Yorkshire Tea

corkycat

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My wife and son both insist that the tea bags we buy from Tesco MUST be Yorkshire Tea. Why? They say "Because it's proper bloody tea, aye".

OK it must be good, and I say that despite us coming from Lancashire. But the problem I have is how long has Yorkshire been a tea producing region? I've just taken a look at my old school books from the 1960s, and my notes mention that the west Riding is noted for its steel and coal production, with woolen and worsted trades being centred around Leeds and Bradford, the east Riding shipping and fishing, and the north Riding predominantly agriculture and dairy, with tourism in the dales and the east coast.

So when did tea become a major industry in Yorkshire? How does it grow in that grim climate? And why on earth do they have drawings of cricket matches on the box it is packed in?
 

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My wife and son both insist that the tea bags we buy from Tesco MUST be Yorkshire Tea. Why? They say "Because it's proper bloody tea, aye".

OK it must be good, and I say that despite us coming from Lancashire. But the problem I have is how long has Yorkshire been a tea producing region? I've just taken a look at my old school books from the 1960s, and my notes mention that the west Riding is noted for its steel and coal production, with woolen and worsted trades being centred around Leeds and Bradford, the east Riding shipping and fishing, and the north Riding predominantly agriculture and dairy, with tourism in the dales and the east coast.

So when did tea become a major industry in Yorkshire? How does it grow in that grim climate? And why on earth do they have drawings of cricket matches on the box it is packed in?
Its made from cricket pitch clippings and nettles.
 

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Tea has always been grown in the barns of North Yorkshire, watered by the finest springs, and fed the best manures and wastes from Masham breweries.

It's only with the onset of commercialism that this once great secret has come out
 

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My wife and son both insist that the tea bags we buy from Tesco MUST be Yorkshire Tea. Why? They say "Because it's proper bloody tea, aye".

OK it must be good, and I say that despite us coming from Lancashire. But the problem I have is how long has Yorkshire been a tea producing region? I've just taken a look at my old school books from the 1960s, and my notes mention that the west Riding is noted for its steel and coal production, with woolen and worsted trades being centred around Leeds and Bradford, the east Riding shipping and fishing, and the north Riding predominantly agriculture and dairy, with tourism in the dales and the east coast.

So when did tea become a major industry in Yorkshire? How does it grow in that grim climate? And why on earth do they have drawings of cricket matches on the box it is packed in?
You forgot the rhubard triangle and the liqourice mines of Pontefract :D
 

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Tea has always been grown in the barns of North Yorkshire, watered by the finest springs, and fed the best manures and wastes from Masham breweries.

It's only with the onset of commercialism that this once great secret has come out
It's grown amongst the rhubarb in the World famous rhubarb triangle. If you listen you can hear it growing.
 

stikflote

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IM not fond of Yorkshire Tea, i find it very strong,much prefer Tetleys Tea
 

mickthechippy

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Sean bean promotes it

Sean bean dies in damn near every film, tv programme he is featured in, useally in quite horrific ways

nuff said
 

mickthechippy

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Not a great Tea drinker, far prefer coffee

but if Ive gotta drink it, this is my favourite, the Classic blend

 
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