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    https://www.yorkshiretea.co.uk/our-teas

    Regular Tea
    Decaf Tea
    Tea for hard water
    Gold Tea (the smoothest and most expensive)
    Breakfast Tea
    Bedtime tea (presumably a kissing cousin to decaf tea)
    Biscuit (cookie) tea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Are there similar boxes for English, Welsh and Irish water on the shelves? I would hope Scots shoppers would reject the claim out of hand, given that water will vary from one valley to the next, let alone across the nation. Perhaps it was a leftover box from April 1st of last year.
    There are different breakfast blends: English Breakfast, Irish Breakfast, Scottish Breakfast. Scottish Breakfast is the strongest and has most Assam in it, Irish still quite strong and a fair bit of Assam and English has more Ceylon, sometimes Keemun. (Roughly - the exact blends vary by manufacturer). It has varied historically too - the Keemun is what used to be English Breakfast and is being added back in, while Assam was a replacement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bzzer View Post
    https://www.yorkshiretea.co.uk/our-teas

    Regular Tea
    Decaf Tea
    Tea for hard water
    Gold Tea (the smoothest and most expensive)
    Breakfast Tea
    Bedtime tea (presumably a kissing cousin to decaf tea)
    Biscuit (cookie) tea.
    Is biscuit tea designed to keep your biscuit from falling apart when dunked?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voiren View Post
    There are different breakfast blends: English Breakfast, Irish Breakfast, Scottish Breakfast....
    You cannot mean <gasp!> that they're intended only for English, Irish or Scottish waters (respectively)? !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deb View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Are there similar boxes for English, Welsh and Irish water on the shelves? I would hope Scots shoppers would reject the claim out of hand, given that water will vary from one valley to the next, let alone across the nation. Perhaps it was a leftover box from April 1st of last year.
    It's surpisingly popular. I see it in several of the supermarkets.
    Why is its popularity surprising? Does it taste bad?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Okay, someone please explain this.
    Vice did a short piece a while back on the science behind blending teas for different local waters.

    Gadsden offered blends for most major metropolitan areas in England. He even offered micro-lot analysis, for those interested, where you could send him several litres of your water and he'd make suggestions or offer to custom blend something for your water's characteristics.

    Aqueous chemistry making your cuppa better!

    Last edited by Chemyst; January 18th, 2019 at 09:46 PM.

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    This is why I drink coffee.

    Even the atrocious, EPA-offending water in my town tastes ok with a high enough ratio of coffee:water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VertOlive View Post
    This is why I drink coffee.

    Even the atrocious, EPA-offending water in my town tastes ok with a high enough ratio of coffee:water.
    Coffee culture is more fastidious and nerdy, if anything.

    I mean, it is not like your Red Rose or Tetley teabag isnít going to steep, this is all about maximal flavour and pleasure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chemyst View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by VertOlive View Post
    This is why I drink coffee.

    Even the atrocious, EPA-offending water in my town tastes ok with a high enough ratio of coffee:water.
    Coffee culture is more fastidious and nerdy, if anything.

    I mean, it is not like your Red Rose or Tetley teabag isnít going to steep, this is all about maximal flavour and pleasure.
    Nothing cultured about the way I drink coffee. Or tea.

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    I like Irish coffee... They say it has all four basic food groups: caffeine, fat, sugar and alcohol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by calamus View Post
    I like Irish coffee... They say it has all four basic food groups: caffeine, fat, sugar and alcohol.
    Yep.
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    Default Re: Water

    Lady Grey for me, please.


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    Default Re: Water

    I drink Yorkshire tea and have hard water from my well. I bought a couple boxes of the hard water variety, but find it lacks the richness of the original blend.

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