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Did you know they grew tea in Yorkshire? No, me neither. I know they have cute, friendly, clever girls called Caroline and noisy men called Geoffrey but I don’t recall the Dales above Bradford ever been covered in rich green tea fields with impoverished locals picking the leaves under the blazing sun with large bales packed full of the nations favorite drink on their bent double backs. Actually, Bradford’s favorite drink is ‘Stella’ and the green crop is most likely to be marijuana in these parts. Even Geoffrey Boycott will admit the great county of Yorkshire can’t grow tea!
Yorkshire Tea is a story of empire and marketing but mostly marketing. The tea, of course, is clearly grown in South East Asia and most of the profits sent to Yorkshire. Yorkshire Tea is a brand sold by Taylors of Harrogate, who simply buy the tea on the international market from Assam, Sri Lanka and Kenya and claim ifs from Yorkshire. It’s the same with the Super Dry clothing brand. The company is not based in Tokyo to cloth ober call Japanese but based in a grotty industrial estate in Huddersfield. Nope, people in Japan have never heard of it. Not so cool now guys!
As for the tea itself it’s priced around the same as the big brands of PG, Tetley and Typhoo and comes in all manner of shaped Teabags and packages. I buy the hardwater brand for around £1.50 for 80 bags with loose leaf packers around £2.50, if you prefer the pot. It’s not sold in many stores though and obviously most likely to be sold in hard water areas.
Like beer and lager, if you covered up the brands on the packets and tins you would probably not be bale to distinguish between them in a taste test. That, in essence, is what marketing is all about. Stick a label on it and people will believe it’s different. Yorkshire Tea, rather bizarrely, has appeared in Friends and Homeland, it’s branded that cleverly. Now that’s product placement! I’m pretty sure you and I couldn’t tell you the difference between the major tea brands if we were blindfolded. All I know is I like most of them accept decaffeinated tea, which makes my eyebrow twitch for some reason.
For some reason parts of Northamptonshire are hard water areas and so to save our kettle we buy this brand of Yorkshire Tea, hoping to cut down on buying new cheap plastic kettles every bloody week! Hard water is water that has high mineral content and is formed when water percolates through deposits of calcium and magnesium-containing minerals such as limestone, chalk and dolomite. It’s not harmful for you but causes all that limescale in your kettles that forms on the filaments you have to scrape off. If you have a big factory in a hard water area you can only imagine the hassle going on in water boilers and machines.
Now I love my tea and can’t start the day without a decent brew. It’s especially nice after a good Sunday fry up. I will have five or six cups a day at work and play and like it hot and not too milky. I don’t stir the bag for more than two minutes. Now, coming back to hard water and marketing the idea here is, according to the blurb, the tea is blended to suit your local tap water. That I don’t believe. I can’t see how it can stop detritus hard water flakes getting in your cup or changing the flavor of the water, which it also claims to do. I suspect its more marketing trickery to make you believe paying that little bit more than the regular Yorkshire Tea brand will give you better tea. If that is the case then why haven’t any other tea companies deployed this idea?
Yorkshire tea has a mild to medium tang and you don’t want to be drinking it after it’s cooled. The taste of cold tea tastes like, well, cold tea. I like my tea hot, as I said, and Yorkshire tea is good when it’s hot. The teabags are 80 or 160 to a box and traditional square shaped and a box design expressing providence and tradition. I have no idea what’s going on with those pyramid bags PG Tips bought out. I like them square and functional. Take note tea companies.
I am an avid tea drinker, I drink it morning til night and Yorkshire Tea by Taylors of Harrogate is definitely my favourite of all the brands.
However I do prefer the regular Yorkshire Tea blend to the Gold version. I find this one a bit too strong for my personal taste. Despite this, I would still rank it above other brands such as PG Tips, Tetleys and Twinings as it has a pleasant, refreshing taste.
The next issue is the price, they are quite steep for teabags, I would recommend stocking up when they are on offer.
