Taylors of Harrogate

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85

This was my first time trying Scottish Breakfast tea and I loved it! The malty flavor was very yummy!

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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85

Strongest black tea I’ve been able to find so far. Great with milk and sugar.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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65

I tried brewing this tea as I would any American tea. Wrong! I learned how tannic and strong this tea was and have since mended my ways. A hearty tea- I prefer in the afternoon with milk.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 32 OZ / 946 ML

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85

I have been looking for a Scottish Breakfast Tea at the stores here ever since I heard that they were quite strong, so I was happy to find this one at Fresh Market yesterday. This one didn’t disappoint, nice strength and malty, just what I want first thing in the morning. It has a nice bitter kick to it too, not too bitter so that it ruins the tea.

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82

I got this freeeeee. From Longos. With about $50 worth of groceries for their grand opening. Mostly non essential stuff, but the decadent version. Noms!
Anyhow, that was a few weeks ago.
I’ve had this twice now. For a bagged brew, I think its pretty decent.
Dark and brisk, with some malt… takes milk well, and doesn’t require sugar unless you want it. I like the depth here, and the complex roundness. One of the better teas I’ve had for awhile!

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80

Naturally very sweet, no sugar needed. Fruity and light. Can’t taste specifically the vanilla and raspberry, but overall pleasant.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 32 OZ / 946 ML

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Some mornings, you just need unleaded fuel. Expect no subtlety here; stiff, clout-you-over-the-head strong tea with a sharp little uptick at the end of the sip. Milk (almond milk) mellows it a bit, but doesn’t mask the strength. Recommended on icy 13-degree March mornings when you don’t-want-to-leave-your-flannel-sheet-cocoon.

K S

I envy you people that can take a full on frontal assault first thing in the morning. I have to ease my way into the day. First cup has to be something lightly charged for me. I used to wake up at my office desk around 9am wondering how I got there. Then the caffeine pile driving second cup could begin.

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24

My favorite tea… Every morning I drank it, it felt great. It gave me the buzz I needed and made me very happy.

Then, it happened. Cheapening. Couldn’t believe it. MY YORKSHIRE? YORKSHIRE GOLD? LOWER QUALITY? Sadly, this is true.
I told myself, “it can’t be, no it can’t be.” And denied it. But, all good things come to an end.

Yorkshire, my love, you filled me with unimaginable happiness. You made me smile with every sip.
Now, you only make me tired.

Goodbye, Yorkshire, my dear. I knew you well.

Theatrics aside, flavour is flat, doesn’t have the kick, bags are much lower quality.
It just tastes bleh. I’ve moved to Tapal Danedar because its just so much smoother with the caffeine of Yorkshire.

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90

One of my favorite breakfast teas (with milk and sweetener). Strong, flavorful, a little malty.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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27

1 bag used.

Bitter, dilute flavour.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec 7 OZ / 207 ML

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70

1 teabag used

Amazing rhubarb and slightly creamy aroma from the infusing tisane. Quite tart with a soft edge. Tartness reminds me of hibiscus but bearable. Banana note.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec 7 OZ / 218 ML

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Captain’s Log: Day 5 of Terrible Illness, Day 5 of miserable limping, and Day 3 of antibiotics. I have dumped 3 cups of tea, and can’t even bring myself to mourn their losses, because they tasted absolutely vile. I can’t taste much, and when I can, I have to fight my gag reflex. Even Hot Cinnamon Spice went down the drain because it smelled overwhelmingly like toothpaste and had a taste not unlike cough syrup. Thankfully, Yorkshire is good for any and all occasions, and can even be endured by wildly changing, drugged up tastes. I wouldn’t say it’s making me feel better—raises eyebrow at antibiotics—but it IS just what I needed. Definitely my favourite bagged-black for a reason.

Maddy Barone

I feel your pain! (sickness-wise, at least) I’m on my last day of levaquin. Evil stuff. Hope you feel better soon!

sweetea

This winter has been VICIOUS, right???

Maddy Barone

What I wouldn’t give to breathe clearly through my nose! LOL

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I love elderflower, and a twitter friend posted this tea. I immediately ordered it on Amazon. It’s really good! The blackberry and elderflower really complement each other without overwhelming the other.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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80

I bought this today at The World Market, probably paid way too much for it too! It’s a decent cuppa, more mellow than Yorkshire red, so don’t expect this to be stronger. Nice malty flavours that don’t have a bitter after taste. Yorkshire Gold is a really good black tea, however, it won’t replace my PG Tips .

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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95

THE RUNDOWN
1) I can’t drink this tea straight. I’m still acclimating to assams for their malty bitterness. I added one Splenda and about a tbsp of unsweetened almond milk. I tried brewing today for 6 minutes at boiling to see how it would affect brewing in cup. Great aroma and great color, as always. This is my morning cuppa.
2) First Taste: Wow. What a taste this rich nutty blend has. I call them tea grounds because they’re so tiny (and so caffeinated) but I love how they bloom as they brew. I get nutty, vanilla, caramel, salty, and a bit of earthiness.
3) Second Taste: Fantastic mouthfeel. I get a bit more bitterness this time around. And I can smell some of that saltiness. I’m still getting that earthiness but maybe a bit less.
4) Final Thought: If you like strong rich teas, you really have to try this tea. It’s sort of famous for its strength (someone once told me it’s twice as strong as regular drip coffee) and that makes it the perfect wake-up juice. And best of all – it tastes incredible. I never go without having this in my cupboard.

Flavors: Bitter, Caramel, Earth, Nutty, Salty, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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100

Pure Assam from Taylor’s of Harrogate is my black tea of choice. It has a strong and bitter flavor reminiscent of nuts or caramel that is robust and energizing. I tend to steep mine at about 5 minutes at 212 F, which produces a dark brown/red liquor. Highly recommended for breakfast or lunch!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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85

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95

I seem to prefer weaker, more mellow teas, so I wasn’t at all sure of this one. One cup changed my mind. It certainly is stronger than some of my other favorite teas, but this one has a good, smooth flavor.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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75

This was part of an assortment gifted to me from friends. Not a bad tea. Not wonderful, like I think I need to go stock up on it. But if I was travelling and this was one of the selections at a hotel breakfast, I would have no trouble choosing it over some other breakfast teas.

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80

This has a nice minty flavor to it. Smooth in the cup.

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73

My sleep got messed up this weekend because I was out until 3:00 in the morning on Thursday night (I should clarify that I have Thursdays and Fridays off, so that’s what I mean by “weekend”) and then only slept until 9:30 Friday morning. I slept well last night, but of course I had to get up and go to work.

I decided not to escalate my potential to tense up at work and opted for some loose-leaf tea this morning instead of coffee.

I’ve had better EG’s than this one, and I’ve had worse. I don’t have a strong opinion about it one way or the other. It’s heavy on the bergamot, but not to the point that it tastes soapy or floral. I think the black tea base is fairly mild, and that’s why the bergamot is the strongest flavor. I like my EG’s to have a bit of astringency from the base, to define the cocoa notes a bit more. The cocoa notes are there, but not very strong.

I can tell that it’s a reasonably high-quality tea and that the essence of bergamot oil is also good quality. It’s just overall not a very special or memorable EG.

Flavors: Bergamot, Cocoa, Tea

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73

Wooo-eee, this one is NOT wanting for bergamot!

Warning: Not for the faint of citrus heart. The base is nice and smooth, and provides a beautiful backdrop for… The bergamot.

Only drink it you really love bergamot. Like, really, really love it.

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