Taylors of Harrogate Tea. I now see it's "Taylors," with no apostrophe, not "Taylor's," so I've been spelling it wrong for years!
I found this tin of tea at Homegoods over the weekend and fell in love with its beautiful design. This tea is also the delicious brand served by our new Holly Cottage Tea Room in Newnan. (Today, by the way, my co-workers and I begin a new monthly tradition of taking tea together on the first Thursday of each month. I can't wait!) This tea reminds me in texture of the London Cuppa brand, which resembles coffee grounds. I used a full teaspoon of tea in the first cup I made and mercy, was it strong! The next time I used half a teaspoon, steeped it for three minutes, and it was just the strength I like.
Here is how the tin describes the tea: "TEA ROOM BLEND LEAF TEA -- In India each tea garden has its own special blend, traditionally known as 'bungalow tea,' which is served to visitors. This inspired our blenders to create a Taylors signature tea, using top quality teas from India and Africa to give this blend a rich, full-bodied and deeply satisfying taste." Tomorrow, I will share something I learned just this week about Taylors of Harrogate tea and Africa. It's a story of hope, and I hope you'll want to hear it!