, the nobility began to imitate the common people - this is how the tradition of drinking tea with milk was born. Statistical figures show that today more than 80 percent of the British continue to support it.
However, it was the English scientists who were the first to talk about the dangers of tea with milk. In their opinion, milk reduces the beneficial properties of tea by 30–35 percent. True, we are talking about skim milk. As it turned out, there is a minimum of harm from fatty milk. It is no coincidence that in Russia most of all people like to drink tea with cream, and natural. Recently widespread vegetable-based cream is more harmful than non-fat cream.
Through deeper research, the British have debunked the myth that milk tea helps fight cancer. According to them, in fact, mixing tea with milk, on the contrary, promotes the formation of harmful substances that negatively affect human well-being, and often provoke dangerous diseases.
German doctors said their weighty word. They also conducted research on sixteen volunteers who drank tea with different types of milk. The results showed that regardless of which milk the participants used, everyone had a digestive disorder. According to German doctors, regular consumption of tea with milk provokes the formation of kidney stones.
German scientists have found their disadvantages in drinking tea with fat milk. They found that at the moment when tea with milk enters the body, fats from milk are absorbed into the walls of the stomach an order of magnitude faster than if you just drink milk. Experts explain this by the fact that in hot tea, fats from milk dissolve an order of magnitude faster. Another disadvantage is that tea with good milk is a very high-calorie pleasure. And if you drink it with sweets, cookies, homemade cakes, then extra pounds will become your constant companion.
At the Charité Clinical Center in Berlin, a study was conducted in which blood pressure was measured in volunteers who regularly drink tea with and without milk. Milk tea drinkers gave the worst results.
Doctors say the milk in tea interferes with its ability to lower blood pressure. In their opinion, a mixture of tea with milk makes the walls of blood vessels less elastic. If you drink it immensely, the body's metabolism can slow down, to which it will react with a headache, weakness, urolithiasis. On the basis of research, physicians have developed recommendations: in no case should hypertensive patients drink black tea with milk, and hypotensive patients should not drink green tea with milk.
Despite all that has been said, scientists are still very careful to recommend avoiding milk tea. Firstly, because all the research done is not enough to draw specific conclusions with scientific justification. For example, an experiment with sixteen volunteers cannot serve as solid scientific evidence - there are too few subjects and the duration of the experiment is negligible. Secondly, tea with milk has many advantages, including a beneficial effect on the microflora of the stomach; help in recuperating after an illness - tea with milk increases the tone, and dairy animal fats and proteins replace the rehabilitation course. A weak hour with a lot of milk helps the mother a lot during the period of feeding the baby: the mother's milk becomes more, and its fat content, and therefore satiety for the baby, increases many times over.