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Bettys in Harrogate, North Yorkshire
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bluebelle rated this place
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When my family took a vacation to York we were told by almost everyone we talked to that Betty’s was the place to go. We went there on our last day in the city, and it was a great goodbye to our time in England. Their desserts were the best part of the meal, in my opinion, but all the food was very good.

I got their China Rose Petal tea and a giant raspberry macaron, and both were delicious. I do not remember my own meal, but I do remember that my dad got Welsh rarebit. It was delicious. They make a point of selling local beers and other products, which I also liked.

The staff (who were very friendly and attentive) all dress like they would have in the early 1900s, and the house is decorated in the same way. It’s a great atmosphere and when you eat there you get a sense that it’s been at the heart of York for a while. There was a bit of a line to get in, but it was definitely worth the wait.

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Elizabeth, college student, history/anthropology major. I love to read, travel, and try new foods.

I loved tea as a kid, didn’t drink it for about ten years, and then rediscovered it about a year ago. I’m still pretty new to the types and brands of tea out there, but I’m interested in trying some of everything! Currently:

-comfortable and experimenting with black teas
-enthusiastically embracing oolongs
-cautiously trying chai, greens, and whites
-adoring herbals (without hibiscus)
-neutral to rooibos
-afraid of pu-erhs (but willing to try!)

My rating system:

95-100: I would cross oceans for this tea. Drinking it is an amazing experience. If I don’t currently have it in my cabinet I’m probably very sad about that.

80-94: A very good tea. I would probably buy it again if I had the money/room in my cabinet.

65-79: Decent. I might buy it on sale or pass it by depending on my mood.

40-64: I’d accept a cup of this if it was served to me, but not buy it.

below 40: Ugh! Never again!

Keep in mind that bitterness is the worst thing that can happen to a tea for me, followed closely by hibiscus; I also have food allergies that rarely influence my tea habit, but please check with me before sending anything!

About Swaps: I am always willing to swap with anyone within continental North America! Just drop me a note. For anyone in the eastern half of the U.S. I’ll gladly swap small samples of things, but further away than that I would prefer if we dealt with larger amounts.

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