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Flea crisis averted! The foster kittens have the instant acting flea medicine on and are happily out of the bathroom roaming around again. Our cats have flea medicine on just in case. And there is table salt sprinkled on the upstairs carpets just in case of any rogue fleas (they eat the salt and die – works like a charm and no chemicals!) Feeling much calmer this afternoon, and even was able to go to the pool with my mom for a quick swim!

This is my last new Harneys tea to try from my recent order. I thought about getting the Scottish Breakfast, because I like breakfast teas. But this one is supposed to be more mellow, and I already have a tin of another company’s Scottish Breakfast. WOW is this strong! The dry leaves smell just lightly malty, and the tea smells super sweet and malty, so I wasn’t quite ready for that first strong sip. I steeped this for 5 minutes according to the instructions, but I think I would bump it back to 4 minutes to hopefully avoid any bitterness. The flavor is smooth with a robust finish. The aftertaste is lightly bitter. Not horribly, though, and milk and sweetener does tone down the bitterness. Overall I like this blend! Even though this is an ‘afternoon’ tea I think it would be perfect in the morning to wake up instantly with the first sip (yes, it’s that strong!).

-Dry blend has small brown granules of tea leaves with tiny pieces of green tea leaves.
-Dry leaves smell faintly malty. Tea liquor aroma is sweet and malty.
-Tea liquor is a clear very dark reddish brown color.
-Smooth flavor with a robust finish. Lightly bitter aftertaste.
-Best with milk and sweetener.
-Very good tea. A robust cup with a slightly sweet and malty flavor.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
gmathis

Never heard of the salt trick before—cool!

Veronica

Every time I order from Harney and Sons I put this tea in my cart but end up taking it out in an attempt to keep my tea purchase craziness in check. Next time this’ll be staying in my basket!

I’m glad your foster kittens and the rest of your furry friends are ok. Fleas are the worst.

Josie Jade

You should order it, Veronica! I think I prefer my other Scottish Breakfast blend by Edinburgh Coffee & Tea, but this is a nice change for a morning when I really need something strong! :)

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gmathis

Never heard of the salt trick before—cool!

Veronica

Every time I order from Harney and Sons I put this tea in my cart but end up taking it out in an attempt to keep my tea purchase craziness in check. Next time this’ll be staying in my basket!

I’m glad your foster kittens and the rest of your furry friends are ok. Fleas are the worst.

Josie Jade

You should order it, Veronica! I think I prefer my other Scottish Breakfast blend by Edinburgh Coffee & Tea, but this is a nice change for a morning when I really need something strong! :)

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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. :)

“Come, let us have some tea and continue to talk about happy things.”

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