I love my tea and for me there is no better brand of tea than Yorkshire. I think Yorkshire Tea offers a very distinctive flavour and is generally stronger and better tasting than others on the market. The brand offers a variety of tea from the normal Yorkshire tea to the Yorkshire gold and hard water variety. The brand is well known and available across all of the supermarkets as well as some of the low cost shops like home bargains, B&M''s again generally at a reduced cost. A novel concept of the Yorkshire brand is the merchandise in the form of tea pots, toast racks which is a nice touch. Also Yorkshire Tea do a range of cakes from the brand. I can''t give an opinion on these as I haven''t tried them as yet. In more recent years the price of tea has significantly increased, in the current financial climate we all have to shop around for the best deals, buying tea bags is no different. Despite Yorkshire tea being a premium brand there is always offers out there offering either a reduced price or extra quantity in the box. Stock up on the offers because it will never go out of date. To summurise Yorkshire tea is a world wise premium brand. It offers a great tasting cup of tea which is available in different forms from the normal, gold and hard water. The taste is unique offering a strong flavoursome enjoyable cup of the finest British Tea.
I love to have a cup of coffee in the morning, it just feels wrong to have anything else but I do love a good cup of tea, and will quite easily drink 5 or 6 a day sometimes more. I love Yorkshire tea above all other brands that you can find in the supermarkets. It just has a nice soothing taste that hits the spot. I love the smell of tea as well. Yorkshire tea has a nice strong taste to it as well which adds to a better cup of tea.
Yorkshire tea comes in various sizes 40, 80, 160, 240 bags per box. And it comes in various different coloured boxes depending upon what you fancy.
Red box - The original Yorkshire tea
Green box - For hard water areas
Gold box - Luxury blend
Burgundy coloured box - Seasonal picks
Blue box - De-caffeinated
I usually buy the red box - the original Yorkshire tea - as I just love the strong taste that it has. It is full of flavour from the first taste. I feel like I can't have just the one cup, Yorkshire tea always makes me want to have 2 cups one after the other. I have tried the gold box before but I didn't find that there was anything luxurious about it. But that could just be me. I am sure there are people out there who will prefer this one. But as I say I usually buy the red box. Strong, soothing, full of flavour.
Yorkshire tea is readily available and will be found in just about any supermarket. I have found that it quite regularly is on offer in most supermarkets as well.
If you like a cup of tea then I am sure that you will enjoy it.
I love all tea things! I cannot stand coffee anymore..well I did use to drink the occasional coffee a few years ago thinking "yeah this is nice coffee" but after a while the taste of coffee became the same, So I reverted back to drinking tea and I haven't touched coffee since.
As always with many other things in a supermarket there are loads and loads of types of brands,flavors and it feels a bit overwhelming when searching for just a simple product, as with the tea aisle I lost count of what types of tea there was and then while browsing and debating on which tea to buy; do I get Typhoo or maybe PG tips?..Then I noticed Yorkshire tea sitting on the shelf and it caught my eye. I noticed there was different types of Yorkshire tea with different colored stripes on them
Red box - The original Yorkshire tea
Green box - For hard water areas
Gold box - Luxury blend
Burgundy colored box - Seasonal picks can either be Assam, Kenya and Rwanda depending on season
Blue box - Decaff tea
I've tried the red,green,burgundy boxes but for some reason I absolutely love the Gold box after all its "luxury" and who doesn't love a bit of luxury in their lives! These teabags can come in various sized boxes depending on how many teabags you want to buy they're available in either 40's,80,160,240 or 250 grams of loose tea which I've never personally tried loose tea.
When using Yorkshire gold it comes packaged in a nice presentable box and inside they're joined in pairs of two, When I first open these I love the tea smell for some reason! After a stressful day I look forward to taking my first sip of Yorkshire as I think it's not the same as other branded teabags - although I have a couple of other favorites - this tea has a nice strong full bodied tea flavor perfect for any occasions, As I don't drink alcohol very much I'm a big tea drinker!
I really do enjoy the Yorkshire tea brand as you sometimes see on their website different gifts you can buy for tea lovers and seem to have a lot of character behind them.
You can find these teabags either in most of Supermarkets or online, priced from £2 for the smallest box (40's) to the biggest box of 240's £7.49 but sometimes they're on offer.
