Taylors of Harrogate

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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

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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drank Earl Grey by Taylors of Harrogate
13 tasting notes

[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. :)

Flavors: Burnt

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75

Windchills of 13 below. Snowing. This calls for a no-nonsense, malty black.

gmathis

Absolutely. Bundle up! Got a good blankie?

dragondrool

Oh, yeah! I’ve got several good blankies!

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95

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!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 15 OZ / 443 ML

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79

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.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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85

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.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec 3 g 12 OZ / 354 ML

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67

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!

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86

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.
Bliss!

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Backlog.
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.

mrmopar

Hello friend nice to see you back and safe.

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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.

Terri HarpLady

So you could combine them in a tea pot & get the best of both worlds then? :)

gmathis

I was thinking I might try that this weekend—two side-by-side cups, then dump in a pot in the warmer for the rest of the day.

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75

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).

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 24 OZ / 709 ML

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