Friday, May 8, 2015

Tea Review: Yorkshire Tea

Yorkshire Tea by Taylor's of Harrogate

The other day I mentioned stopping at the grocery store. In the tea aisle we found a tea suggested by a few Facebook friends. It's called Yorkshire Tea
We have three types at our store. The one is not listed on the Yorkshire website.

This morning I got Haley and Lanie to help with a review.

And Away We Brew...

Haley, Kirsten, Lanie, 2 or more, Xyra

What's brewing this morning?
I thought we try the new Yorkshire.
Yorkshire tea comes in square tagless bags - unwrapped and in a paper box, so we transferred the bags to this tin and marked it with a cut out from the original box.
These are interesting bags.  I like them.
Get the pot.
Where is the clear pot?
Oh, it's in the dishwasher being washed.
Okay. We'll use the green one. Won't be able to see it until poured. I hope we get it timed right.
Do you think we should take out the infuser?
Nah. Leave it there. It will be easier to remove the bag then.
You have a point. in it goes.
Water, please.
Got it!
Time set.
The box notes that Yorkshire tea is a secret blend of Assam and African teas.
Oooo, secret mysterious.
It also says a rich and refreshing black tea.
Looking forward to this one. I've got the cups assembled.
How much time is left?
One minute!
Done! I'll remove the infuser.
Be careful.
It smells wonderful! Rich and warm and comforting.
Has a rich dark color too.

First Taste: Nothing Added

Wow! Love this!
Kind of reminds me of an oolong.
Will make a great iced tea in the summer.

Second Taste: Sweetened

What are you taking in your tea?
Agave syrup, please. (upper right cup)
Radish honey. (left cup)
I'll have turbinado sugar. (bottom cup with tea)
Hmmm, the agave syrup is really sweet.  Softens the maltiness a bit. Major change in flavor from the plain.
The radish honey is good. The tea takes on the candy corn flavor of the honey, but is really smooth.
The turbinado sugar adds a hint of molasses to the tea. Very good. Lightens the bold flavor.

Third Taste: Sweet with Milk

Oh, very nice. Very creamy!
Now it reminds me of the Bit o' Honey candy. (giggles) But much easier on the teeth.
Ahhh, just perfect!

End Result: Three (Four) Thumbs Up

This is a really good tea blend if you like bold flavor.
The tea blend is good plain or with any combination of your favorite additions.
Yeah, merges well with different sweeteners and milk.

Happy sipping!

Stop again soon! Have a nice day!

Note:  Tea Time with Melody Q is not affiliated with American Girl, Yorkshire Tea, or Taylors of Harrogate. The above review was unsoliceted and contains our honest thoughts and opinions. Links are provided for educational and informative purposes. No purchase is required.



  1. Cute post! :) That tea looks delicious! I might try it sometime. :)

    1. It is a good tea. Look on the top or bottom shelf. :)

  2. Two other English teas for you to try (If you haven't already) Typhoo and PG Tips. Typhoo can be hard to find in the US, but they did sell PG Tips at a grocery store near me, if you need some and can't find it, let me know! I'm not a tea drinker, but my BFF is and she loves both of these.

    1. I'll put them on the list to try. :) Will keep you posted on the search.

    2. Wegmans has PG Tip . I think I have some...

    3. Nice! Thank you for the tip on PG Tips. :) I'll check out Wegmans next time I'm out that way.

  3. We only have one variety of Gold at our Wegmans, what is the difference between the two? Yours is $1.50 cheaper, too! This is the only non-specialty tea I will drink hot now. I love the aftertaste. I put water in one of my large latte cups and nuke it with the teabag in it for four minutes. Lol. I drink it with 1/2 and 1/2 and regular white sugar. I can't drink our organic sugar in it because it tastes too much like brown sugar.

    1. Xyra here...LOL you nearly made me fall off my chair. I have to admit the one spot where I am kind of snob about my tea is in the heating of the water. However, I don't begrudge anyone their tea traditions and when not in my own kitchen...beggars can't be too choosy. :)

      The red is a blend of Assam and African teas while the Gold is a different blend of tea gathered from three tea origins. I don't think there is a difference between the two boxes of gold. Or I can't remember it. Will have to check again next time I am at teh store.

    2. Oh, okay. I thought the other box was regular Yorkshire tea. We only have regular Yorkshire and Gold at our Wegmans.

    3. And I knew the nuking would make your toes curl. I am so evil :)

    4. The red is regular.

      Hahaha! Good one. :)