I’m a big fan of a good cuppa. Tea that is – coffee is OK but tea is the drink of champions. went out for a couple of beers last night and the conversation got onto tea. It’s a good subject. Remember I made it last ? The ultimate tea rota engine.. Have you seen Nice cup of tea and a sit down? (lead story over there is ‘It’s suitable spoon month’ by the way)
We drink Yorkshire tea nowadays. My drinking buddies drink Ringtons Kenya Gold. I drink tea strong, 2 sugars, plenty milk (for your future reference). Whilst we agreed on most issues, like warming the pot (if pot methodology is employed) stew instead of mash (time permitting), as well as the “easy way to spot an amateur” milk before tea bag removal being a big no no. As is water that has been off the boil for more than a couple of seconds. So a lot in common apart from preferred brand.
We decided to put it to the test. We went back to my office, assembled all the pre-requisite equipment and ingredients. I made identical cuppers (using different tea). The result, according to our test subject was a preference for Ringtons Kenya Gold. Hmm. He went on to say that Yorkshire Tea had a slightly earthy fishy taste to it! No idea what he was on about. I tried a cup of Kenya and although found it very nice thought Yorkshire tea had the edge.
As well as that, it’s got Yorkshire in the title. Unbeatable. Ringtons is from Northumbria I think – so still a Northern brand (therefore know what they are doing in the ways of tea) – Cat amongst? anyone care? What tea do you drink?