60 Tasting Notes

47
drank PG Tips by PG Tips
60 tasting notes

PG Tips. Again. Seriously. We buy it in boxes that are bigger than my head. Where does it all go? Where has the last year gone? In between the 65+ hour workweeks, the trip across country for my grandfather’s funeral, the new job, the trip across country for my brother’s wedding, there is a steady rhythm of caffeine jolts that keeps everything moving.

That’s PG Tips: not fancy, not delicate, but reliable: quick to steep, able to stand up to an omelet (even an omelet covered in tomatillo salsa) consistently delivering needed energy.

Let’s hear it for the “best supporting actress”, the janitor, the viola player, and PG Tips: all those who make life better from the background.

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 15 sec

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69
drank English Tea No. 1 by Ahmad Tea
60 tasting notes

I need to get moving. This tea makes a virtue of necessity. Its brisk and fruity with just enough caffeine to start moving. I might be noticing a hint of dairy, or there just might not be enough caffeine.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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47
drank PG Tips by PG Tips
60 tasting notes

This stuff is solid. The flavor is very strong, thick, maybe a bit heavy. The caffeine punch is stronger than the other teas I’ve got in the cupboard. It stands up to milk, sugar, and probably bullets.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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69
drank English Tea No. 1 by Ahmad Tea
60 tasting notes

A fruity, perhaps even flowery tea, quite brisk and light, very light. In fact its too light in here. That’s not the tea, I’m late for work!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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61

There is a stubbornness in human nature which condemns us to making the same mistakes. Perhaps the least of these is under steeping the Sadaf, again.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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47
drank PG Tips by PG Tips
60 tasting notes

I think this is the Lipton of England. On the one hand, its incredibly easy to oversteep and is somewhat bitter. A three minute steep is definitely too long unless you are adding cream and sugar. On the other hand, it delivers the goods: specifically, caffeine. It also has a robust, Assam like flavor that stands up well to heavy breakfast food.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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56

A cup of tea brewed by an idiot, full of scent and smokiness signifying nothing. In this case, the idiot is me and the nothingness is a pot of under-steeped tea.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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