August 31, 2012
We’re absolutely amazed and actually incredibly touched by the amount of effort some people have gone to when entering our Yorkshire Gold competition. There really is a lot of love out there for our tea. What’s more you’ve expressed it in so many wonderful, creative and, it has to be said, sometimes rather strange ways.
We simply asked you to make and upload a short video that showed your love of our tea. We had a total of twenty two entries, which might not seem much to you, but just like Yorkshire Gold, it’s the quality, not the quantity that counts. Obviously, we can’t possibly mention all of them, and the judges are still pouring over them, but here goes with a few that caught our eye.
Francesca Ruta (above) entered a brilliant and painstaking “I Love Tea” stop-frame animation that took us, and her tea, to many exciting places including a supermarket kids arcade ride and her kitchen where her fella danced around her with a saucepan on his head (we suspect he may have been drinking something even stronger than our tea).
Victoria Schneider introduced us to Eddie, her cuddly Yorkshire Gold-loving, tea towel-wearing, birthday cake-baking pink pig. The cake looked delicious, incidentally – perfect with a cuppa.
Jainad Anwar loves his so much he took it to the skies on a jet – we don’t think they joined the mile high club, but you never know. Meanwhile, down-to-earth Dee McNamee from South Yorkshire spilt her life story of her relationship with Yorkshire Tea and how she is forever loyal to Yorkshire Gold, before bursting into a rendition of ‘Smile’ that even Nat King Cole would have been proud of.
We’re a bit worried about what Melissa Cannon’s husband might do (above) when he finds out she’s been fantasizing about actually getting married to Yorkshire Gold amid a flurry of tea bag confetti. It takes all sorts. Camilla Busbridge’s raunchy and steamy video also got our water boiling too, especially the music from Barry White (with two sugars).
There was some odd gender-swapping going on in “Omeland”, Di Coke’s northern interpretation of the intense scene in HBO’s ‘Homeland’ where Yorkshire Gold gave the game away. There’s nothing Amy Mackay likes more after a long hard day at work than lighting a few candles and dunking teabags and herself in a bath of our luxury brew.
A couple of spooky entries caught the eye too including Kelly McIntyre dressed, we think, as a witch with tea bag earrings and Simon Taylor frightened the life out of us with his austere and disturbing movie of a brew being made.
Finally, we just couldn’t help tapping our teaspoons along to Paul Brickles’ sambatastic “Something In The Water” (above) in which he samples and orchestrates his impressive personal collection of Yorkshire Tea paraphernalia to hip-moving effect. Love it, and yes, bring on Rio.
There are many more to watch and you can view them here on our Facebook page. The competition is now closed, but how about you? Are you a Yorkshire Gold lover? How would you show it? Leave a comment and let us know.