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Taylors Of Harrogate Yorkshire Gold Tea
Member Name: jo@145
Taylors Of Harrogate Yorkshire Gold Tea
Advantages: Great tasting tea
Disadvantages: Not the cheapest available
A nice cup of tea! The Brits really like their tea, but strangely enough there are 4 more nations that drink more tea per capita than us!
I gave up drinking ordinary tea a few years ago when I went onto decaffeinated coffee and fruit infusions but recently I have been having a few cups of tea and it hasn't made a lot of difference health wise, but which tea should I buy? The choice is vast and I have been sampling different cuppas. As we live in Scotland, it made sense to buy a Scottish blend, but as I am married to a Yorkshire man he suggested I try a box of Yorkshire Gold teabags.
I was slightly concerned about taste as Scottish water is really soft and this tea is called Yorkshire whose water is quite different.
Made by Taylors of Harrogate, who also make coffee which I have tried, I gave in and bought a box as they have been tea merchants since 1886, so I guessed they knew how to blend tea by now.
The tea bags are made in pairs and separate easily, when flat the square looks reasonably full of tea, but when held up the tea only fills a third of the square bag.
On the box is some information to read whilst the kettle is boiling and I discovered a few interesting facts. Taylors say it worth paying a little extra for their luxury blend which combines the smooth malty flavour of top quality Assam teas with the fresh lively character of peak season teas from the highlands of east Africa. Rwandan tea is a vital part of this blend and they work with the farmers there to grow tea just for them. Taylors also care about trees and with help from everyone they have planted over 3 million trees around the world. They also have a rainforest project and are trying to save an area the same size as Yorkshire. With every box of tea sold they pledge to save a tree.
Well the kettle boiled and I warmed the pot whilst busy reading the facts, tipped out the water and popped in a tea bag and added some water. By the time I had got out mugs and put the milk in the tea was ready to pour. It smelled like most teas and was a lovely dark golden colour. I'm a bit fussy about tea, I hate it too weak and milky - what I call "Baby tea" but equally can't stomach strong stewed tea. Yorkshire gold was just right for me and was delicious and refreshing. Hubby who normally drinks coffee all the time thought as he persuaded me to try Yorkshire tea he'd better sample it and was pleasantly surprised, so has a had a few cups since then.
Normally when he is drinking coffee I just make "Tinkers tea" when I pop the tea bag in the cup and add the boiling water, I then fish out the tea bag and add milk. It is quite strong this way so I have to take the bag out quickly, and two cups could easily be made this way.
I have tried cheaper teas but they don't have as good a flavour as this blend. I have discovered I do like a cup of tea in the afternoon and it helps pick me up when I feel I'm flagging.
If I use the teapot and any tea is left it is good to use to make a Tea loaf, by pouring over the fruit and sugar and adding egg and flour later, or leave it to cool and water your house plants - they thrive on a cup of tea!
The box is quite easy to spot on the supermarket shelves as it is gold and pictures of rural Yorkshire, with the name Yorkshire Gold. Available in boxes of 40, 80, 160 and 240. Yorkshire Gold tea won the Two Gold star award for great flavour in 2009. My box cost £2.74 for 80 bags, which is just over 3 pence a bag and as you can get at least 2 mugs of tea from one bag, I think it is a bargain. The shelf life is good too, my box has a Best before date of December 2011.
Taylors, your Yorkshire Gold makes a cup of liquid gold that revives me. Thank you.
Summary: Blend of tea suitable for all places
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