4 Tasting Notes
A few years ago I was wandering about my grocery’s store international aisle, they had all sorts of cool stuff, exotic beans and pickles, wine gums, oats from ireland, and tea. They had about 3 different kinds of “exotic” teas from the UK and Ireland. I found them interesting because up to this point I had only been drinking Lipton and other horrible US market teas that we get. The box proudly read “#1 Tea in the UK.” so I thought “Why not? It’s on sale.”
So began the love affair that I have with this tea today. PG Tips has seen me through many a study session, many a cold morning, many a cold afternoon and night, and many through a good morning cuppa. It’s a basic black tea, that’s that but it’s comforting. I just poil my water until the kettle is whistling, throw in a teabag into my mug, pour some water over it and then let it sit for about 5 minutes and then I add some milk. Simply perfect but makes my day so much better.
Overall, there are better teas out there (Yorkshire, Barry’s ,etc.) but PG Tips remains a favorite to me.
Yorkshire tea is by far my favorite tea throughout the day and in the morning. It’s a strong and robust tea that is perfect with some milk and a tiny bit of sugar. It’s always a great way to wake up in the morning. The loose leaf is good too.
Also, I applaud Taylors of Harrogate for exceptional customer service. I liked them on facebook just because they had an interesting page and have some nice stuff and on any question I’ve had they’ve responded promptly and were always quite nice.
Overall my favorite. :D Though a bit difficult to find the in the US. :(
I picked up a box of this tea at random one day when I was shopping. I remembered seeing it in my grandma’s cupboard even though I don’t have any memory of her ever drinking tea, but that’s another story.
This is the tea I go for if I want a simple cup of tea with some lemon in it. I boil the water, throw a lemon slice and tea bag into the mug and steep it for about 5 minutes. It’s been an excellent cup of tea for days when I need a pick me up but don’t want a milky tea. I also drink this if feeling under the weather.
Overall it’s nothing spectacular but it’s a good cup of tea for what it is.