Harrogate Yorkshire Black Loose Leaf Tea is a full bodied blend with a rich, deep color and will return some to the dales of Yorkshire.
You may never have tasted a cup of tea quite like this one! A blend of Flowery Tippy Orange Pekoe and Broken Orange Pekoe black teas from China, Kenya and India. This full bodied tea has a rich deep flavor which becomes golden bright when milk is added.
We should know a thing or two about this fine tea as it is the home town of our very own “Tea Lady”. Why does a small town in North Yorkshire have a tea named after it I hear you ask? Harrogate is well known for its water, the prime ingredient in a fresh hot cuppa!
Tea and Harrogate have a shared history dating back to almost the first recorded instance of tea consumption in Britain. Harrogate is home to many ancient wells the most famous being Tewitt Well, which was discovered by William Slingsby during the 1700’s. He believed the water had healing properties and the ability to cure almost anything. The town became a Spa centre where the rich and famous bathed in and drank the waters consuming a few cups of tea along the way.
Needless to say Harrogate is also famous for the teashops and a visit to the town is not complete without a visit to Betty’s for tea and a plate of their superb pastries.
Yorkshire people are renowned for being honest and saying it just how it is or “calling a spade a spade” as it were. This is a great morning tea/afternoon tea, but brilliant for curling up on your couch with too. You will never have felt better than you do after a cup (or two, maybe three) of Yorkshire tea. You may never drink any other tea ever again!
20 to 25 cups of tea can be made from 2 oz of loose leaf tea.
Steep this tea multiple times as loose leaf teas have far more flavor than traditional tea bags due to the superior quality and freshness. Tea strength is a personal decision, so please experiment to determine your preferences.
Use boiling water and allow your Harrogate Yorkshire Tea to steep as little as 3 minutes or as much as 6 minutes. For each of the following steeps use boiling water and double the steep time. Harrogate Yorkshire Tea can be steeped at least 3 times and depending on the steep times, as many as 5 times. Also, consider blending the first steep with the following steeps to balance the tea. If you do not want to drink all the tea, store in fridge for wonderful iced tea.
Store in a dry place.