Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Culinary Teas
Few teas have such rich fullness and flavor. Yorkshire Harrogate has a lightly astringent cup becomes golden bright on milk. A traditional tea that befits a Yorkshire man!
For many tea drinkers out there – this is the kind of blend that they think of when they think of tea. It is good and strong. As in STRONG! This is the kind of tea that you’ll reach for time and time again when you want something that will invigorate you and get you going. A perfect morning cuppa!
This is definitely a masculine kind of tea, and yet, I’m discovering a wonderful complexity to this full-flavored cup. Yes, it is an incredibly bold cup of tea, I am not finding it to be too strong. Layers of flavor! A wonderful sweetness that is somewhat caramel-y (which is further enhanced by the malty tones), as well as a honey-esque sweetness.
The malty tones not only highlight the caramel-like flavors to this cup, but also its biscuit-y tones that remind me of a freshly baked loaf of yeasty bread. And despite its robust nature, it is quite smooth. It doesn’t have a strong bitter note (although I do taste a hint of savory bitterness toward mid-sip, it does not offer a powerful bite), and there is a fair amount of a slightly dry astringency. If you find the astringency to be a bit too much (I do not), it can be softened significantly with the addition of milk. In fact, it takes to this addition quite well (a drizzle of honey is quite nice too) Overall, I’m finding this to be a well-rounded cup of tea.
A right proper brew, this Yorkshire Harrogate!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!
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