I'd definitely recommend these tea bags if your looking for a perfect nice strong cuppa as I'll carrying on buying these and won't get bored with them =)
Over the years i've tried numerous amounts of teas from pg tips to typhoo, earl grey to english breakfast and absolutely nothing can compare to Yorkshire Tea!
I had seen numerous different adverts on TV about Yorkshire Tea but for some reason i never went out and brought it... maybe the price put me off as it's a little more expensive than normal tea bags.
My nan came over to the UK from abroad and we decided to go and stay with her and she offered me a cup of Yorkshire Tea so i went for it and instantly drank the first cup of tea within minutes! The flavour was so smooth and pretty soon after i was asking for another cup... and another!!
As soon as i got home, the first thing i did was went and purchase a box of Yorkshire Tea tea bags and lucky for me they were on offer so i brought 2 boxes and i would never look back! It feels like your drinking a luxury tea brand without a massive price tag! (they are a little more expensive than normal, but worth every single penny).
So if you fancy a good, english tasty brew then Yorkshire Tea is for you!
I remember how excited I was to try my first "real" cuppa when I was presented with these tea bags. Everyone made such a fuss over them that I believed they must have tasted like liquid gold and all other tea would taste of dishwater.
When I was drinking it I couldn't really tell the difference between this tea and the one I had that morning. Later in the day I tried Yorkshire tea again, putting the earlier mug was just due to my tea making skills. It wasn't. It tasted exactly as the supermarket brand.
This isn't to say the tea was bad. It wasn't, not at all, in fact it was comforting and flavourful. But again, so was the generic tea I had had earlier in the day. When I returned home from my friend's I had one more cup of tea, using the brand I had used in the morning, Again, I was disappointed to find I couldn't tell the difference.
In a way I'm really glad to know that for a smaller price I can still have a delicious tea but there's still an air of disappointment surrounding me and the issue. Perhaps my tastebuds are more sensitive to that of coffee than tea? But either way, I wouldn't reccommend this brand any more than I would reccomend any other.
When buying tea bags I always look for a well-known trusted brand. I think it's acceptable to buy cheaper maybe shop own brands of other products but with tea bags you have to buy a well-known trusted brand. Of those well-known trusted brands, Yorkshire tea is one of those.
I am a cup of tea lover and I hate to have a weak cup of tea. So when I make my tea I always leave the tea bag in the cup for a few minutes after pouring the hot water in, before disposing of it. I think that way the cup of tea has more body to it and is stronger. This is where Yorkshire tea comes into its own. When I use Yorkshire tea bags, if you do as I just said, leave the tea bag in the cup for a few minutes, the strong unique taste of the Yorkshire tea bag can be tasted when you drink the tea. However, having done all that, don't spoil it by putting too much milk in it. This is another way to spoil a nice a cup of Yorkshire tea. Just enough milk to make the tea not too weak.
These Yorkshire tea bags also seem slightly larger than other cheaper tea bags. This probably also helps the flavour of the tea especially if left in the hot water.
As much as a like all these well-known brands of tea especially Yorkshire, I would advise everyone to look around for these brands when they are on special offer. I have found that Yorkshire tea bags are quite often on special offer at various stores.
I also visited their website once and I must have entered my details on there for a competition or something like that and now they send me a tea bag on my birthday to have a cup of tea on them. Another small thing that helps us in life!!!
I've only liked tea for around 3 years or so but in that time I've managed to go through pretty much every brand on offer, and I haven't enjoyed any as much as I enjoy Yorkshire Tea! I wouldn't say that other brands aren't nice, but that Yorkshire Tea is exactly what I love in a cup of tea and definitely to my tastes.
It is definitely a stronger brand of tea and seems to be darker in colour than other brands I've tried (my mum uses PG Tips at home and I find that as much as you leave it to brew and squeeze it, you can never get it past a certain biege colour). Since it's stronger than most I do take one sweetener, but sometimes I've forgotten to do so, and I would say that the flavour is lovely with or without. It does brew very quickly as well, which is great when you feel like you need a cup of tea as soon as possible! I would say not to leave the tea bag in too long, it's stronger than most already.
