Taylors of Harrogate

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According to the pundits I am not supposed to like this tea because A. It’s decaffeinated and B. It comes in a tea bag. Another Steepster reviewer called this tea “bland and tasteless” but I disagree!

Decaf tea does have a bad rep, and with good reason. Most ARE bland and flavorless. The decaf process has simply leached the flavor out and replaced it with hints of chemicals. So I was very surprised by Yorkshire decaffinated. There is plenty of flavor here and good body to enhance the drinking experience. The flavor is malty with hints of camphor that result in a woody flavor that remind me of how freshly sawn red wood smells. I don’t mean “pencil shavings” but an earthy, almost spicy, taste.

This is my first experience with British blended teas and frankly, I am smitten! After my first cup I found myself craving the flavor the next day. I have not tried the cafinated version yet but if it is ever more flavorful than the decaf, I didn’t buy enough!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec 12 OZ / 354 ML

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I had a 20% coupon from a grocery vendor, and got free shipping at a certain point, so I used it for more tea! Wanting something convenient to keep in my desk drawer, I ordered a big ol’ box of these Yorkshire Gold teabags, knowing the worst case scenario would give me something for iced tea.

Not the worst case, at all! I have actually enjoyed many morning cups so far. Nothing fancy, just a brisk, malty blend that brews a deep copper cup of flavor. Perfect for the morning, but I’ve enjoyed several cups after dinner, too.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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I purchased a 4-ounce tin of this to round out an order for free shipping recently, and am quite pleased. I don’t really have a daily go-to, but I like a brisk drink in the morning, and this fits the bill. I have to take the edge off with milk and stevia, and that makes it a perfect cup for me. I steep it at 205° for 4-1/2 minutes for the best cup – or at least the cup I enjoy most.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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Cold brewed because American hotels and hostels suck for the most part at providing hot water for tea. And even when they do at times it tastes like coffee water cause they use the same carafe for coffee! Argh. Anyway, this is quite enjoyable cold. Light and fragrant just like its label says. Perfect black of black tea and bergamot flavor.

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A good strong British tea. A staple for me.

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72

Strong and flavorful with milk. Smoky.

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drank Earl Grey by Taylors of Harrogate
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drank Earl Grey by Taylors of Harrogate
19 tasting notes

I have had this tea for a while but I wasn’t impressed at first. I think my tastebuds were baked by too much strong coffee and nicotine. Since I’ve given up those vices I am enjoying my tea much more. I am not in love with Taylor’s and Harrogate Earl Grey but I do like it very much. The tea base has always seemed a little light to me but the bergamot has a good amount of intensity. Over all the tea has a wonderful floral nose and a light citrus after taste. This tea also holds up well to a second steeping. The second steeping is lighter on the citrus of course but hints of vanilla and actual tea taste come through. Both the first and second steeping are good hot or cold but room temp might be the best of all.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 4 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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drank Earl Grey by Taylors of Harrogate
19 tasting notes

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Top 3 reasons I’ve had…. a distinct difference from any other tea especially the high end brands

Preparation
8 OZ / 236 ML

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10

I don’t generally like this kind of tea, but Amazon sent it to me as a mistake, so I gave it a shot. Was even worse than I expected – had a bad sour taste, with some bitterness. Even adding milk didn’t really help. I ended pouring most of it out. This tea will live in the work kitchen for others to drink. It is a very fine loose leaf – would not recommend for someone using a normal tea ball, needs a very fine strainer.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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90

My favorite tea to date. Fantastic rich, strong flavor. Can be very bitter if steeped too long, but its fine otherwise.

Flavors: Dark Wood

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 7 OZ / 200 ML

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100

I’ve yet to find an Earl Grey that can topple this as my favourite. It’s not too rich, easy on the bitterness, and perfect on its own or with milk.

Flavors: Bergamot

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 7 OZ / 200 ML

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I found this a bit weak in flavor, and I don’t think it was my steeping, but it might have been that I have been drinking fuller flavored tea for a few weeks before this. I’ll have to give it another try. It was just meh for me on first tasting – good but not special.

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85

This is a tea I like serving to guests, since I think it’s a very approachable black tea. I find it malty, strong, and not bitter. It also takes milk and sugar well. It’s not fancy, I don’t find it to be very complicated in its flavors, but is hearty and servicable.

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79

Interesting flavor palate: bitter, malty, with a slight resinous taste. Very strong and filled with caffeine.

Flavors: Brown Toast, Malt, Marine, Resin

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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90

This is a tea that has that “classic” tea aroma when steeping. I would not know how to more precisely describe that smell, but I will add that it is lovely and evocative and reminiscent of long ago rainy mornings in early spring. As for the taste, when two teaspoons of sugar are added, the taste of this tea is absolutely solid, reassuring, traditional, malty delight. This is a tea you can really count on to give you that flavor, that boost, that comfort that you are looking for in your tea. I salute the makers of this tea!

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70

I normally don’t like this kind of breakfast teas, but this one was rather ok.

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80

Bright breakfast tea, with a light flavor.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec 50 g 8 OZ / 236 ML

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60

Water: 8oz

Leaves: tea bag

Measuring Spoon: no

Steep: 5m

Aroma: Citrus

Color: reddish brown

Clarity: slightly cloudy

Taste:Wow, I haven’t done one of these in a while. I picked up this individual tea packet at my local British shop (I live in the US). I never tried a Taylors Of Harrogate Tea, so i thought why not at only $.50. Opening the foil packet I noticed the tea bag is quite large, bigger than your typical bag. The aroma of the steeped cup was citrus accompanied by a reddish brown hue.I let the cup go for 5 minutes as for the taste it was very bitter difficult to drink with out making a face. To see if this cup could be helped I added a packet honey pearls. It helped to greatly reduce the amount of bitterness without altering the flavor profile but not add much sweetness.Overall I didn’t enjoy this tea which also left a dry mouth feel once I finished my cup.

*update: I took the same used tea bag a steeped it in about 2 cups of water & it was much better than the first cup & very light in flavor with no bitterness.

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I’ve been taing this tea for a week now as an english breakfast tea, with a hint of mil and a dessert spoon of honey.

I’m a red version lover of this tea, simply amazing, so I wanted to taste this one.

The thing is that’s too wea for me to do a propper english breakfast, it’s more a more delicate tea, with less caffeine, velvety and weaker. espite all that, I thing that’s a really good choice for someone that wants just this.

I’ll have to taste it alone to see how it tastes without mil and honey.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 5 OZ / 150 ML

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65

Pretty good for a bagged tea blend. Has a pure taste—no additional flavors outside of the black tea fannings used in the blend. I can taste a bit of maltiness to the tea—not unusual for black teas sourced in India.

It was a gift and I enjoyed it, but don’t know if I’d go out of my way for it again.

Flavors: Malt

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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