Taylors of Harrogate
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A strong dark tea that does seem to go well with breakfast. Not overly bitter. Current box does not have the bright sweet notes that our previous box had, which I think I liked a bit better. Have drunk it plain so far, but will try it with milk and sugar.
A few years back, the water around where they grow the leaves for Assam tea was infested with cholera. Some of the growers were being responsible, and some were being awful, not proving any other water for the tea harvesters to drink. I could not be a part of this, so I wrote all the growers to find out their practices. Taylors was on top of the situation, taking good care of their work force, and not only that, the woman I was in communication with was so kind and pleasant that ever since, just for that reason alone, I have used this tea as my work morning rush-out-the-door tea.
I also happen to love it, and I didn’t realize until I read the comments how much caffeine it has. But as a night owl, that is a plus :)
Woo wee this one is strong but good!
I can’t drink coffee anymore since I weaned myself off of it. It just has so much caffeine in it. Doesn’t matter if I drink it at 8:30 am or 8:30 pm. I will sleep very badly in either case. So instead, when I need that extra kick in the pants to get myself going in the morning, I drink either yerba mate, or lately, this stuff.
I know you’re supposed to add milk to this tea for taste’s sake, but I also know that adding milk to tea negates any health benefits it may otherwise have provided. And, since tea is pretty much the only healthy thing I’ve been ingesting lately, I figured this morning that I’d better drink this straight.
It’s bitter, it’s astringent, it’s nutty, it’s in-your-face… And I love it. Maybe it’s my Scottish blood saying this, but there’s something fortifying for the soul in the strong aftertaste of this tea. It makes English breakfast tea seem wimpy by comparison, which I’m sure many Scottish people would be delighted to hear.
I’m thinking this will become a staple in my tea chest from now on.
I live on this stuff I can’t function without it.
Whoa! I wanted to like Lapsang Souchong – a grandmother figure from my childhood always drank it – but this is just too smokey for me. I can’t get past the smoke to discern any other flavors. Is Taylors of Harrogate representative? Is there anything out there that like a Lapsang Souchong but a little more approachable?
Rather unexpectedly, I found this at Whole Foods. It’s not as spectacular as the other Assams I currently have in my cupboard, but it’s got a kind of soft, sweet raisin note that’s very pleasant when sweetened with a light honey. A nice evening tea.
One cup of this in the morning and I’m definitely ready to face the day. Extremely bold, this is not for the faint of heart when it comes to an English Breakfast tea. Brews to a beautiful reddish brown color with a malty aroma and taste. I look forward to my morning cup every day, it hasn’t disappointed me yet.
This has been my go-to tea since I started university two and a half years ago – now my whole family drink it! I’ve only been in Canada a couple of months and was sure I wouldn’t be able to find it, so my parents posted me a package full. This is fantastic when dragging yourself out of bed in the morning – the scent as it brews is therapeutic. I love a full-bodied tea and this is one of the strongest and most delicious I’ve tasted. Perfect with breakfast, and then in the afternoon – especially when you need the energy for studying like I do!
The box says that this tea is best with milk in it. Usually, I’m not one to obey the box- You companies aren’t the bossa me! But I had this one again this morning, and this time I decided to add skim milk to it, just to give Taylors of Harrogate the benefit of the doubt.
Conclusion: Obey the box. The milk takes the bitter edge off of the flavor, without drowning out the nutty flavor or the richness of the tea, which surprised me.
Brrrrr! It’s freezing outside lately. Plus, I managed to piss off the guy behind me TWICE on the way back from picking up my groceries, so much so that he honked at me both times. Plus, I had already been honked at by someone else. So my nerves are a little frazzled at the moment, and I feel like an idiot. I need a mug of hot tea.
I bought a box of these sachets because:
1. I love black tea.
2. I can never not buy tea while grocery shopping.
3. I’ve heard of English breakfast and Irish breakfast, but not Scottish breakfast, and I am of Scottish descent and very proud of it, so therefore it automatically appealed to me.
So into the basket they went.
Steeping- it smells like it’s going to be a delicious black tea, and the color is a beautiful deep red.
Sipping- Mmmmm! It’s nutty and stout. It leaves a slightly bitter taste in my mouth, but I LOVE it. This is better than English breakfast for sure. Soooo much more earthy and flavorful. And I can tell already that it packs a punch in the caffeine department. Wow. Perfect pick-me-up tea on a blustery, overcast fall day like today.
And it’s also lifting my spirits, which can only give it more merit.
Workmen’s tea at workmen prices, it’s red, robust, great with milk, and a real wake-up. It’s a quick steep and rich with flavor.
This one had been relegated to the back of the shelf for summer hiatus. It has been missed: bagged tea that is strong enough to wake you but smooth enough not to bludgeon you; not picky about steep times. With milk. Mmm.
Perfectly satisfactory earl grey in a pinch, but I prefer EG at night time, so I tend towards the decaf.
Delicious. Very pleasantly surprised. Warm and very slightly spicy towards the end of the mug, a very “tamed” smokiness, excellent.
Favorite English tea. Done.
One of those what were you thinking mornings for me. There was more leaf here than I intended to use. This isn’t bitter but it is quite stout. Over leafing removes this from any resemblance to Assam – or Ceylon. It has cinnamon notes and something that makes me think dried tundra grass. Not that its grassy. Maybe it is just knowing this is a South African tea. Halfway through the mug I iced it. Much necessary. Wow. Don’t over leaf.
Leaving the rating from when I knew what I was doing.
I’ve been wanting to try this for a while and finally picked up a box from Cost Plus. I tried it this morning with breakfast, and was pleasantly surprised. It’s a nice, robust blend that has a smooth finish. I’m a diehard Earl Grey gal, but this is a close second.
Hmm. this was an impulse buy for sure, seeing as how I don’t really like Earl grey much. I was at the Bi-Rite supermarket after dinner and thought this would make a nice evening tea when I got sick of tisanes. There have been a few bergamot blends I have liked over the years but I don’t think this will be one of them.
Unfortunately decaf blck teas are kind of low on flavor in general and this is pretty weak. the bergamot is strong but also very overpowering, bitter and drying in the mouth. It was much improved after adding about 1/2 tsp of coconut sugar and some soymilk.
After reading the other tasting note on here I will try steeping mine for only 1 minute next time and see how that improves things. Oh well, at least I didn’t spend a lot of money on it.
Normally I’m kind of picky about black teas, but this one is definitely my favorite. I’ve tried both the Standard and the Gold blend, and I honestly can’t taste much of a difference, but I think the Gold is little smoother/milder and the Standard is brisker/stronger. All my local grocery store had was bagged Gold so I bought that, but I think I’ll go ahead and order some loose Standard. I take it with a bit of milk and it’s brilliant.
I’ve never been a fan of this tea although it still beats PG Tips and Typhoo. I’m not very fond of Kenyan tea anyway and it’s obvious that this Yorkshire blend has lots of it. If it had a higher percentage of Sri Lankan tea in it, the brew would improve greatly.
The jasmine really came out in this and I thought it tasted really good! Although I couldn’t really taste any of the green tea flavor. But I didn’t mind, I wanted to taste the jasmine.
Bought a tin of this on a whim. Eh. I’m not going to repeat that. Its got a strong enough flavor, and isn’t exactly unpleasant, but its far from my favorite, and the little granule balls of tea are a bit unsettling. Next time I’ll add a little milk and sugar and see if that improves the pot.