One of the most frequently asked questions we receive is: 'Should I add milk to Skinny Tea?'
Our short answer is: 'No' though keep on reading to discover why we don't think you should!
By far the single biggest reason why we suggest not adding milk to our Skinny Tea is that several recent scientific studies have shown that adding milk will block many of the health gains found in tea (and so will also reduce its weight loss power).
Without focusing too much on the science of these reports milk proteins, called caseins, reduce the concentration of the healthy antioxidants, especially Epigallocatechin gallate in tea. Our slimming tea is packed with huge concentrations of these antioxidants and you want to drink as many of these as you can.
While casein protein is important for weight loss and building lean muscle mass, it's better when this is consumed separately from Skinny Tea.
Another reason why you don't want to add milk is that it changes the flavour of the tea (and we think they taste quite fantastic as they are)!
It took us several years to develop our unique and exclusive flavours before we launched. We searched the world for the best tasting, organic, and naturally scented teas which we could blend with our powerful weight loss teas and the highest grade of Uji Matcha Green Tea to create Skinny Tea.
We only use the finest teas which have been hand picked during the spring and summer harvests. This is when the leaves are at their youngest, tenderest and sweetest, and contain the highest concentrations of Antioxidants, Polyphenols and Gamma-Aminobutyric acid.
Unlike regular tea, our tea is naturally sweet and doesn't need to be softened with the addition of milk. (Milk was originally added as when tea first began arriving in the UK it had spent months at sea, exposed to salt water, and was far more bitter and harsh!)
One final reason for not adding milk is calories! Sure, especially if you're using skimmed or semi-skimmed milk, the number of calories milk adds isn't that high - around 15-30 - however, that could also be a square (or two if I'm pushing it) of chocolate! Quite honestly, if I'm treating myself, I'm always going to go for a square (or two) of chocolate over a splash of milk any day!