Our family business has a very clear goal – to work with
the very best quality suppliers at home and overseas. We believe that
quality and trading fairly go hand in hand. It’s only by forging strong
trading relationships with the growers, and ensuring that we pay them
premium prices, that we can ensure a continued supply of the best
quality teas and coffees. Our close ties with tea and coffee growing
communities across Africa, Asia, Central and South America has been the
driving force behind the creation of a robust Sustainable Sourcing
Programme within our company. We balance our emotional, instinctive,
‘gut feel’ for great quality with realistic, practical measures which
help ensure that our tea and coffee is being grown responsibly, and that
we buy from well-run tea gardens and coffee farms. People often ask
us if Yorkshire Tea is grown on Ilkley Moor! Whilst we do have a few
tea bushes growing in our tropical greenhouse here in Harrogate,
Yorkshire Tea is actually a carefully balanced blend of over thirty
specially selected teas from three of the world’s best tea growing
regions – Africa, India and Sri Lanka. Our small team of Tea Buyers
travel around the world visiting tea gardens during the peak growing
seasons. By visiting when the tea leaves are still on the bush, they can
be sure of buying the pick of the crop for our blends. We even have
our own ‘Rewarding Quality Award’ to encourage growers to reserve their
best teas for us.
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Bettys & Taylors of Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 7LD.Bettys & Taylors of Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 7LD.
The recipe is a secret as with all great recipes
(including my cheesecake one!) but to get a tea bag this good the
manufacturers have to buy top quality tea. Take Yorkshire Gold, their
`best ever' brew. It's a bright, luxurious cup with a smooth malty
flavour that comes from a blend of teas from the top ten tea gardens in
the world, particularly those in Assam, Kenya and Rwanda. It's said that
from tea garden to table your tea has been tasted/tested 8 times along
the way to ensure quality!
Yorkshire tea is also do a tea bag for hard water areas, a decafe and of course Yorkshire Gold!
How to make a proper brew - In a pot -
the tap a little so the water is nicely aerated. Use water that has
boiled just once - any more than that and the level of oxygen in the
water is reduced and your tea can taste a bit `flat'.
teapot first by swilling boiling water around inside it, then warm the
cups with the water from the teapot. For a four-cup pot, use two
teabags. For loose tea, use one teaspoon per person and one for the pot.
Add freshly boiled water to the pot, stir and leave to brew for 4-5
minutes depending on how strong you like it.