A good everyday tea, great when I need a pick me up at work.
“I am drinking this tea courtesy of a lovely couple we just met in a stained glass shop. They live in Ireland (he is Irish, she is British) and vacation here every year, and bring their tea with...” Read full tasting note
“When I ran out of PG Tips (which I often drink for my morning tea when I am not interested in subtlety, but just need to wake up), I saw a small box of this at the tea shop and decided to give it a...” Read full tasting note
“I bought this tea at a local English pub with a small shoppe in it selling British goods. A box of this tea, some Quavers, and a Mars bar, and I'm walking out a happy girl after finishing my curry...” Read full tasting note
“Typhoo is one of those brands so identified with the UK that you really want to like it, but it's really weak and flat in comparison to many other brands. It is better than nothing. Anyway, what...” Read full tasting note
You only get an “OO” with Typhoo!
Bursting with OO or something like that. Strong, gloriously strong English Breakfast tea.
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I was running out of tea mid-week, and this was the result of an emergency re-stocking run. My usual go-to for grocery store blacks = Yorkshire, but I already had an 80 count box at home, and I didn’t really want to shell out the money for a duplicate. So I grabbed this, instead. And well, this is probably the best kick in the pants I have ever gotten from a tea. It’s loud, it’s feisty, and it’s kind of crude. Think of feeling drowsy in a bar and having some hooligan suddenly start shrieking beside you. That’s basically the embodiment of this tea. It’s not a gentle wake up call, it’s not going to give you a smooth transition into your morning. This tea is unapologetic and vicious.
I appreciate how strong it is, because let’s face it, Toronto pre-6am? Ughhhh. No thank you. But at the same time, this tea is ridiculously bitter, and it leaves a rather unpleasant aftertaste in my mouth. A woody sensation? Eek. This is definitely at its best with a generous pour of milk, and maybe even a drop of sugar.
I like to keep bagged black tea for the mornings that I can have with milk and sugar, and after trying so many brands, I thought I should finally give Typhoo a try. Well, it’s not bad at all. Nothing special about it, but nothing to complain about either. Standard black tea seems to be a good description. I like this better than PG Tips, which had a woody aftertaste that I was not very fond of.
improbably this tea appeared in our local Canadian grocery store a few months ago & i’ve been hankering to try it. it’s a serviceable tea, a tea drinker’s tea. tastes similar to Red Rose, an old family favourite. it is tea I believe my Yorkshire parents would find acceptable. at 4 minutes steeped, with the addition of one sugar cube & a dollop of milk, it is just the right strength. this is the tea you serve to a person who has had an emotional upset. it will soothe them.