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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

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.

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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