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Oh what a day! I had so many errands to run today and it is freezing outside (well, freezing from a Southerner’s point of view!) I arrived home, weary and chilled, to find a package from Nature’s Tea Leaf waiting for me – oh joy! I instantly decided that this Milk Black Tea would be the perfect cup of comfort to pick me up. The dry leaves smell interesting, but not in a bad way. The aroma reminds me exactly of powdered milk. I love a cup of strong black tea with a little milk and sugar, so this tea definitely appealed to me. The tea leaves are basic, small black leaves but during steeping they really expanded and filled up my little tea pot – very pretty! The tea liquor smells more sweet than the dry leaves. The flavor is very nice with a fresh milk flavor. It’s a little creamy, and the creaminess increases if you add a little milk. I added sweetener and then a little milk, which was perfect for a cold day. I think it would also be nice as a breakfast tea in the summer with just sweetener. All around a very comforting cup!

-Standard small black tea leaves.
-Dry leaves smell strongly of rich milk. Tea liquor aroma is of sweet warm milk.
-Tea liquor is a clear medium brown color.
-Sweet, fresh milk flavor with an evaporated milk finish. Slightly creamy mouthfeel.
-Best with milk and sweetener or just sweetener.
-Very good tea. Fresh and comforting cup.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec
ashmanra

I’m with you, Josie! This is cold for our Southern bones. I have had a big pot of tea going all day on the warmer and I just threw another log on the fire. I am a bit ashamed to admit that we are shivering even though the furnace has been set to 70F all day, higher than we normally keep it. It feels as though the cold outside is still creeping in…

Josie Jade

Oh my gosh, I am so glad to find someone who can relate, you sweet Southern lady! When I complained to my Aunt in Pennsylvania she just laughed at me. And they’re calling for more snow on Friday. One snow is enough – where is our beloved 70 degree sunshine!? Our heat is on 74 and it is still so darn cold in the house. I’m refusing to move from my nest of blankets on the couch (yes, even to make more tea) until my fiancee comes home and starts the fireplace. Here’s hoping that he doesn’t get stuck at work late tonight : )

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ashmanra

I’m with you, Josie! This is cold for our Southern bones. I have had a big pot of tea going all day on the warmer and I just threw another log on the fire. I am a bit ashamed to admit that we are shivering even though the furnace has been set to 70F all day, higher than we normally keep it. It feels as though the cold outside is still creeping in…

Josie Jade

Oh my gosh, I am so glad to find someone who can relate, you sweet Southern lady! When I complained to my Aunt in Pennsylvania she just laughed at me. And they’re calling for more snow on Friday. One snow is enough – where is our beloved 70 degree sunshine!? Our heat is on 74 and it is still so darn cold in the house. I’m refusing to move from my nest of blankets on the couch (yes, even to make more tea) until my fiancee comes home and starts the fireplace. Here’s hoping that he doesn’t get stuck at work late tonight : )

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Just a Southern girl who loves sunshine, little dogs and all things tea!

I love animals and animal rescue. We have a rescued Chihuahua, Greyhound, Siamese and 2 Tabbies. We also foster kittens for the local humane society.

My favorite teas are sweet and malty black teas but I try to branch out and taste them all. :)

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