Milk Street Morning Blend
Milk Street Morning Blend
Milk Street Morning Blend
Milk Street Morning Blend
Milk Street Morning Blend

Milk Street Morning Blend


3 reviews

We proudly partnered with the esteemed team at Christopher Kimball's Milk Street to create what they consider to be the perfect teas — a robust British-style morning blend, a complex cure to the afternoon doldrums, and a soothing yet sophisticated caffeine-free spin on Indian spiced Chai. We are thrilled to be selling these exclusive blends for a limited time. 


A bold British-style blend guaranteed to get you up and at it in the morning. The hearty, deep-flavored black tea mixes malty Assam, brisk Ceylon, buttery Keemun and smoky Zheng Shan with a subtle touch of sweet vanilla.

Tasting Notes:

Malt, Tobacco, Vanilla

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Jeff D.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Poor quality and taste. Weak and not flavorful. Worst thing from Smith Tea that I have tried.

Mark N.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Not my cup of tea.

Unfortunately not crazy about this particular blend. Luckily I have a good friend who is also a looseleaf tea aficionado and so I have gifted it to her.

United States United States
I recommend this product

It's tasty. I add a bit of honey and a few splashes of coconut-almond creamer to soften the edges. One way I can describe it is that it tastes like a lighter, breezier, summer version of Smith's Zheng Shan No. 92. It's less the Lapsang Souchong of a cool rainy day, leather-bound book, pipe smoke-filled professor's office and more of an overcast morning at the breakfast table, waiting for the clouds to break. If teas have both masculine and feminine notes, this one leans towards the feminine, but just barely. Like I said, it's tasty.


Assam, Ceylon Dimbula, Keemun and Zheng Shan full leaf black teas and natural vanilla flavor.

Blend Numerology

No. 177 The street number for Milk Street HQ in Boston, MA.


For best flavor, bring spring or freshly drawn filtered water to a boil. Steep five minutes and enjoy.

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Indian Black Tea

Assam tea is the biggest, brightest, richest and most astringent tea made. It is the backbone to breakfast style teas of nearly all brand and quality although it is also used in many blends for body and top notes. Assam is less floral and has more bread or biscuit-like flavor than other origins, and is often described as malty or coppery.

Assam Region

The Assam region is located in Northeast India, and borders Bhutan and Bangladesh. At near sea level, this region produces teas that are full flavored, rich, and chewy with distinct characteristics of caramel and malt. The best teas from this region are plucked and processed in June and July, a harvest also known as the 2nd Flush.

Ceylon Dimbula

Sri Lankan Black Tea

The Dimbula region is directly opposite the Uva region in Sri Lanka. Dimbulas are often called “Westerns” in the tea trade. They have a reddish amber color in the cup, with a medium to full body, slightly fruity flavor and mineral notes. Ceylon Dimbulas are often used in medium bodied blends, Earl Grey formulas and other flavored teas. The best Dimbula teas are produced from December to February.

Central Province

The Central Province, true to its name, is located in the heart of Sri Lanka. It is said that in its capital city of Kandy, the tooth of the Buddha resides in a temple, which alone makes this place worth visiting. Here at Smith, just as holy, are the many breathtaking high elevation tea gardens that make a significant contribution to the total output of high grade Sri Lankan teas, which we look to buy between the months of December to February.