zippykona - Member
Tea IS better with milk in first.
I have converted many people. Milk last gives you a horrible scum on top.
Disagree all you like but I am right
red rag to a bull that. Milk first dates back to the days when tea was often taken in cups made of very fine bone china (well by the upper classes anyway). The heat of the freshly boiled tea was sometimes sufficient to cause the cups to crack. So some bright spark came up with the idea of putting the milk in first in order to cool the tea, thereby reducing the risk of crackage and tea pouring all over Miss Havisham's new dress.
Has nought to do with taste and never has. That said, I'm a milk in after man, only because - as pointed out above - the strength of the tea dictates the amount of milk required.
With regard to the OP, as long as it's a freshly baked scone, with lots of good strawberry jam and nice clotted cream, then the order in which it is applied is irrelevant. It'll still taste great