I was recommended this brand by a friend and luckily at the time it was on offer, since it is more expensive than other brands of tea. I think I bought 80 tea bags for about £2 when it's usually closer to £3. The 160 bag box is definitely worth buying if you can find it since it's only about a pound more expensive. The tea bags do come two as one with a perforated line to rip them apart, which you need to do carefully unless you want the tea leaves getting all over you and the floor!
Even though they are more expensive than other brands I can definitely say that I've been converted: no longer do I have to press the tea bag against the sides of the mug for ages to get to the strength I want it, it pretty much makes itself. And for someone who loves tea as much as I do, that's essential. And now I want another cup.
Yorkshire tea - bringing you a proper brew!
I'm not Northern but being English I do appreciate a good cup of tea and Yorkshire tea is one of the brands I have really come to enjoy. My all time favourite tea is PG Tips but now and again I do like a strong cup of Yorkshire tea.
According to an article I read, "Yorkshire Tea is a black tea blend produced by Bettys and Taylors of Harrogate, one of the few remaining family tea and coffee merchants in the United Kingdom.
The company was founded in 1886 byYorkshire tea merchant Charles Taylor."
I really like the fact that it is a traditional family company because I think that makes it seem nicer somehow and also it's nice to support home grown companies I think. They are also quite an ethical company and this is evident from the information they provide consumers on their boxes of tea. It says, "We go to great lengths to make tea properly from tasting 1000s of teas a day to find the best for our blend, to thinking about the water you'll brew it with at home.
And over the years, we've built relationships with some of the world's top tea estates and gardens, visiting them in person as much as possible. But working closely with our suppliers is about more than quality tea. It's about trading with a conscience, doing business in a way that respects people and planet."
They also make sure that their tea comes from Rainforest alliance certified farms which I assume are farms that actually protect the rainforest so if you are wanting to be more ethical and good to the world then this is the tea for you.
Yorkshire tea comes in a variety of different forms such as decaffinated or Gold Variety. My parents have the loose leaf tea and brew it in a pot but that's a bit too time consuming for me I'm afraid so I just get it in tea bag form. A box of 80 tea bags cost £2.48 in Tesco which I think is very good value.
The tea itself is a black tea and is quite a strong tea but have a lovely crisp flavour to it and is very refreshing at the same time. I find if I only keep the tea bag in for a few seconds it doesn't get as strong as it could do as if you leave it in for a long time it does goes very dark like builders tea, but a short time will make it nice and dark without being too bitter. I also add quite a bit of milk to make it nice and tasty.
All in all a lovely tasty teabag and a lovely cup of tea.
Tea is without a doubt my favourite thing to drink, I cant remember the last time I didnt go through a day without having atleast 3 cups of tea. Its the first thing I do when I wake up in the morning - go straight for the kettle. Since I drink so much of it, only the best tea will do. Last month I was a bit short on cash so decided to get typhoo as it was on offer and really cheap for a massive load of tea bags - but I severly regretted it and ended up throwing them away they were so awful. I ended up having to pop out again and get some different tea bags (I couldnt just go without tea!) and I went back to my normal trusted and favourite brand - Yorkshire.
About Yorkshire Tea:
Yorkshire Tea was a family business founded in 1886 in Harrogate, Yorkshire - since then it has expanded and grown to the company that it is today. There are various types of Yorkshire tea, the normal, tea for hard water, decaffinated and the cream of the crop - Yorkshire Gold.
I believe that Yorkshire tea is the best tasting tea I have tried so far (and I have drank alot of tea!), even better than Twinings! The tea has a nice strong malty flavour, stronger than most, especially when left to brew. This is exactly what I want from a cup of tea, I dont want it weak and milky and tastless - I actually want to be able to taste the tea leaves in it. You dont have to brew these tea bags for long to get a nice strong flavour either, whereas some tea bags your leaving to brew, stiring and squeezing the bag endlessly just to get that nice dark tea colour. This is also my favourite tea to drink without sugar, I do normally like sugar in my tea, but occasionally I fancy one without. Some teas without sugar can leave a horrible twangy aftertaste in your mouth but Yorkshire definitely doesnt leave me with this.
