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Bastarding Yorkshire tea

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The6thQueen Fri 26-Feb-21 10:10:47

I love a good cuppa - but why can’t YT pre tear the tea bags - for the millionth time dry tea is all over my counter sad

I know IANBU

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Camparispritzandcrisps Fri 26-Feb-21 10:13:23

FEEL YOUR PAIN. Also seems to happen every time I need to make a quick brew at 6am before rushing out of the house!

TakeTheCuntOutOfScunthorpe Fri 26-Feb-21 10:13:40

Because it's "like tea used to be" - loose leaf, all over the place.

MuddleMoo Fri 26-Feb-21 10:13:54

Yes! Not good for the sleep deprived!

Hailtomyteeth Fri 26-Feb-21 10:28:42

This is so true. I've lost so many Yorkshire brews because the teabags split.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 26-Feb-21 10:30:15

Eh? I'm feeling all confused and middle-aged now .
I was thinking "Of course they tear , my DD often does one bag in a cup" but I've just checked our new batch and there's no tear-line

FTR-
I use a tea-pot never tea-in-a-cup ( you get a horrible scummy film with our water if you do that)
I always use 2 bags per pot so never tear them
I have the Yorkshire Tea Gruffolo Tea-Caddy
Makes no difference to the taste but makes me smile grin

peak2021 Fri 26-Feb-21 10:42:58

It seems to be a recent thing.

Never used to have Yorkshire tea when young, one of the few benefits of climate change.

Wondermule Fri 26-Feb-21 10:53:18

YANBU, why don’t they just separate them?! Don’t they release the British need to make tea at speed without faffing around?!

MuddleMoo Fri 26-Feb-21 10:55:55

Ahhh maybe you are supposed to use two in a mug for an extra strong brew.

NoseOfJericho Fri 26-Feb-21 11:09:59

Not just the having to be careful when you tear them, but the randomness of the quality is annoying.

I often find I have a box of Yorkshire Gold that is the quality of the Red stuff, or has no depth of flavour.

I tear my bags carefully when I open the box and then decant them into a tin, saves being given a cup of loose bits if someone else makes it.

Pukkapiesrule Fri 26-Feb-21 11:22:10

YANBU I have noticed they seem to be getting worse recently.
Epic fail when hubby didn't notice the split recently & gave me a bitty cuppa!!

PleaseReferToMeAsBritneySpears Fri 26-Feb-21 11:24:36

What? Have they stopped perforating in between the two bags?

unfortunateevents Fri 26-Feb-21 11:26:11

I never seem to have a problem? Stick a load in the tea caddy every time it gets low and just just pull about a dozen apart at a time. Have probably only lost two tea begs that way in years. But if you say they are getting more delicate I will take more care in future!

Sparklesocks Fri 26-Feb-21 11:26:34

I feel like it used to be no problem and I never ripped into the tea bit, but recently I’ve accidentally ripped the bags ever so often - thought I was just getting sloppier but maybe the bags have changed??

NoseOfJericho Fri 26-Feb-21 11:31:29

A couple of years or so back, they did say they were aiming to reduce the plastic in the bags, they seem to have done it now.

www.yorkshiretea.co.uk/brew-news/plastic-in-tea-bags---progress-report-aug-2020

Doesn't explain why they don't perforate them though, probably cheaper not to.

LeaveMyDamnJam Fri 26-Feb-21 11:34:16

Well it’s the punishment for drinking tea.
It’s horrid stuff that makes me nauseated.

Coffee is the answer!

loveislouderthanwar Fri 26-Feb-21 11:35:21

Always happens to my teabags at the moment as well, never used to!

We should email them 🤣

The6thQueen Fri 26-Feb-21 11:36:54

@LeaveMyDamnJam sacrilege! shock

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The6thQueen Fri 26-Feb-21 11:37:50

@loveislouderthanwar or a sit in at their head office - we could scatter loose tea all over the floor?
Let them see how annoying it is - ha angry

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Lochmorlich Fri 26-Feb-21 11:38:41

No sympathy from me.
Since Brexit I could buy gold bullion more easily and probably cheaper than Yorkshire Tea here in France.
I dream of loose tea on my counter top.

BiteyShark Fri 26-Feb-21 11:39:33

Oh god I thought it was just me. I tried tearing them in batches to save time. As you can imagine that went badly 😆

The6thQueen Fri 26-Feb-21 11:39:38

For those of you suggesting I pre prepare - I do!

I take a load out of the box, tear and put them in a kilner jar. I used to be able to do great bunches of them at the same time - daren’t do more than one or two pairs now. Bastard stuff goes everywhere confused

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The6thQueen Fri 26-Feb-21 11:40:00

@BiteyShark I feel your pain

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LakieLady Fri 26-Feb-21 11:44:10

Perhaps you could cut them with scissors? Although I concede it shouldn't be necessary.

Or switch to Sainsburys Red Label or Waitrose Essentials, which I swear are the same as each other and very similar to Yorkshire tea in flavour, if a little less strong.

Both are fine, even with the very hard water in my area.

RB68 Fri 26-Feb-21 11:46:51

use a tea pot - you always need two

I have never had a problem - I pretear into caddy but there is a knack to it

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