Taylors of Harrogate

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Had to try this one from the tea box. It tasted sort of watery and not great hot, but I also gave it a rather short steep, like I do with most black teas. I added milk and drank it cold, and it tasted kind of like cookies. It’s a mild black tea, but enjoyable. I can see why this one is so popular!

Mastress Alita

Yorkshire and Yorkshire Gold are my go-to for a bagged breakfast tea.

AJRimmer

I was pleasantly pleased! If I drank caffeinated teas more often, I might consider keeping some around.

gmathis

I like this version better than Yorkshire Gold. Good, sturdy stuff.

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There is a vlogger I follow that seems to really love this tea. Not a tea vlogger, but someone who more recently got into tea. So, I’m not going to take her too seriously, but this sounded like something I needed to try. It’s also called “Malty Biscuit”, and it’s a flavored black, comes in tea bags, not loose. Take all this together, and I think what we have here is a “fun tea.” Not something that you’d spend time analyzing flavors, color, consistency, etc. Just boil some water, pour over tea bag in a mug and wait 5 minutes. Pour some milk in there and done.

And I have to say, it’s tasty. Comforting. Easy to like. I can definitely detect the tea biscuit in there – more like the cracker-y, cookie-like things rather than a tea biscuit/scone. I’ve been having a mug of it with breakfast, but I can see having it in the afternoon for a little mood and energy boost. Seeing as how it’s not that readily available here in the US – other than a couple of specialty stores that had outrageously high prices – I ended up ordering it through the evil Amazon empire. I really wanted to try it.

The price kind of bugs me – 12 bucks for 40 tea bags. I mean, not too bad, but not great. Besides, I have Cookie from Lupicia, which is different, but satisfies my baked good jones like no other. I mean, Cookie is the most amazing flavored black I’ve ever had. So, maybe I would get this tea again IF I ever see it around (Home Goods, maybe?), but not sure I’d go out of my way to order it again. It’s good, but not Cookie good.

Flavors: Baked Bread, Cookie, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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72

Very pleasant red berry flavor, not too sour from hibiscus. A solid, fruity entry.

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Working on Sipping this down I have close to 250g of this go go through. This is one I forget about a lot. It’s a nice malty breakfast tea. Today’s cup has just a tiny splash of oat milk in it. I should reach for this one more I just usually don’t have time to make tea in the mornings.

Flavors: Malt

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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99

This tea is delightful. Rarely do I go for flavoured or fruity teas, as many taste like hibiscus. This tea has such a full blackberry flavor and the elderflower adds a delicate touch and is aromatic. If you are a passion fruit tea lover, you may really like this.

Flavors: Blackberry

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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70

Not sure about this one. It’s intense. A bit thick. I understand why milk and sugar is traditionally a must. Not sure I’d reach for this repeatedly. I first read about this blend on the Harney’s site and was curious about it. When I saw it boxed in bags at the grocery store I thought I’d give it a try. Can’t really recommend it without extra tastings.

Flavors: Cut Grass, Toffee, Tree Fruit

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 6 min, 0 sec 3 g 10 OZ / 295 ML

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90

I don’t normally gravitate towards bagged teas as much anymore. I was drawn by the design on the box and I am a sucker for rose teas so I decided to give it a try. I am so GLAD I did. It is delicious. There is an artificial rose taste to it but it reminds me of rose candy and rose drink I grew up drinking as a child. I love it! It brought me back to those rosy days.

Flavors: Lemon, Rose

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drank Earl Grey by Taylors of Harrogate
620 tasting notes

One of the teas Jack sent up with my birthday present. I’m surprised by how quickly I’ve gone through them! This is my second to last teabag of the Earl Grey, and I’m finding myself wishing I had more. It’s nothing mind blowing or super unique, but it’s a really nice EG with a good balance between the tea and the bergamot and it goes down well. It’s one of those teas that is just really easy to drink, you know? It’s not bergamot-mad like the Clipper EG I like so much, but it’s also not as weak as most bagged teas. If I were in the market for a quick and easy Earl Grey, I think this would be a top contender. Especially if I get more freebies!

