Maibe this article can help you: https://gramaticalimbiiromane.ro/morfologia/parti-vorbire-flexibile/articolul/articolul-hotarat/
I am not sure. But I think the statement means literally I do not have THE milk nor THE tea, as opposed to I have got no milk nor tea. Hopefully someone that knows better will clarify this for all of us. It is fascinating to learn all this, isn't it?