This is the second post in my teabag face-off between PG Tips and Yorkshire Gold (which I keep wanting to call Yukon Gold so sorry if I slip up – please take note that this is not a potato review). Again, one teabag, 4 minutes in a preheated 6 oz cup, tried straight and then with additives.
This tea bag clocks in at 3.4g. Exciting to know, right? Anyway, this one brews up a bit lighter and clearer than the PG Tips. It’s still dark but I can vaguely see the bottom of the cup. It smells very similar to the PG Tips, too but it has an almost fruity sweet touch as a top note. Tasting it with no additives, it’s pretty true to the smell. It’s nutty and a little flat with a bit of a sticky bitter end taste. Not as chewy or heavy tasting as the PG Tips, this one has a faint sweet note to it. Adding some sugar and half & half makes this one smooth out on the end taste and gives it a less flat flavor while it keeps that higher note of sweetness.
Overall, not an exciting tea but this one wins for me hands down both with and without additives. While it isn’t as thick as PG Tips, it’s got a bit of a fuller flavor that doesn’t need as much help to make palatable. I don’t feel near as guilty making the husband drink this but I definitely wouldn’t want to force it on him daily.