~ Formerly Known as Yorkshire Harrogate ~
Ethically Sourced Black Loose Leaf Tea
Country of Origin: Blend of teas from: China, Kenya, India.
Region: Yunnan, Kiambu, Nilgiri + Assam.
Ethical Sourcing: Sourced from farms monitored by the Ethical Tea Partnership.
Grade: FTOP (Flowery Tippy Orange Pekoe), BP1 (Broken Pekoe 1), FBOP (Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe), BOP (Broken Orange Pekoe).
Altitude: 4000 ft., 5000 ft., 5000 ft., 1500 ft. above sea level.
Manufacture Type: Orthodox.
Cup Characteristics: Lightly astringent cup becomes golden bright with milk.
Infusion: Lightly astringent infusion becomes golden bright on milk.
Infusion: Bright and golden - Especially enticing with milk.
Ingredients: Black Flowery Pekoe tea.
Antioxidant Level: High.
Caffeine Content: Medium.
Britain is known as a nation of tea drinkers despite the fact that the British were fairly late on the tea scene in historical terms. One of the nicest places to drink tea is in Harrogate which is well known for tea. Harrogate and tea have a long history together dating back to almost the first recorded instance of tea consumption on our shores. If you ever visit, you will find a proliferation of tea shops and the tea made with the local water has a naturally sweet taste that you won't find anywhere else.
Northern Blend tea has a full bodied, deep rich flavour with a hint of natural sweetness and was blended in tribute to all the excellent tea shops in Harrogate.
Add milk and sugar to taste. Acceptable to drink 'straight up.'
Alternatively, put the tea in a tea infuser and brew right in your cup.
Iced Tea Brewing Method
Make as for hot, but add extra tea - a rule of thumb is to double the amount used. When the tea has cooled a little, pour over ice. It is important to make it a little stronger as the ice will water it down.
Alternatively, you can cold brew the tea by placing the tea in a jug and adding cold water. Leave to infuse for a few hours (or overnight in the fridge) strain and enjoy. Cold brewing will give a smoother taste.