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Spot of Tea: Taylors of Harrogate Yorkshire Gold

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Yorkshire Gold from Taylors of Harrogate is a "luxury blend" of second flush Assam and peak-season East African teas. This is a robust black tea that works well with milk, though given its silky smoothness that's certainly not required. There are hints of cedar and earth; this tea is slightly fruity but mostly savory, perfect for getting your eyes open in the morning.

Taylors of Harrogate also makes a "regular" Yorkshire blend, so we decided to do a side by side comparison. There was a noticeable difference; the regular blend is malty with a sturdy bitter backbone, and not quite as smooth or focused as the Gold. Our conclusion? Sometimes a little luxury is worth it.

Available online 40 tea bags for $5.49. We received a sample for review.

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