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Impending Yorkshire Tea disaster

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Impending Yorkshire Tea disaster

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Postby Mike4 » November 8th, 2020, 8:37 am

It has come to my attention that all the supermarkets have stopped listing loose leaf Yorkshire Tea in their on-line shopping ranges. Nor do any of them around here stock the stuff in their bricks and mortar shops any longer.

No problem I thought, I'll find it on-line and buy it there. But no, DEEP SHOCK AND HORROR. Yorkshire loose tea cannot be found for sale on-line either. *

My world is falling apart, I only have about four days' supply left. Help! What should I buy instead for a rich, full bodied cuppatea, made the right way i.e. in a teapot???


* I found a few USA sites stocking it, typically £75 deliver charge.

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Re: Impending Yorkshire Tea disaster

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Postby swill453 » November 8th, 2020, 8:54 am

I hear the tea harvest in Whitby failed this year.

Scott.

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Re: Impending Yorkshire Tea disaster

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Postby Mike4 » November 8th, 2020, 8:57 am

swill453 wrote:I hear the tea harvest in Whitby failed this year.

Scott.


How come they are still making the teabags then?!!

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Re: Impending Yorkshire Tea disaster

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Postby UncleEbenezer » November 8th, 2020, 9:19 am

Not a drinker of Yorkshire tea, but I do buy loose-leaf. Usually straightforward Assam, but occasional others for variety.

Sad to say, I've recently struggled to find loose leaf of any brand, and my last jar is running low. Could it be that they've abandoned us in favour of the bags?

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Re: Impending Yorkshire Tea disaster

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Postby AsleepInYorkshire » November 8th, 2020, 9:40 am

Mike4 wrote:It has come to my attention that all the supermarkets have stopped listing loose leaf Yorkshire Tea in their on-line shopping ranges. Nor do any of them around here stock the stuff in their bricks and mortar shops any longer.

No problem I thought, I'll find it on-line and buy it there. But no, DEEP SHOCK AND HORROR. Yorkshire loose tea cannot be found for sale on-line either. *

My world is falling apart, I only have about four days' supply left. Help! What should I buy instead for a rich, full bodied cuppatea, made the right way i.e. in a teapot???


* I found a few USA sites stocking it, typically £75 deliver charge.

Nellie & Pearl are hoarding it :lol:

AiY

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Re: Impending Yorkshire Tea disaster

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Postby kiloran » November 8th, 2020, 11:35 am

Cut the teabags open and empty the contents into the teapot?

--kiloran (prefer coffee)

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Re: Impending Yorkshire Tea disaster

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Postby Mike4 » November 8th, 2020, 12:11 pm

kiloran wrote:Cut the teabags open and empty the contents into the teapot?

--kiloran (prefer coffee)


Ah right, now there's a whole nother subject. I don't think the tea leaves in the bags are the same as loose tea, but I don't have no evidence. Does this make it FAKE NEWS?

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Re: Impending Yorkshire Tea disaster

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Postby bungeejumper » November 8th, 2020, 12:16 pm

Mike4 wrote:Ah right, now there's a whole nother subject. I don't think the tea leaves in the bags are the same as loose tea, but I don't have no evidence. Does this make it FAKE NEWS?

Tea leaves are notorious for that sort of actiivity. Personally, I'd say a recount might be necessary. And an ID check.

This might take some time....

BJ

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Re: Impending Yorkshire Tea disaster

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Postby servodude » November 8th, 2020, 12:20 pm

kiloran wrote:Cut the teabags open and empty the contents into the teapot?

--kiloran (prefer coffee)


Don't throw away the bags! Fill them with cotton wool and you'll have nice pillows for pet mice :)

-sd

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Re: Impending Yorkshire Tea disaster

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Postby kiloran » November 8th, 2020, 12:22 pm

Mike4 wrote:
kiloran wrote:Cut the teabags open and empty the contents into the teapot?

--kiloran (prefer coffee)


Ah right, now there's a whole nother subject. I don't think the tea leaves in the bags are the same as loose tea, but I don't have no evidence. Does this make it FAKE NEWS?

You need to do a blind tasting test to see if you can detect a difference. And do the test many times so that the results are statistically sound. Do you have enough "offical" loose tea for that

It also appears that you are drinking it "out of season" https://www.bettys.co.uk/yorkshire-tea-250g-leaf-tea :o
So maybe you are an illegal tea drinker.

--kiloran

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Re: Impending Yorkshire Tea disaster

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Postby richfool » November 8th, 2020, 12:26 pm

Just use Yorkshire tea BAGS.

Their tea is strong enough to re-use the bag for a second or even third cup. :D

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Re: Impending Yorkshire Tea disaster

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Postby Mike4 » November 8th, 2020, 12:41 pm

kiloran wrote:
Mike4 wrote:
kiloran wrote:Cut the teabags open and empty the contents into the teapot?

--kiloran (prefer coffee)


Ah right, now there's a whole nother subject. I don't think the tea leaves in the bags are the same as loose tea, but I don't have no evidence. Does this make it FAKE NEWS?

You need to do a blind tasting test to see if you can detect a difference. And do the test many times so that the results are statistically sound. Do you have enough "offical" loose tea for that

It also appears that you are drinking it "out of season" https://www.bettys.co.uk/yorkshire-tea-250g-leaf-tea :o
So maybe you are an illegal tea drinker.

--kiloran


SEASONAL, it says!! Since when was tea seasonal, I ask (rhetorically)? If seasonal, why are teabags containing the stuff still available, one wonders...

This explains everything, so thank you for that. I actually fired off an email to the Customer Services Dept email address on thier website in the dead of night last night. I wonder if they'll reply with the same load of old claptrap (technical term).

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Re: Impending Yorkshire Tea disaster

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Postby genou » November 8th, 2020, 8:28 pm

Problem solved - https://www.cheshiretea.co.uk/collectio ... e-leaf-tea

It's west of the Pennines, but it is really good.

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Re: Impending Yorkshire Tea disaster

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Postby greenrobbie » November 8th, 2020, 10:18 pm

Concerning your replacement brand, Cheshire tea. £6.50 per 100grams seems a little steep to me. Try Ringtons: https://www.ringtons.co.uk/tea-c1/loose-leaf-c4 All of their teas are at least pleasant, in my opinion rather good, and considerably cheaper.

Good luck!

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Re: Impending Yorkshire Tea disaster

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Postby stewamax » November 11th, 2020, 1:45 pm

I have long bought loose-leaf tea from a tea-merchant - currently Gillards of Bath Governor's Blend (an Assam and Darjeeling mix).
I use a jug water-filter to soften the water, a London Pottery infuser 6-cup teapot, heat the pot first, use freshly-boiled water and let the tea brew for several minutes .
I can't drink coffee, even decaf, so have become very picky about tea!
I have tried Yorkshire Gold and Yorkshire Hard-Water; both good teas but neither have the combination of acidity and body that prefer.
And no tea-bag tea please.

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