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Like PG Tips,this is another “Oh, I can’t believe I found this English tea in my grocery store!” purchase. I had thought about buying this on Amazon and now I don’t have to.

This tastes very similar to PG Tips, and the Kenyan tea added to the blend makes those teas distinctive from other English Breakfast teas I’ve had. It’s bold and robust, but there is just something missing here. It just doesn’t seem flavorful enough compared to the similar PG Tips-especially considering the bit of tannic bite. I’ve tried brewing at 2,3, and 4 minutes. Leery about going 5 minutes with a bag of this-getting so much caffeine as it is. It’s not bad, but I am doubting that I’ll buy this again. The same store had Yorkshire Gold-maybe I’ll try that next.

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Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
TeaBrat

I’ve had the Yorkshire Gold and didn’t think it was terrific. I don’t know if ever got around to rating it.

TeaEqualsBliss

Amy Oh – the first one I had was like…why is everyone LOVING this? But since then I have had better experiences…I totally see what you mean :)

TeaEqualsBliss

I just noticed I didn’t review that either…not there anyways…perhaps it was a double listing…I’ll check :P

Scott B

People really love this red-I expected more out of it even though it’s bagged tea. Does the Gold taste much different than the Red?

TeaEqualsBliss

I don’t think I have tried the Gold :(

Scott B

I think it’s only about $5 for a box of Gold-I probably can’t resist even if it’s not that memorable.

TeaEqualsBliss

I hear ya! :) LOL

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TeaBrat

I’ve had the Yorkshire Gold and didn’t think it was terrific. I don’t know if ever got around to rating it.

TeaEqualsBliss

Amy Oh – the first one I had was like…why is everyone LOVING this? But since then I have had better experiences…I totally see what you mean :)

TeaEqualsBliss

I just noticed I didn’t review that either…not there anyways…perhaps it was a double listing…I’ll check :P

Scott B

People really love this red-I expected more out of it even though it’s bagged tea. Does the Gold taste much different than the Red?

TeaEqualsBliss

I don’t think I have tried the Gold :(

Scott B

I think it’s only about $5 for a box of Gold-I probably can’t resist even if it’s not that memorable.

TeaEqualsBliss

I hear ya! :) LOL

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Started drinking tea for health benefits maybe 5 years ago-exclusively bagged tea. Usually went for various Celestial Seasonings type of stuff. I bought a tea infuser at a gourmet shop once and then I realized there was almost no loose tea available. Eventually tiring of bags, I started ordering loose tea online and I have never gone back. Initially, I was exploring all the wild and exotic flavor combinations, but now I mostly drink straight teas. I still enjoy blended teas-but prefer those without “flavoring”. Hope to learn here and find some new teas I might not otherwise find. Am a vegan, so “milk” generally means “soymilk” to me. If it’s almond, rice, or coconut, I will mention that fact.

I am new here, and new to reviewing tea. Many of my initial reviews will be from memory and may not be very detailed at all. I hope to write more informative reviews on current and future teas.

I won’t let external factors affect my rating of the tea-such as slow shipping, too expensive, etc. I’ll mention any customer service problems in my reviews. I also won’t let my mistakes in not following the seller’s recommended parameters affect a rating. I can’t believe people who say “I forgot about it and oversteeped it” and then give it a rating. If I brew outside the parameters, I will wait until I brew it right before I give it a rating.

TEMPORARY RATING SYSTEM- Don’t hold me to these numbers and descriptions-like George Bluth, I like to tweak.

90+ It’s awesome, right?? I’ll probably try to keep it on hand.

80-89 – I really like this and will buy it again at some point, but there are so many teas to try!

70-79 – This is a pretty good tea and I may buy it again based on my mood, what tea store I am buying from, and what kind of deal I can get.

60-69 – This is okay. I finished the bag. I would drink it again if offered, but would not buy it again.

40-59 – IF I finished the bag, I recall this tea thinking “Why in the hell did I finish the bag?”

1-39 – Did not finish the bag. Maybe not even the cup. Tea was given away or discarded.

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