Taylors of Harrogate
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[Rating the bagged version…] It was okay. I’ve been shoving it around in my tea cupboard. It tastes burnt, or smoky, or whatever you want to call it (and, yes, I tried steeping it for a lot less time, same result), and the bergamot is just not the flavor I’d like it to be. It’s there, mind you, and in force, but it’s more flagrant and floral than a deep delicious bergamot. I might just have a unique idea of the perfect Earl Grey. :)
This has become my favorite day to day tea. It smells almost florals, and brews up very clean and strong. I also like it with or without additives, without a bad cup however I make it. I’ve been letting friends try it and each get nearly as hooked, including my coffee loving brother!
Whoa. This is definitely the strongest tea I have ever tried. Robust and reviving, it is a lovely rich red as your pour and brews to a seriously deep burgundy after just a few seconds. The smell of the dry tea leaves is quite intoxicating; it’s almost as enjoyable as final brew.
I love this tea. I picked it up at Whole Foods because I couldn’t find a normal box of either Barry’s Irish Breakfast or Twinings Irish Breakfast anywhere (apparently Twinnings only does Irish Breakfast for the international market. You can buy it in their shop, but it’s a big box and costs 5 quid, and I didn’t really feel like paying it at this point). Anyway, it’s a lovely lovely Irish breakfast. I pretty much drink this every morning now. I also love Taylors Yorkshire Tea (my previous preferred morning tea), so – go Taylors! Plus they’re from Yorkshire and I kind of have a crush on Yorkshire.
this is a not a very good bagged tea. In contrast to the EB from H&S, this one leaves everything to be desired. it’s got a taste to it that’s neither smooth nor well blended. Not sure if it’s the teabag either but i’m getting a taste here that’s similar to paper but not quite. I’d be interested in trying this in a loose form, but given the choice, Harney is where it’s at!
I had to be at work before 7 AM today, so after arriving at 6:40AM to the office (an ungodly hour to be at work in), I decided that I needed a brew. Problem: cup needed washing but the kitchenette was locked, no time for proper brew-basket brewing, and I was in dire need of something POWERFUL.
Solution: Yorkshire Tea in teabags.
This is my emergency tea stash, for emergencies such as these. I had a bit of milk left over in the fridge, some hot water from the “water bar” (which does not boil water to 100 C, I know for a fact. Boo), and a paper cup of happiness kept me company as I sleepily poked at the keyboard.
Bought this in Saintsbury’s in London on my last trip, as something to drink in the morning. I knew that it was a strong, builder’s brew kind of tea, especially suited for hard water (hence my initial interest in it. We have very hard water in Israel, which is why I filter all my tea and drinking water. It just tastes much better this way). The bags are of the no string variety more common in the UK than the string kind that is common in the US. It’s a great morning brew – works well with milk and sugar, and is powerful brew. All in a all it does what is says on the package – provides a powerful brew at a very low price.
There is currently a box of plain old Yorkshire Tea and a box of Yorkshire Gold Tea in my kitchen. I haven’t tried them nose-to-nose yet, but I had Gold yesterday and Plain Old today. Plain Old may be winning. I steeped both tumblers obnoxiously strong; Gold is sharper and pointier; Plain Old has more going on in the bass/baritone region. How’s that for mixed metaphors?
Both suitable for groggy Mondays and Monday reruns.
So rarely overcast here in Los Angeles, I decided to brew up a strong Sunday morning cup. The leaves are tiny, so I used a Sowden Softbrew rather than a standard tea-pot.
It seems like the quantity (if not the quality) of Assam has dwindled in this blend as the resulting tea is significantly less malty than I remember it being a number of years ago.
While the tea stands up to milk, it reminds me more of an English Breakfast blend (with an emphasis on balance) rather than a more intense Irish Breakfast blend (which is what I recall this tea tasting like in the past).
Fairly one note, almost more fruity than malty, and growing slightly bitter without additional flavor once you pass the 8 minute mark, (though I have stepped this as long as 20 minutes in the hopes of finding more flavor) I don’t think I would buy this again. If I had to choose a tea from Taylors of Harrogate, I find I prefer Ntingwe Kwazulu for a hearty morning cup which has greater depth as well as complexity than this blend (and I recognize the irony of saying that, as I wouldn’t be hugely surprised if the “African” tea in this blend is from the zulu estate rather than Kenya).