Tea & Sympathy in Yorkshire Gold Advert

While to the casual visitor, Little Britain may seem a bastion of English tranquility, a fierce debate rages beneath the surface that, at points, threatens to tear the British expat community apart. Indeed, in epic terms worthy of the Bard, whole households are riven of this particular point of contention. But fear not, it is an argument that surges in our veins, and has divided and united Great Britain along battle lines for many years now, and shows no signs of letting up. The big question is: what’s your favorite cuppa?

Each and every member of staff at Tea & Sympathy has their own perfect brew. Type of tea; length of steeping; order of hot water, sugar and milk; along with a thousand other variables play their part. As harmless as it seems, you should never ask a roomful of Brits the question ‘fancy a cuppa?’, without due preparation. Especially when you consider the reprecussions of serving someone a cup of Assam with milk and two sugars, when actually they were after a black Earl Grey with a slice of lemon…

Delicious... but divisive!

But there’s no denying that Yorkshire Gold is on our all-time short list. Devilishly strong, packed with character, and quintessentially British, it makes a great go-to cup. Which is why we couldn’t possibly have said no when they asked us to appear in this advert, in which their tea van reunites US Brits with a proper mug of chai:

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5 thoughts on “Tea & Sympathy in Yorkshire Gold Advert

  1. I am reduced to importing my tea from Canada! Come to Texas, Yorkshire Tea! They are torturing me with iced tea down here and it’s ghastly!

  2. Pingback: Yorkshire Tea feature Tea & Sympathy | Tea & Sympathy

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