Yorkshire tea isnt as cheap as other brands but that is because you are paying for quality, however it can usually be found on offer in one supermarket or another. Currently tesco have it on offer at £4 for 240 tea bags which is an absolute bargain for me.
Overall I cannot recommend Yorkshire Tea enough, if like me you love your tea - then definitely go out and give Yorkshire a ago - you wont be disappointed!
Tea is one of these great British traditions, we've been drinking tea for years & years in GB, & theres some people who will compromise of other items but never, ever on tea. Whilst theres many different types of tea brands on the market these days (PG Tips, Clipper, Twinings etc.) Yorkshire Tea is one of those teas that is widely popular, but comes at a cost. Remember this tea is on the expensive side, but, for the price you pay you get a lovely cup of tea! During these hard times however, everybodys had to economise which meant economising on tea bags aswell. In our house we ran out of PG Tips (what we had at the time) & whilst scrounging around the cupboard we found a sealed box of Sainsburys Basics Tea Bags, which were 28p for a box of 80. Well, we tried those, & they were disgusting!!! Terrible, tasted just like dust scooped up off the floor! Those tea bags got binned & we had to use our tea bags again & again until no more flavour was left in them which was the point when we then threw then away! It's amazing what you take for granted!
ABOUT YORKSHIRE TEA
Yorkshire Tea was founded in 1886. It is made by Betty & Taylors of Harrogate, one of the few remaining tea & coffee merchants in the United Kingdom (UK). Yorkshire Tea is also available as: Yorkshire tea for Hard Water & Yorkshire Tea Luxury Gold. Apparently the range is being extended to include a range of Cakes & Biscuits, including a T shaped biscuit suitable for dunking. The adverts for Yorkshire Tea these days end with a slogan 'Like how tea used to be' & this is true, because the flavour in Yorkshire Tea is very strong & tastes like actual tea leaves!
THE PACKAGING & THE LOOK OF THE TEA BAGS
As Yorkshire Tea comes in different sizes, they change. Mine is a box which has 80 tea bags in for the price of 40, so in percentage (%) you are getting 100% extra free. The background has some nice countryside view with a red banner down the middle of the box, displaying the 'Yorkshire Tea' logo & the amount of tea bags there is in the box. All in all the box is nice to look at with the fact that it looks traditional aswell makes it nice to look at. When you pull up the flap & take out a tea bag, they look like mini rectangles which are nearly half full with black tea. This, actually works when it comes to the tea being released in the cup/mug, because of the design. When you sniff them you get a nice aroma of strong tea! Obviously they are going to smell of tea but when sniffed they smell stronger than PG Tips however.
Prices from ASDA on mySupermarket
Yorkshire Tea 80 Pack: £2.48
Yorkshire Tea 160 Pack, £3.98
Yorkshire Tea Gold 80 Pack: £2.98
Yorkshire Tea Gold 160 Pack: £5.29
Yorkshire Tea for Hard Water 80 Pack: £2.98
Yorkshire Tea for Hard Water 160 Pack: £4.08
Yorkshire Tea Decaffinated 80 Pack: £2.78
Yorkshire Tea Decaffinated 160 Pack: £4.08
'''Remeber you can find these tea bags at places like Home Bargains, Cooltrader & Iceland for cheaper prices. I once saw 160 Yorkshire Tea at Home Bargains for £1.99, just bear that in mind'''
ME & YORKSHIRE TEA
I make a cup of Tea in the usual way (water, milk sugar last etc.) & sometimes leave the tea bag in the water for a while so for my drink to be infused with flavour. The tea bags fit in the average cup/mug easily & when water is poured over them, you can instantly smell the tea making the water taste nice! After a couple of minutes or so, I removed the bag with a spoon which was easy to do, & then i squashed the tea bag onto a tea bag holder for after they've been used, & managed to remove some more flavour from the bag, this helps to add more flavour to your tea aswell as reducing waste in the bag & getting more use out of it! When Milk & Sugar is added to the cup/mug & stirred, the tea tastes lovely! So nice in fact I cant put the cup/mug down until I've drunk it all! The taste is so strong but lovely & it leaves no aftertaste unlike PG Tips!
