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A lovely sample from Nature’s Tea Leaf!

I’m a huge fan of Hong Kong milk tea, so I was interested to see how that would translate into a normal tea that doesn’t need anything mixed in. Amazingly, it’s very spot-on! The black leaves (amusingly mislabeled as “red” on my sample packet. No, I know black when I see it) smell very strongly of condensed milk, hitting your nose as soon as you open the packet. When you pour the water, you can see the milk seep out from the leaves. The brewed smell is quite a bit softer than the leaf smell, but both the tea and milk scents are there. The flavor is one of the smoothest I’ve ever tasted, with the milk and sugar flavors right there in the tea! I suppose you could add extra milk and sugar, but wouldn’t that ruin the point?

I do imagine I’ll be buying the full size in the future. I highly recommend this tea to people who love a good milk tea!

Kasumi no Chajin

the Chinese use “red” to refer the same tea to what the British know as “black” (black for color of leaf, red for color of the brewed tea liquor)so could that be the mistake on the label?

Crocuta

I never thought about that, but that just might be it!

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Kasumi no Chajin

the Chinese use “red” to refer the same tea to what the British know as “black” (black for color of leaf, red for color of the brewed tea liquor)so could that be the mistake on the label?

Crocuta

I never thought about that, but that just might be it!

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