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We had previously mentioned that we only found two places to get a decent cup of tea in Malaga. This spot was our favorite. The teas that we sampled were both steeped in milk rather than just water. I am used to the addition of milk to strong black teas (you can still taste the flavor of it), but even Alex's mint tea was made with milk. It was amazing! Although, it's likely that's I'm partial to the milk + tea thing because of the whole British colonial-ness of my parents - I was raised on the stuff and haven't really ever been able to appreciate the more delicate Chinese teas.
I've attempted to recreate the mint concoction a few times since then and can't seem to get the ratios just right. Perhaps one day I will become a full-time tea connoisseur and I'll be able to make sure to match those custom boiling temperatures with specific teas in order to ensure a smooth infusion process every time. I clearly have my priorities straight in life.