Preparation
Boiling

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100

PSA*** the international version of this tea is NOT the same as the UK version. I will rate based on the UK version.

An excellent, strong, rich, full-bodied tea. There’s a reason it has become the UK’s most popular tea. There are many UK sites that sell it. You don’t need to steep this for very long to get a truly excellent cup of tea. I would definitely take this tea with milk.

NB The version sold in Australia (and likely elsewhere) is packed in the UAE from an entirely different blend of black teas. The company is quite transparent about this – they’ve claimed “regional tastes” and also environmental issues re transporting African tea to the UK then to Australia. Whatever the reason, it sadly results in an inferior and much weaker tea than the original.

Flavors: Malt, Round , Tea

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec
Nattie

I had no idea the UK version was different! I’m always surprised when international tea people aren’t a fan… that makes so much sense!!

istara

I can’t tell you how disappointed I was! I’ve since ordered the proper stuff from the UK but the shipping is so slow.

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Faint aroma of green tea from the dry leaf. Black tea blend aroma in the brewed tea.

Good blend of black tea. The flavour is a bit weak but with a longer infusion, I would be concerned that the bitter note becomes more pronounced. This brew would benefit with some milk added and the package in which it came recommends this.

Holds up well with a splash of milk (semi-skimmed). The bitter note is balanced out with the creaminess of the milk and the tea could probably stand for a longer infusion.

Flavors: Bitter

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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88

Thank you for a freebie of this one, AJRimmer — especially as you only had a few and liked it so much.  I was having chocolate cream pie for dessert, and thought this would be an excellent pairing.  Yup.  What a unique delicious flavor.  I tried a sip before looking at the ingredient list and was surprised at the uniqueness of the berry!    I don’t think I’ve had a tea with this specific berry flavor yet – and I can distinctly taste the raspberry AND blackberry. Looking at the list of ingredients (and bright red brew), I thought I’d hate it.  But no!  It does have an authentic buzzy, earthy raspberry/blackberry flavor with just enough of a tart boost from the hibiscus.  It tastes like those jelly candies with the sprinkles coating them that are raspberry and blackberry flavored and look like raspberries and blackberries — had them once, not sure what they are called. The second steep the next night was purple in color rather than the bright red, and that lovely flavor was also mostly missing, so it was perfect that first steep… wouldn’t really bother with a second. I wouldn’t mind having some of this around (especially to pair with chocolate cream pie.)  This would also be good adding some vanilla ice cream to the mug. (Try it, AJRimmer!) 
Steep #1  // 18 minutes after boiling  // 2 minute steep
Steep #2  // just boiled //  3-4 min

Nattie

Vanilla ice cream in tea is a new one for me! Oooooh I have ideas :D

AJRimmer

I have some Tillamook chocolate ice cream that’s pretty decadent, so I might have to give that combo a try! I’m glad you enjoyed this one too!

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89

Got a box of this for super cheap at TJ Maxx this fall, and it’s much better than I thought it would be! The berry flavor is tart and pleasant. It’s not the same as all the typical bagged berry tea flavors. I really enjoy having a cold mug of this one in the morning. I only have a few bags left, and this is one I’ll miss when it’s gone.

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90

Having my third pot of the tea right now, this brew surely packs a punch on the first steep with a strong flavour to it and is always accompanied by a gorgeous boquet of flowery notes with a fruity hint to them. The second steep is a lot more mellow, the flavours more balanced and the aforementioned flower notes are more pronounced throughout the cup.
Loses flavour and color on the subsequent steep, so it’s not worth it to go for a third one, really. Nonetheless, this one is definitely a winner on both of the steeps, the first for the morning to wake up, the second to enjoy the truly complex brew that this is.

Flavors: Earth, Flowers, Fruity, Smooth

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 41 OZ / 1200 ML

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84

A delightful infusion with lots of sweet jasmine notes through the whole brewing/drinking process.

The nose is as if you were walking through a garden with jasmine in the air.
I’ve always oversteeped green tea in the past but this 2 minutes was right on the money to pull out the delicate green tea flavor but nothing more. This has a soft and delicate balance between the floral nose and slight tannin bite on the finish. It is well done and I would stock this as an easy-drinker or to enjoy with some Asian cuisine.

