Lyons Gold Blend

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Gold Blend – a blend of the finest Kenyan, Assam & Ceylon teas. This tea is gently rolled to produce a distinguished flavour and has a full bodied, golden colour.

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My Grandpaps would have been 93 today on this Groundhog Day. I miss him dearly! I used to love spending time with him drinking tea and watching British comedies & mysteries. He gave me an appreciation for his music: Big Band, Swing, & some Jazz. He loved Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, The Dorsey Brothers: Tommy & Jimmy, Harry James and Lawrence Welk to name just a few. So I still think of him quite often and all the great times we shared, usually while sipping tea. His cup of choice was Lipton, or preferably the Canadian Red Rose tea, which was/is different, and much better than the Red Rose available on American supermarket shelves.

I am reviewing a tea, that—to the best of my knowledge—he never tasted. Lyons Gold Blend is a mixture of African, Assam, and Ceylon teas. They claim to have a unique process where they extract the flavor from the leaves in pressing, then add it back later for a more flavorful cup. Dry leaves do smell fresh and clean, and many times I do get a bright character—and possibly some wood aspects….as well as a clean & crisp scent from Ceylon teas. I do smell more of the African & Assam teas in the wet leaves The cup color is a beautiful deep brown, with aromas I associate with quality African teas and malty Assam teas. I also smell molasses, which I have only smelled in one Ceylon (the name escapes me) I tried a few years ago.

Flavors are mostly lovely malt, with some woody aspects, but none of the crisp bright flavors or molasses I noted in the aromas. The full body clings to my palate and lingers quite a while, with a deep flavor & no bitterness. I only added a touch of milk to a second cup. The deep flavor was still strong, but the milk muted some of the amazing flavors and aromas noted in the first cup. This Gold Blend is very good with & without milk, but I would usually drink it neat.

Lyons Gold Blend is a really fresh, bold, and delicious blend that is stout without being bitter. Of all the British teabag teas I’ve tried, it has a smoothness & freshness that makes it one of my favorites! :-) I believe my Paps would really enjoy this tea, as an occasional diversion from Lipton. I would drink it anytime, and only wish I could share this tea with him while listening to Sinatra or Glenn Miller. Here’s some of his/our favorites. :-)


Lady Is A Tramp:

Luck Be a Lady:

String Of Pearls:

Cupped: Thursday, February 2, 2017. Reviewed: Thursday & Friday, February 2-3, 2017.

Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 2 g 10 OZ / 295 ML

What a lovely review! Happy birthday to your grandpa – it sounds like he lives on through you. (:


Your Grandpaps and my dad share the same taste in music (with a little polka band thrown in there on our side).


Your description reminds me of Yorkshire Harrogate. It sounds lovely!
Happy Birthday to your Paps <3


I’ve wanted to try this one. My go-to is often Yorkshire Tea, and Gold. I like many kinds, but a strong black tea can be very comforting. I also watch a lot of British comedies, a tradition that started with my dad when I was around 11. Great memories, and a great sounding tea!


Indigo, it has been a while since I’ve had a cuppa Yorkshire Harrogate, which I also liked very much. The Lyons Gold is maltier than I remember Yorkshire Harrogate being. I also just bought my second tin of Taylor’s of Harrogate, TEA ROOM BLEND. A very flavorful blend I will review soon. :-)


When I lived in Yorkshire everyone drank Taylor’s (: It was cool being able to almost guarantee everyone would be able to offer you a good cup!



Have you tried their Tea Room Blend, or been to their tea room? It is really a great, flavorful blend! I tend to drink it strong. It is not bitter even brewed strong. :D


I have tried the blend, but funnily enough in a different tea room (a place called Creams, I’m not sure if it’s a chain or not). I would love to visit their tea room but unfortunately haven’t been – yet. I was in giddy birthday mode and drank several teas so I don’t remember it as clearly as I’d like, but it was one of my favourites of the afternoon. (:


Gonna have a couple cups tonight, maybe I’ll review it tomorrow. :-)


I look forward to reading it!


Oh! interesting. That is one thing I love… a malty tea :P

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