Tea wars!

Bleeding Nora! It’s all kicking off on the tea front. Who could have thought such a delicious beverage would cause so much grief. Well, the Boston Tea Party perhaps, but let’s not get into that… Here’s two articles from back in Blighty, that show this powerful brew isn’t to be messed with.

Broken china!

First up, war has been waged over the trademark for a whole bloody county! And not just any old county but Yorkshire, the biggest one we’ve got! As an interesting aside, English folklore has it that there are the exact same number of acres in Yorkshire as there are letters in the Bible. Whether this is true or not is beyond us; if you’ve ever counted, please get in touch. Yorkshire Tea, made by Taylors of Harrogate have gone after young upstarts Jeeves & Jericho, for claiming they can make a tea that does Yorkshire justice. We’d hate to get involved, but you can test this out yourself: we sell Yorkshire Red and the premium band Yorkshire Gold in-store, and we can ship.

As if that weren’t enough, tea brand Twinings have been hounded into reverting to their classic Earl Grey blend by “furious tea drinkers” who were unhappy when they tweaked with their favorite cuppa. We’re more than confident that our own blend – at $11.50 a 1/4lb is up to scratch, so any disaffected Twinings fans out there – get in touch and sample our brew!

Hopefully order will soon be restored in the usually quiet world of tea. In the meantime, put the kettle on would ya.