As you guys know from a previous post, I fell in love with tea during a 2013 trip to Alaska and my obsession for tea has grown ever since. From trying to find the perfect Moroccan Mint in the states to discovering a proper English Breakfast. I like to think I’ve tried a large range of teas but there are so many more teas to try. I recently discovered what Pu’er tea is and I’m excited to tell you more about that in the future.
However, no matter how many different varieties I try of my favorite leaf, there is one tea that reigns supreme. No matter what, I always end up going back to it and that tea is Yorkshire Gold. I want to let you know that this post is not sponsored in any way. I am just extremely passionate about this tea and I wanted to share it with you guys!
How do they make Yorkshire Gold? It takes a lot of blending and layering of flavors. The company that produces Yorkshire Tea goes back over 130 years. How cool is that? As you guys know, I love a brand with good heritage. As I was doing research on this brand, I discovered that the tea is tasting at least 8 times to make sure it creates “A Proper Brew”, the slogan for the brand is “Let’s have a proper brew”! They also use sustainable farming practices, how could you not love this brand?!
The Yorkshire Gold blend that I love is a combination of black teas that come from these three places: Assam, Kenya and Rwanda. The tea comes from some of the best tea gardens in the entire world, I mean how cool is that? The blend is similar to an English Breakfast but better. The tea is robust and full of greats flavors. It’s extremely smooth and can either be bold or mild depending on how long it is steeped. It’s a perfect tea to wake up too. The flavors are so nice and almost subtle, but the aftertaste is really what makes this tea great. The flavor lingers and it’s nothing short of magical.
Depending on how you make your tea affects the flavor. Yorkshire tea has taken this into account as well, which is why they have a hard water blend out now as well. Other then water, there is a certain method to make a proper brew and that is to: Boil you water, place your teabag in the mug of your choice, pour the freshly boiled water or in my case the Insta-hot over the tea bag and then steep. I tend to let it steep for about 4 minutes or so. Squeeze out the tea bag to make sure you’re getting all of it’s goodness! Finally, last but not least add your sweetener. To create my perfect cuppa, I simply add about teaspoon or so of agave. I love to switch up my sweetener and use honey quite a bit as well. It’s my favorite way to wake up in the morning and the only way I actually wake up!
Do you have a tea that you just can’t stop drinking or that you’re obsessed with? If your answer is YES, leave the brand in a comment below! I always love to try new tea.