Thursday, October 1, 2009

Taylors of Harrogate Tea

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!


  1. That is a really pretty tin. The last tin of Taylors of Harrogate tea I purchased was their World's Best Imperial Tea Room tea. I bought it at the Charleston Place Hotel - it was the tea they served at afternoon tea.

    The brewing directions on the back of the tin ended with "Pour into your favorite cup, add milk, then relax and enjoy." - and it was very good with a splash of milk.

    Wish I was joining you for tea at Holly Cottage - enjoy!

  2. That is a lovely tin indeed, and I've been spelling it wrong, too!

  3. oh that tea sounds good. I like a strong black tea so I imagine that would suit my taste well. i will be on the lookout for it. And the tin is very pretty.

  4. I've had some of the British tea that's like coffee grounds. And it can brew up a bit strong. Personally, I like to drink more cups of tea that is weaker. That way I get hydrated while getting the same amount of actual steeped tea. Good for the health. --Teaternity

  5. Taylors of Harrogate is my favorite decaf tea. Everyone always comments on it. Can't wait to hear the story ~

  6. Angela, what a beautiful tin! You definitely could be a personal shopper - you find the neatest items. Thanks for sharing, Joanie


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