Hey there Teacups! I’m back today with another Let’s Talk Tea post and this time around I’m going to be reviewing The Milana Tea Company’s – Milana Breakfast Bold blend. This tea was kindly sent to me along with two other blends to review of this series. If you’ve been reading my blog since at least last year you’ll know that I loved the first blend that I tried from The Milana Company so I went into this tasting session with very high expectations. Breakfast blends are what I tend to reach for first thing in the morning so I was expected to see if they blend would stand up to my told time favourites and be strong enough for me to kick start everyday with.Here’s what The Milana Company have to say about this blend over on their website: ”The Milana Breakfast Bold blend is our take on the most classical of all classical teas, designed from the finest black tea leaves for an uplifting experience. Organic robust Assam tea is a rare treasure among the black teas of India, where organic is still a novelty. Blending it with a Ceylon gem makes it a well-balanced full-bodied brew for an invigorating morning. Energise your body and mind and stimulate your senses with this bold blend. Comes in a resealable pouch, convenient for everyday use and travel.”
Ingredients: Assam Black Tea and Ceylon Black Tea.
Tea Tasting Notes
Having loved the previous two blends I was very kindly sent by The Milana Co I was excited to see how this pure unflavoured blend of two black teas would compare. As you can imagine I’ve tried a lot of breakfast blends over my years writing this blog so this blend really was going to have to wow me to replace any of my current favourites. Luckily it did just that and honestly I think I know exactly why this time around. I think it was down to the use of both Assam is and Ceylon.
The Assam is full-bodied and provided the Robust, Bold, Malty notes that I’m used to in a English Breakfast blend and the Ceylon lively and bright with and ever so slight citrus note which I am much more used to tasting in afternoon black tea blends. The two paired together made for a fantastic cup of tea to drink. It the perfect Breakfast/Afternoon Tea hybrid and I’m a huge fan.
Normally with a breakfast blend I would recommend adding milk and a little honey but neither are needed when it comes to this blend it’s absolutely delicious as is and I would add a single thing to it. Having tried it with milk I can tell you that a lot of the subtler notes of the Ceylon are lost and you don’t get that citrus like note at the end of each mouthful, which is one of the best things about this blend. Ceylon, I have found, just doesn’t stand its ground against milk no matter if its on its own or in a blend like this. You really won’t be drinking this blend at its best if you add anything to it.
Yes like any breakfast blend this does have a heavy mouthfeel and it can be just a little bit drying but honestly neither of those things effected my enjoyment of this tea and it’s an absolute delight to drink. This will definitely be my morning tea until the bag I have runs out and I’m really looking forward to enjoying it in the mornings especially when I’m feeling to have breakfast along side it because something tells me with would be great alongside toast or crumpets.
Overall Teacup Rating: 5/5
If you want to find out more about The Milana Tea Company and purchase some of this tea for yourself, you can do both here. As always if you have any questions at all either stick them in the comments or send them to me on Twitter/Instagram @teaisawishblog and I’ll answer them all as soon as I can.
Speak to you all again soon. Happy Steeping – Kimberley
*The Tea featured in this post was gifted to me for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own and have not been paid for.*