23 Tasting Notes
What is in my cup this afternoon? Yorkshire Tea by Taylors of Harrogate. It is really hard for me to remember not to steep this one so long. This morning’s cup was a little over done and bitter. This afternoon, I did much better and am enjoying a late afternoon pick me up. Added to this little work party was a shortbread cookie from Borders…..nice!
I just bought this tea and made a pot of tea yesterday. I enjoyed it very much. From reading All the Tea in China, I learned that this tea came from the work of Robert Fortune for the East India Company in the late 1800’s. He “gathered” tea seeds in China and the tea plants that sprouted from those seeds were planted in India…Darjeeling tea came from that “project”.
According to the story on the package, this particular tea is second and third flush tea. ie, they were part of the second and third annual picking of these tea plants.