Flavors: Jasmine, Tannic

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 g 10 OZ / 295 ML

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71

This is a straightforward chamomile tea. Difficult taste to describe but if you have brewed it in the past you are likely already familiar with this flowery, herbacious and slightly sweet infusion.

The Taylor’s reminds me of my mother, who religiously bought Celestial Seasonings teas for me in my youth. This was perfect for teatime in the late evening as it is more of a health benefit with no caffeine. I would have no qualms sharing a cup of this tea with her so as far as I am concerned it passes the test to be enjoyed. Chamomile is not my favorite, but for the nostalgia if nothing else, I must say it is fine.

Flavors: Fennel

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 6 min, 15 sec 2 g 10 OZ / 295 ML

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55

10oz out of tea for one pot/mug.

Light, aromatic, and pleasant. Fairly mild and one-dimensional, which to some can be a good thing. So light I would not dare add anything as it would likely just overpower.

No bite on the peppermint but it’s an herbal infusion, so more of the complimenting notes are a balance of herbs instead of blasting your senses all at once. Less like enjoying a peppermint hard candy but more like smelling a peppermint plant from a few feet away.

It’s all right, and for someone who is after this light taste I could recommend it. As they say though, it’s just not my cup of tea.

Flavors: Herbs, Peppermint

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 g 10 OZ / 295 ML

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drank Earl Grey by Taylors of Harrogate
260 tasting notes

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87
drank Earl Grey by Taylors of Harrogate
260 tasting notes

Let’s be honest, you probably know what Earl Grey tastes like.
How does this iteration stack up? Splendidly.

Bagged, 10oz, 5:30 steep time. This particular steep was perfect, with distinct black tea through the sip and a bergamot rushing in to match it.

I used to drink Twining’s Earl Grey by the box. It got me through college when I just didn’t want coffee. So this was my base for all other Earl Greys.
If I’m being honest, my palate is slightly numb. With a poor sense of smell I am used to overpowering my senses with strong cigar smoke, deep black coffee, and dominating cologne.

Earl Grey is not about that, this is a light and refined blend with balance and a little bite on the finish. I learned from good tea to treat it with tact and it will reward with more nuance and enjoyment.

This is a solid cuppa, and I can’t help but heel happy to serve guests a pot when they ask for this timeless classic. At the end of the day when the curtains draw and it is just family/friends/company around, that is what Earl Grey is to me.
Well done Taylor’s, you’ve stood up to the expectations of memory with a great blending of a classic taste.

Flavors: Bergamot, Tangy, Tea

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 30 sec 2 g 10 OZ / 295 ML

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Preparation
Boiling

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Honestly I could not imagine chamomile and vanilla together. Yeah, an herbal and sweet notes. Weird.

But result is better than I have expected. Although when it comes to chamomile, I rather like the golden buds of it than “hay” – stems, leaves et cetera. There wre maybe one or two flower buds in whole big bag. But in taste it was like classsic camomile tea with sweet aftertaste. But the vanilla was not too strong, so it was not annoying.

This was again a nice surprise. I expected much more sweet notes and annoying chamomile taste. Now, let’s do some school stuff and, let’s celebrate Day of fight for liberty and democracy (and international student’s day).

Flavors: Hay, Herbs, Sweet, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 10 OZ / 300 ML
LuckyMe

Chamomile and vanilla is an intriguing combination. I don’t have this particular tea but I do have vanilla bean that I can mix into my chamomile flowers. Think I’ll give it a go tonight. Thanks for the inspiration!

Martin Bednář

You are welcome. Tell me how was it.

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My friends in Britain got me hooked on this tea- it’s a good, sturdy, strong cuppa tea. It does brew fast, due to the CTC method of the leaves, but it a way it’s a great thing too so I don’t have to wait too long for a good cup of tea in the morning if I’m in a rush. 5 min and it’s good to go! I have noticed it is very bitter if I oversteep it past 5 minutes. Generally it doesn’t bother me as I add milk to balance out the astringency. All in all, very good!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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