Yorkshire Tea Traditional

This page is for the caffeinated version. See also Yorkshire Tea Decaf.

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Brand:Yorkshire Tea
Style:Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Blend
Loose/teabag:Teabag
Product page:Yorkshire Tea Traditional

This tea's info last updated: Feb. 23, 2018

Commercial Description

A proper brew – pure and simple. We pay fair prices for really good tea from farms in Africa and India, to make a lovely blend that’s big on flavour, seriously refreshing and kind to the people who grow it.

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Reviewer pic64 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
(262 reviews) on

Yorkshire is a basic, moderately strong, reasonably tasty, unassuming black-tea blend—nothing special, but still just bold enough to sneak into the upper 40th percentile of bagged black teas I've had.

The dry-bag aroma and in-cup smell and taste can be described the same way: plain, short on standout notes or character, but with a flavor quite stronger than the aromas. Leaves are chopped finely in-bag, and the cup brews up dark, quickly. The taste did change with time during each sip, starting out somewhat astringent and turning bitter, then staying mostly bitter throughout a rather lengthy aftertaste. Despite the noticeable bitterness in the end, it was also sweeter overall than many straight black teas. I found this to be remarkably similar to Farmer Brothers black tea, a food-service product commonly found in hotels and motels here in the U.S. Similarly, I'll assess it as a good deal better than most food-service teas or Lipton, but a distinct step down from the best bagged black teas (like several Murchie's offerings).

I scaled "value" down some, since most of the in-store boxes I've seen have been markedly costlier than comparable bagged black teas (such as Bigelow English Breakfast or Farmer Bros.). Perhaps the value is better in jolly ol' England, where this blend apparently has a jolly ol' following, without the "imported specialty" markup.
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Reviewer pic80 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
(21 reviews) on

Good stuff, mate! You Brits got some good OLLLLLLLLE tea!! This tea is good for sweet tea, or with just a little milk. This is better than their Yorkshire Gold, strangely. Bedtime Brew is a good version, as well.
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Reviewer pic93 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
(5 reviews) on

I prefer this brand to PG Tips (though I will still drink the latter without a doubt). Strong, filling and tasty with milk and sugar.
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Reviewer pic77 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
(24 reviews) on

Nice aroma & flavourin this Orange Pekoe by Taylors of Harrogate. Good choice Sergeant Brody & Jessica.
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Reviewer pic63 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
(6 reviews) on

This is my go to every-day tea. Its strong and not-overly-bitter and I enjoy it with lots of milk and sugar.

I prefer it to PG Tips as well and enjoy it much more than the other every-day-teas such as Tetley that I have encountered.
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Reviewer pic77 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
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Bold flavor but not harsh. I like tea without sugar or milk.
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Reviewer pic80 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
(10 reviews) on

This was my go to afternoon tea until I tasted the Yorkshire Gold. Lovely, intriguing aromas and rich body. Great with a splash of milk. N.B.: This tea MUST be kept in an airtight container as it fades away very quickly when left in the box.
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Reviewer pic63 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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A lot of people seem to compare this to PG Tips, so I will continue the tradition. I will say, the two teas definitely are in the same style: a strong English-style breakfast tea. But, hands down, this tea absolutely toasts PG Tips, in spite of the fact that it came in a normal, flat tea bag, and the PG Tips I've had has all been in the superior pyramid bags.

Deep, with a strong malty richness. Pleasingly bitter. A strong tea, and yet, without the harshness that comes in the aftertaste of most teas of this strength. I found this tea to be significantly less harsh than PG Tips.

This would not be my choice of an everyday tea, but in its style, for something available in bulk teabags, it's the best I've tried yet.
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