14 September 2007

A Great Cuppa

A month or so ago, I emailed several tea-drinking friends asking if they could suggest a good brand of everyday, British black tea. A certain Mad One said he thought I might like Yorkshire Gold and I was finally able to give it a try yesterday (found that they carry it at the local Whole Foods Market).

Regardless of the title of his blog, he was perfectly right. This is a practically ideal, "drink it everyday" tea. Great taste and brews up stout enough to take milk & sugar without being too rough and acidic. And if you don't have a Whole Foods Market close by, I've seen it offered via mail order on sites like The British Shoppe (and you can stock up on some Branston Pickle, H.P. Sauce, Liquorice Allsorts, and McVities Digestives while you're there :)

Recommended.

9 comments:

Jan said...

I like tea very much. Thank you for the recommendation. I'll try to find it! AND I'll be in San Antonio tomorrow, where there is a Whole Foods Market!

Grandmère Mimi said...

David is it tea bags or loose tea that you found at Whole Foods?

David said...

These were teabags. I gather that this brand is a lot harder to find as loose tea here in the States...

pj said...

Ooh, sounds good. I like McVities Digestives, too.

Now approve my comment, darn it!

David said...

Yes M'am. Right away M'am...

Wormwood's Doxy said...

David--I buy Brooke Bond loose tea. I like a strong, dark tea with lots of cream and sugar and this one does the trick.

I buy it in bulk from www.qualityspices.com. I'm sure they wonder about that woman in North Carolina who buys six 900g boxes every year...

David said...

A co-worker from India has told me, if I like strong tea that stands up to milk & sugar, that I could also choose the Assam variety of black tea (I've seen Assam tea from Stash in the local supermarket).

Wormwood's Doxy said...

I was told that Brooke Bond *is* from the Assam---but geography was always my worst category in Trivial Pursuit... ;-)

David said...

Well, I'm thinking Brooke Bond Red Label probably is Assam tea, as it's known for being dark and strong (tho' I haven't found anywhere on the web that flat out states just what teas are blended for Red Label). I do know their Green Label is Darjeeling, a light, delicate tea.

BTW, interesting factiod - Brooke Bond Red Label is the best selling tea in India :) And the local Indian grocers here have the loose leaf Red Label for about $3/lb.