In conclusion, this tea is really lovely! It tastes good, is easy to make & smells gorgeous! Even though the price is high but can be found low, these are nice & are a necessity for Tea Lovers! © BrookieFan99 2012
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There are a few things in life that I don't believe that you can skimp on money wise such as good washing powder/liquid, washing up liquid and coffee and the one thing that is precious is to me is a cup of tea.
Like many people I have experimented with cheaper tea bags over the years, particularly since living alone and trying to make little savings here and there...but basically I was left with cheap tea bags and a nasty taste in my mouth!
For this reason now I now will only buy branded tea bags and am happy to pay a little more for them if need be. These I picked up a box of in my local B & M store costing £1.00 for 80 of them which I knew was a good little bargain buy and I have bought them before in the past for a much higher price than that too!
The teabags come in various sized boxes but basically are all pretty much the same in appearance of course. My box though is a top opening one and with a country scene depicted on it. On the top and on the front of the box we are told that they are Taylors Of Harrigate Yorkshire Tea 'Family Tea Merchants Est 1886' and that in my box there is meant to be 40 tea bags but that these have a 100% extra free making of course my box contain 80 teabags and that they weight in total 250g. Other information given on the box tells us a bit about the company, the partnership that they have with the rainforest alliance, a little diagram is show on how to make the tea and contact details for the manufacturer are listed. Nice enough, informative packaging this is though I was a little surprised that the bags were loose within the box when nowadays alot of other teabags come in some sort of foil packaging so that the bags don't dry out or get damaged.
These bags are square and quite large and made from a thickish white perforated paper which is rather robust and through that you can see the bag is half filled with dark brown tea leaves which are fine. The instructions on the box on how to use these tells us we can use a teapot or one bag per cup and to allow it to steep for about 4 and a half minutes course though leave it that long to brew you get a very dark and strong, rich flavoured tea, leave it for less time its weaker...me I like builders tea so leave it to brew for ages to brew and serve it with a dash of soya or rice milk but again you can add whatever you want to this to suit your own taste! These bags never ever split or leave scum in my pot or cup and they make a very rich, rounded flavour cup of tea which oozes quality.
I do not appreciate dish water tea one bit so these suit me brilliantly! Easy to use and make a great cuppa every time I have absolutely no complaints with these at all!
Widely available in all good supermarkets etc and my box of 40 with 40 free bags in it cost me a mere £1.00 however they are usually a bit more expensive than this so do as I did and snap them up on offers when you see them but having said that I am more than happy to pay the full retail price for these as I think that they are so excellent.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
I decided to write a review on this supreme tea after realising I had been inadvertently a tea tester for the past 20 years. Having tried various inferior teas I feel I have really tested the market out there for all the various comparisons of tea there are. I have to say after much supping - not one tea bag holds a candle next to this brew.
When I say I have tested various teas I really mean tested various teas, from Asda smart price tea bags (cheap yes but unfortunately tastes like your drinking floor sweepings), to PG tips (too weak, Typhoo (mediocre at best) blah blah the list could go on. But as we are focusing on this beauty of a tea bag I will go into more detail as to why I think this box should be have accolades after its title.
~~The Tea - the taste ~~
They claim that Yorkshire Tea is a 'Let's make a proper brew' and that advertising strapline is spot on. This tea has a full, deep flavour that does not need steeping for long to release those evocative rich flavours. It is a rich decent brew that no other tea bag can compare too. Just a few squeezes releases the flavour; they say 1 tea bag per cup which is what I always use however I am sure you could easily squeeze 2 cups out of each tea bag.
How can it differ so much from the rest? Well in essence the tea is not weak, watery or insipid, nor is it so strong it takes the enamel of the inside the tea pot and your teeth! It has a strong, rich, rounded tea taste. The Gold tea bags differ slightly from the standard Yorkshire tea, but just being that much stronger (in my opinion) and somewhat more flavoursome if that is possible in this flavour packed tea.
