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I know we all know this…but…COVID has changed EVERYTHING. One of the few things I can still find welcoming, familiar, understanding, and comforting is a great cuppa tea.

For this review – I have decided to jump back in the ring with Yorkshire Harrogate from Cup of CommuniTea (formerly TeaLeafs in Williamsville, NY).

The origin of Yorkshire Harrogate – a bold black tea – is from regions in India, Kenya, and China. It has a RICH fullness and flavor to it that also offers a slight astringency.

BOLD…I NEED BOLD these days. I need a solid start to my day. I need a good, swift kick in the pants to continue many of these days. Yorkshire Harrogate from Cup of CommuniTea.

I long for the day when this virus is over. When people don’t have to worry about whether or not they are going to ‘get it’ or ‘pass it on to a loved one’. When we can function like we used to – eventho I think there will be a ‘new normal’ but whatever that ‘new normal’ might be. I can’t wait to get out and about again. When I can travel to some of my favorite tea shops again and discover new ones, too. For now, a simple yet flavorful tea is where I can find normalcy in something.

Another hope I have – is to hear back from Cup of CommuniTea and see if I might be able to do an interview about the name change and business as a whole. In the meantime, I will continue to write reviews of their amazing tea!

Want to Know More About This Tea?

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Cup of Communitea


Origin: India, Kenya, China Ingredients: Black tea Rich fullness and flavor. A light astringent cup becomes golden bright with milk

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Malty Biscuit Brew/Yorkshire Tea

Hello, my dear tea lovers. I will admit that I spend way too much time online looking for new teas to try. I almost have a mountain of teas but somehow I obtain more. And this time on my search I have found a very interesting blend, a blend that mimics the indulgent practice of biscuits and tea by Yorkshire Tea.

Now I want to say that this brew has no actual biscuit in it for the biscuit flavor comes from the natural vanilla that they use in combination with a blend of black teas. The vanilla that they use is of the nutty variety and it does actually taste like I have eaten it with a biscuit! It is nice and comforting without having too much of the vanilla flavoring (it only makes up 3% of this blend) to the point where it is just a hint of “biscuit” flavor.

Now sadly, this brew isn’t sold in American markets all that often so the easiest way is to get this brew from Amazon and I got a 40 count box for about $7. Now keep in mind, this seems to be a UK exclusive so if you do decide to order, you will have to wait a bit because of overseas shipping. But mine (I ordered from the Amazon seller Spellbound from England) came nicely packed and the box is brand new and has a best by date of 08/2020 though I doubt it will last till then.

If you want the tea and biscuit experience on the go I say this is a great option! It is warm and cozy and even if you are not the biggest fan of vanilla, like myself, I am sure you will enjoy it. It is also versatile as well for you can have it with milk for more of a biscuit-like flavor or without. So if you are after a cup of cozy but don’t have the biscuit or you are on the go I fully recommend this tea!

See you for the next cuppa!

Want to Know More About This Tea?

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Yorkshire Tea via Amazon


A proper satisfying brew Meet our Biscuit Brew – all the happiness of tea and biscuits, without the biscuit! It’s the comforting taste of Yorkshire Tea with a smattering of malty sweetness, for a satisfying treat that doesn’t get crumbs on your jumper. Especially lovely with milk. By Appointment to HRH The Prince of Wales Suppliers of Beverages, Taylors of Harrogate North Yorkshire

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Yorkshire Tea from Taylors of Harrogate

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black, Assam, African

Where to Buy: British Isles

Tea Description:

A proper tasting cuppa. Pure and simple.

Founded in 1886, Taylors of Harrogate is an independent family business, dedicated to the pleasures of good tea and coffee. The family business has been buying and blending fine teas for over a century.

In every cup of their tea you can taste the skill, creativity and craftsmanship of Taylors’ tea blenders. Taylors’ employees visit tea estates personally to select only the finest seasonal hand-plucked teas.

By investing in long-term partnerships and paying fair prices, Taylors is able to make a positive difference to the quality of the teas and the lives of the growers. The company is a member of the Ethical Tea Partnership and is committed to the ethical sourcing of tea.

Every year Taylors donates at least £100,000 (approx. $190,000) to environmental and community projects overseas. Since 1990 Taylors has planted over 3 million trees across the world with the charity Oxfam.

Learn more about this tea here:  Loose   Bagged

Taster’s Review:

This is quite simply the perfect English tea! 

A very dear friend of mine, from the UK, sent me a huge box of this tea awhile back and I was surprised when I discovered it was not just some regular ol bland black tea! Imagine my shock and horror that a bagged tea could be so rich, malty, and delicious!

This tea also does come in loose leaf so I provided links to both, but if you look around the site a little you will find you can get it in different quantities as well. My b

ox has 160 bags and on those days when I just can’t seem to navigate my tea stash, let alone, proper brewing, I grab a bag of Taylors and Harrogate Yorkshire and all is right with the world!

This tea is rich, complex enough, and has just the right amount of malty flavor to kick me into high gear in the mornings. It has a rich full mouthfeel and the tea itself is quite robust! Yet, it is not bitter whatsoever and the astringency that exists within the cup is the right kind of astringency that should be there in a fine black tea!

Of course being a good bold tea it can take well to cream, milk, sweeteners, anything you may want to add to it.

Now I did link one of many places to purchase this tea, however it can be found in many places both online and in stores. I have seen it in many of my local markets, as well as at our local British Shop.

If you are looking for the perfect English style tea to sever for a tea party, a cream tea, high tea, ANY kind of “tea” situation or celebration, get some of this. Its just as they say, “A proper tasting cuppa. Pure and simple.”