The love of tea among the people of the UK and Ireland is something of a cliché, but like most clichés, it’s based in truth. You won’t find a home anywhere with no tea in its cupboards. Even those who don’t drink tea (yes, believe it or not, they exist!), will have some teabags on standby in the kitchen cupboard, ready to brew up just in case somebody comes to visit. Often the second thing house guests hear, after “Hello”, is “Would you like a cup of tea?”
Usually, this will mean your host handing you a cup of a popular blend such as Lyons, Barry’s or Yorkshire Tea. And great though these tea blends are, true connoisseurs might prefer something a little more special. If you want to start your day with a really satisfying cup of tea, or if you’re expecting tea-loving visitors, we’ve got just the thing: Taylor’s of Harrogate’s English Breakfast Tea.
Unlike some of our other Taylor’s products, such as their Ceylon or Darjeeling teas, this English Breakfast tea is a blend of two different varieties of tea leaf. It contains the same Assam tea you will find in their single-variety product, as well as African leaves. The Assam leaves give this blend a deep, rich malty base, which is complemented by the bright, zesty notes from the African tea.
Now, just because this is called English Breakfast tea, it doesn’t mean you can only drink it with breakfast! It is a strong, hearty brew which is great as a morning pick-me-up, but it’s totally up to you when you drink it – there’s no law against enjoying it in the afternoon or evening! No matter when you choose to drink it, it always hits the spot.
If you’re looking for an upgrade from your usual tea of choice, Taylors of Harrogate’s English Breakfast might be what you’re looking for. As soon as you see the beautiful packaging, you know you’re in for something a cut above the standard fare. It contains 20 tea bags, each one wrapped in its own paper sleeve to keep it fresh. The tea bags also have a drawstring and a tag attached, so they’re perfect for for making a single cup at a time. But of course, if you want to make tea for more than one person, the bags also work great in a teapot.