As the company - Taylors of Harrogate have been going since 1886 it seems they are onto a pretty winning formula that works. The range of their tea is not limited to just ordinary tea, they also do tea bags especially for hard water areas (I have used these too and the tea comes out delicious), decaffeinated tea bags,) and Kenyon tea bags where the leaves are picked at the height of the growing season for maximum tea tasting power I would assume (not tried this last one so can't comment on the flavour of this one).
~~The costings and look ~~
At a price retailing at £2.74 for 250grams (80 tea bags) they are not at the cheaper end of the scale nor are they prohibitively expensive. As it goes you do really get what you pay for, I have tried and failed at trying to use, like and continue to buy cheaper brands but failed miserably after 2 cups of the cheap stuff, some things you just can't scrimp on and as I sink a fair few cups of tea during the day I do like it to be a decent one.
By far the fairest of them all, the packaging is great with rural landscapes showing Yorkshire with its stone walls, lush greenery and cricketers and the famous Yorkshire Tea logo in the shape of a T this also stands out from the plethora of blue and white tea boxes on the shelves. As it is also by Royal Appointment with the shiny crest of Wales on the front you can't say it is not highly endorsed either. A decent serving in tea whether you drink out of a china cup and saucer to a big old mug - try this liquid nectar and then leave the rest behind.
Superb 5 ***** from me.
---Why I Buy This---
I must admit one of little treats every day a a good cup of tea.
I have tried the cheaper brands over the years but have now come to the conclusion that tea is not something I want to scrimp on so always try and buy the well known brands - but when they are on special offer so I am not spending too much money.
I have not had Yorkshire Teabags for quite a while now as I stocked up with Ty Phoo, P.G.Tips and Tetley when they were on offer - but a comment form someone about how they always stick to Yorkshire Tea made me give them another try.
Yorkshire Tea is a black tea blend produced by Bettys and Taylors of Harrogate, one of the few remaining family tea and coffee merchants in the United Kingdom. The company was founded in 1886 by Yorkshire tea merchant Charles Taylor. (Wikipedia)
I purchased a square box of 160 teabags for Tesco online.
The square box comes in a layer of transparent plastic which has a pull thread to open and remove it.
I find the Yorkshire Tea boxes very attractive with a countryside and rural scenes covering most of the box - there are sheep, cricketers, dry stone walls, a church, stiles cottages etc - I do not know if this is an actual representation of a certain place or just a pleasant rural scene.,
Shown as family tea merchants since 1886 and made by Taylors of Harrogate.
Endorsed with the Welsh feathers and 'By Appointment to HRH The Prince of Wales'.
Rainforest Alliance certified - minimum 30% certified content.
Black tea - box contains 500 grams.
* Ordinary Yorkshire Tea - with an orange/red banner across the box - 40, 80, 160, 240 boxes of teabags or 250 grams loose tea.
* Yorkshire Tea for hard water - with a green banner across the box - 80 and 160 teabags on boxes or 250 grams loose tea.
* Yorkshire Gold Tea - with a gold banner across the box - 40, 80 and 160 boxes of teabags or 250 grams loose tea.
* Yorkshire Tea Decaf - with a blue banner across the box - boxes of 80 teabags.
* Yorkshire Gold Assam - with a wine/deep red banner across the box - boxes of 80 teabags.
On their website you can also purchase aprons, tea towels, mugs, jugs and the famous red Yorkshire Tea teapot.
£3.99 for 160 teabags at Tesco online.
I managed to buy my teabags when on offer last week but I will definitely be buying them regularly now.
I used to think that the teabags I had were all pretty much the same.
However these Yorkshire teabags make a really 'smooth' cup of tea - which does not have to left long in the mug to brew and which comes out just right.
I have done a sort of 'taste test' comparing Yorkshire with Ty Phoo and found that the Yorkshire tea is much more smooth and does not leave a bit of a bitter after taste. - even if both are made exactly the same at the same time. Though I do make my tea with milk and sugar.
This is definitely a product I would like to buy all the time - but will have to try and pick up when they are on offer.
---Would I Recommend?---
Over nine million cups of Yorkshire Tea are enjoyed every single day. / Brand: Bettys & Taylor