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80
drank Pouchong by Canton Tea Co
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Great tea. Very clean and smooth.

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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A good everday tea- yes indeed it does exactly what it says on the box!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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80

This is a great quality tea and looks beautiful. The leaves are rolled up into tight little balls, and unfurl to deliver a liquor of good strength and freshness. I personally don’t like to let it steep for too long or it becomes a tad bitter. The people in the Taylors shops are always so lovely too!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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78
drank Lady Grey by Twinings
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My flat mate got me into this one. Perfect for moments when you don’t want a plain old builders’ brew, but need something a bit more familiar tasting than a wacky infusion.

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67
drank Sleepytime by Celestial Seasonings
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I like this infusion a lot. The herbs taste quite natural and fresh for a bagged variety. I’m also a sucker for packaging so no doubt the cute Teddy also helps…

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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35
drank Echinacea and Raspberry by Twinings
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I used to drink this infusion a lot, but after drinking more loose leaf, this one tastes less fresh in comparison. It also tastes slightly artificial… I wonder whether the added flavourings were natural. Having said that, in order to get any flavour into a fruit tea in a tea bag variety, I guess you have to add extra flavourings. I prefer my drinks to be a bit more natural tasting, but then again I have lots of friends who don’t drink infusions that much but like this one because of the stronger taste and deep red colour. I like Twinings tea a lot, but I’ll gladly give this one to my friends.

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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80
drank Organic Biochai by Hampstead Tea
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I can only agree with the above. I like to heat my milk separately, whizz it up and then add a little boiling water and then the tea bag. It tastes really luxurious and not at all artificial.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank PG Tips by PG Tips
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Am I missing something here? PG Tips scores so well amongst you lot and I can’t stand the stuff. In fact, I bought some Yorkshire, Hampstead and Teapigs for friends that still have this rubbish in their cupboards. I hope they have now seen the light.

Grinnyguy

Completely agree. I can’t see why it is so popular on here. I actually find it makes a bit of a change sometimes because it tastes different to the other standard teas, but I certainly wouldn’t buy any of it, it’s much more bitter than anything else, and it’s so hard to brew because in those pyramid bags, it brews in only a couple of seconds.
I haven’t had any Hampstead tea, but I like Teapigs and Yorkshire – must look up Hampstead and see what I’m missing…

Nina

Well I like their Ginger Green in the morning. A bit of zing and a detox. The ginger tastes very fresh, unlike a Twinings version which was just a bag of chemical flavours…

Grinnyguy

OK thanks! I’ll give it a ty and let you know – it might be a little while though, my tea cupboard is overflowing…

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81

More delicate than the Yorkshire tea variety, but still with plenty of kick. I don’t like to leave it to brew too long, or it becomes a tad bitter for me. Needs a good dash of milk. This is my hang over / afternoon pep up tea.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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Tea maniac, potty about all things to do with tea. An adventurous type, I’m known to like a little experimentation when it comes to my leaves. I’m also a keen traveler and really enjoyed zouhourat in Syria, ginger chai in India and honeybush in South Africa. Then again, I never say no to a mug of British builders brew!

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