My morning kickstart for what’s going to be a keep-a-stiff-upper-lip sort of day. In the roller coaster that is geriatric medicine, it has been determined that Mom is mobile enough to come home. By complete strangers who don’t know that her chief caregiver is an 81-year-old rheumatoid arthritic who hasn’t had much sleep for a week. I’ll just step off the soapbox right there. (Have I thanked all of you recently for putting up with all the angst and tooth-gnashing that has accompanied my notes lately? I need to.)

Reading through others’ notes on this one…much being said about how stout and occasionally bitter it is. As a die-hard Assam lover, this is right smack in the middle of my tasty zone. Wheat toast in a cup. A little nourishment to remind me that “those who wait upon the Lord…will walk and not grow weary.” Or if you prefer Winston Churchill, a little boost so I can Keep Plodding On.

teawing

No need to worry about the angst, anyone who deals with insurance, healthcare, and the aged has reason to say anything to feel better. Let it all out, we are friends here.
I had Yorkshire gold with dinner and after dinner just last night. It is a reliable stiff cup. I do think I like the regular red label better thought…

ScottTeaMan

What’s the difference between this one and the red label?

teawing

The red label, is just Yorkshire Tea, it is heartier, rougher on the edges. A more “in your face assam.” The Gold is softer to me, maybe more refined, elegant.
The red’s after taste is longer, and something I personally enjoy with a good assam. I want it to stay with me till I take another sip.

I hope that helps…

K S

Wondered about the red myself. Thanks for the explanation. Glad I got the gold! It is about as in your face as my face can handle.

gmathis

Sounds like a run back to TJ Maxx at first opportunity to hunt down the red label.

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teawing

No need to worry about the angst, anyone who deals with insurance, healthcare, and the aged has reason to say anything to feel better. Let it all out, we are friends here.
I had Yorkshire gold with dinner and after dinner just last night. It is a reliable stiff cup. I do think I like the regular red label better thought…

ScottTeaMan

What’s the difference between this one and the red label?

teawing

The red label, is just Yorkshire Tea, it is heartier, rougher on the edges. A more “in your face assam.” The Gold is softer to me, maybe more refined, elegant.
The red’s after taste is longer, and something I personally enjoy with a good assam. I want it to stay with me till I take another sip.

I hope that helps…

K S

Wondered about the red myself. Thanks for the explanation. Glad I got the gold! It is about as in your face as my face can handle.

gmathis

Sounds like a run back to TJ Maxx at first opportunity to hunt down the red label.

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Somebody asked me once when I became a tea junkie; I think it dates back to college when I needed caffeine for a 7 a.m. class but chose not to do coffee. My favorite teapot is a medium-sized Brown Betty given to me by my Mema; the painted flowers are chipping off, but the size and feel is perfect. I rejoice when I get a morning to brew a pot of loose tea starting with a kettle; not a bag and a hot pot.

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