There are a lot of different opinions when it comes to deciding on what is and what is not a good tea. Of course, it all depends first of all on whether you are comparing regular black teas, or if you are comparing green or wulong tea for example. The different types of teas, such as green, black and wulong cannot really be easily compared to each other, but it is possible and quite common to compare between different black teas for example. Yorkshire Gold tea is a black tea that is made from different blends of tea leaves.
Compared to many other teas it is definitely a cut above them. Well known and much sipped Lipton, for example, really does not compare to something like Yorkshire Gold. But when it comes to comparing it to other premium teas you will find some difference of opinion. The first thing to understand, however, is that it is not really best to have black, it is a very full bodied tea with a slightly malty flavour, and as such it really does taste much better when a little milk is added to it. That does not mean it is in any way inferior, however, just that it is the best way to drink this particular tea. If you are looking for a tea to drink black, without any milk, you should probably choose another tea such as a Darjeeling for example.
Another reason that tea does not sometimes taste as good as expected can be because it is not brewed according to instructions. For example, leaving a tea to steep for too long will alter the case and in some cases may result in the tea tasting slightly bitter. Yorkshire Gold Tea should be steeped for two to three minutes, no longer. It should also be made from freshly boiled water.
If the tea is brewed properly and made with fresh water, it is a fantastic early English breakfast tea that is a perfect way to start the day.