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I am a determined person. If I have something, even if I don’t care for it, I am determined to finish it, rather than throw I out. This is, of course, somewhat nuts. I should be alright throwing out lipstick colors that are too bright, stop reading books I hate, and move along teas that I don’t like, but instead I grit my teeth and go “I will make this work. I will use it up. Argh!”
Which is, of course, bonkers.
However, that has not stopped me from trying to sip this down. I’m close! I will feel triumphant on my last pot of this.
Unfortunatly, that is not today.
Someone gave me this tea as a gift. Its not a strong assam flavor but a fairly strong sort of generic black, just a mild bit of malt and a bit plummy sweet in front with lots of tannins behind. Its improved with condensed milk. I wanted something quick and sweet and black so I had a cup of this with condensed mile to start the day. The tin is nearly done so I should try to get it fininshed and refilled with an Assam I can get behind!
Flavors: Plums, Tannin
Zero energy this morning. So hard to get up!
This will never be a favorite, and I wont be getting more when it is done. But I found the acceptable formula for drinking it. Small amount of tea, light steep, and milk. And usually I don’t like my tea with milk!
Well, it helped to wake me up, so that’s good.
Another tea I apparently didn’t log last night. Anyways, thank you Nattie for sharing but this just wasn’t for me. I tried it both with and without milk and neither really appealed to me much. Instead, it reminded me of the plain tea my great aunt and uncle from Britain make me drink and I am just not a fan.
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Flavors: Red Fruits
Its time for tea experimentation. Please, if you would, imagine a lab coat, goggles, and test tubes full of tea.
Now that we’ve all conjured up the correct mental image, I can get down to experimentation.
I used less tea, as my first experiment, just a tiny amount, less than I thought would be useful, but its worked well.
I also steeped it for just three minutes, which is two minutes less than I’d done before, and that also improves the flavor.
This will never be a favorite, but its much imporved this way. Though I’m still drinking it with milk.
This continues my teas that I’m not crazy about, are granuels, and are improved with milk. I dont normally like milk in my tea, but my little creamer is getting quite a workout this week.
Improved with the milk, but I’m still finding bitterness luring around in it. Next time perhaps a cooler water temp.
This is my go-to tea for a quick brew! It’s smooth and pairs well with any food. This has been a staple in my family with my great grandmother making it for my mother and my mother making it for me. I have been drinking this tea for about 10 years now before it was available in Canadian chain markets. I have both loose leaf and tea bags and I enjoy both. However, this is a strong tea so less is definitely more. I usually put one tea bag in a small teapot and steep it for 4-ish minutes and it’s strong enough for me. The downside to this tea is that I find that the caffeine content super high and I get jittery after only a couple of tea cups.
I have converted coffee drinkers to tea drinkers using Yorkshire Tea!
I’ve returned to my desire to drink more “meh” teas. To sip them down, move them out of my cupboard and never think of them again. I have a few teas that I’ve only had once, and have been languishing. And my palatte may have changed, so its time to try again.
Er, nope. I am still finding this bitter, and not particularly complex or interesting. I think it would be improved with milk, but I’m out of milk at the moment. I’m usually a person who likes my tea black, but this might improve with additions.
This is one of my absolute favorite teas. There’s a small British import shop in town which I occasionally visit, and I knew that they had this in loose leaf, so I had to pick it up. My wife had just bought me a teapot, so I was looking for a good, everyday leaf tea. I had heard good things about this one, but what made me decide to buy it for sure was reading an interview with Nigel Melican. His favorite tea for special occasions the same as one of mine (though I assume he has access to a much higher quality golden tippy Yunnan than I), so I figured we might have similar tastes. He said that Yorkshire Gold was his favorite “everyday” tea, and that it contained Rwandan leaves. This was when I made up my mind. I’ve got friends in Rwanda, and have visited there. I’ve ridden with fifteen other people in a matatu bus meant to hold nine or ten and looked down across the lush valleys filled with camellia sinensis. And I’ve drunk pure Rwandan tea black, and been pleased by the incredible smooth flavor and lack of bitterness. I had to try this tea.
So, we made our way down to Willy’s Emporium to get a bag. Not long after we got home, I fired up the trusty electric kettle, prepared the teapot, and made a pot full of Yorkshire Gold (well, not really full—we figured a six-cup pot would be more versatile, allowing us to have tea alone or with company). I was a bit worried that I’d been building it up too much in my mind. I was pleasantly surprised to be proven wrong.
This really is an incredible tea. It’s strong, full, and malty, and certainly has good kick. And yet, perhaps due to the Rwandan tea, it’s not bitter. Indeed, it has a remarkably brisk flavor in addition to its stoutness. The pour is golden and beautiful, and the aroma is pleasant the whole way through. It takes milk wonderfully, and sugar, too. I see what Mr Melican means—this has quickly become my everyday morning tea (I usually have other tea at work, where I don’t have access to a pot, a kettle, or milk). I’m down near the bottom of the bag now, and am already planning my next trip to the store to replenish my supply.
Really good, especially for a decaf tea. Usually I don’t even bother with decaf black teas because they’re usually either bland and devoid of flavor or strange and chemical in taste. But this is the one exception.
It packs a huge punch and is just as hearty and satisfying as the caffeinated Yorkshire/Yorkshire Gold teas. Milk is pretty much a necessity with this one, as I’m pretty sure that drinking it plain would probably cause my jaw to lock up for about a month or so :P