Here's a question posed yesterday by one of Sister's readers which may be helpful to you in understanding that your vegetarian or vegan journey is an individual, creative, and life-discovering journey of opportunities as I indicated in Sister Vegetarian's 31 Days of Drama-Free Living:
Question from Reader per 7/30/11 post "A Proper Cup Of Tea British Style: All homemade- Vegan British-Style Scones and Strawberry Preserves; Vegan Cucumber Sandwiches; Loose Leaf Tea"
Sister Vegetarian's Answer:
There are no rules to drinking tea or coffee. I just prefer my tea and coffee normally plain (without sugar or dairy/non-dairy milk). I do add almond, soy, or other non-dairy milk to my chai, chamomile, or other types of dessert type teas; or, if the mood fits, I will add sugar and a non-dairy milk to black or green tea. There are no rules, or vegetarian/vegan police in my book...enjoy your vegetarian or vegan life...eat and drink how you like. Life is good :)
~ Donna "Sister Vegetarian"