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drank English Breakfast by PG Tips
38 tasting notes

I did not like this tea. It had an awful and bitter mud flavor and the tea bags leaked. I don’t understand why people like this tea. I tried it with milk and it just tasted like watered down milk mud.

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74
drank PG Tips by PG Tips
151 tasting notes

Ok, so this tasting note actually represents the million or so cups of this I inhaled over the course of Friday and Saturday on the way to and from the Wirral to do social with a bunch of people from the Doctor Who. And I did! With copious amounts of tea.

This may have something to do with the fact that somebody bought me drinks on Friday night and couldn’t bring myself to, like, say no to free champagne. And I kept getting sidelined by people I hadn’t shared a string of terrible jokes with every time I insisted I was going to bed. I love the Doctor Who people who know how to have a good time.

(I also love the half dozen tea bags I totally stole from the breakfast bar at the hotel.)

carol who

Ohhhh! you are so lucky t be able to actually associate with DW people. Are these fans or somehow involved in the world of DW?

Sami Kelsh

Some fans, some professional fans as it were, some writers, some acting folk. Who the heck knows how my circle of friends extends in the ways it does. I think it’s the accent. It fools people into thinking I’m interesting.

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My everyday lazy black tea. I usually make it in a teapot with enough water for one cup, stir it around until it’s nice and dark, pour out a small cup with milk, and then refill the teapot with more water for later.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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74
drank PG Tips by PG Tips
151 tasting notes

BLERG. My allegies have hit something fierce, even though I’m taking allergy pills every day. A combination of cat and springtime is killing my senses. Ughhhhhhh.

That said, I filmed an episode of Coronation Street on Friday, and it went really well. I do hope they invite me back to reprise my role sometime. I can’t say much more because spoilers, but hopefully I won’t forget to check when it’s on! Anywho. Hoovered about 5 cups of this throughout the day, and as far as basic tea goes, I do prefer it to some. It’s quite strong, so to be honest I only brew it for a minute while stirring my sugar in and then dump the bag. It’s not got that sort of cardboard taste you get with some basic black teas that I find really blech. It’s pretty strong and smooth.

Also, on an almost totally unrelated note, yesterday was Gentleman’s birthday party, and along with the vegetable lasagne and roast and vegetables and salad and garlic bread and everything, I made a Doctor Who Death To The Daleks quarry cake. It was a dark chocolate and tonka bean sponge sandwiched with tonka bean buttercream, enveloped in dark chocolate ganache, and scattered with a cascading landslide of cornflake-marshmallow cookie crumb soil, and the TARDIS and a small army of Daleks dotting the landscape. I’m stupidly proud of this thing.

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Yep.

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 30 sec
Christina

Congratulations on your guest spot! I don’t watch Corrie, but my mother-in-law does. I wonder if the episodes air at the same time in both countries? Also, that cake sounds delish.

carol who

What a cute cake! Thanks for sharing the pictures!

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100
drank PG Tips Loose Leaf by PG Tips
13 tasting notes

This tea has rapidly climbed its way into my top 5 favorites! I love the dusky flavour and the wonderful aroma while it is steeping and even brewing. I have a special teapot that I use only for my PG Tips that I got from a shop located about 45 minutes from my house. At this tea house, appropriately called the British Store, a wonderful lady serves tea on the weekends. She makes just PG Tips and scones (either Pumpkin or regular) and they come with clotted cream and your favorite spreads. PG Tips is the perfect tea time drink for any English enthusiast. Would recommend to everyone.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Pyramid Teabags by PG Tips
38 tasting notes

My new early morning cuppa. This has replaced Twinings Irish Breakfast, which had replaced Twinings English Breakfast. This is exactly what I need for my early mornings—a strong cup that brews quickly (when I have to be at work at 4:30 am, anything that helps me save time is good). I drink this English style, with a bit of milk and sugar. I’m not really sure how to rate it, so I won’t give it a numerical rating—it’s not the highest quality or most complex tea, but it’s perfect at doing what it’s supposed to do.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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drank Pyramid Teabags by PG Tips
38 tasting notes

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50
drank PG Tips by PG Tips
47 tasting notes

Sipdown. Finally!

There’s not too much that can be said about this – a pretty decent English brew. Drank with green milk and a sugar, and chosen because of it’s plainness as my last cup of caffeinated tea for the day. This was the last bag from a box of 160, and has been the last bag for a while – the box went down a lot quicker initially than it did towards the end, as I expanded my range of loose-leaf teas. Actually, by the end of it, I think my partner drank more of it than I did.

Probably won’t purchase again, unless I’m in a pinch money-wise, because I have (in my opinion) some better teabags courtesy of Rington’s which I choose over these if I want a plain cup of bog-standard builder’s brew.

This particular cup was more earthy than I remembered from plain old PG tips, with a tiny bit of a fishy taste at the end of the sip that I don’t much care for. An average cuppa for an average night, and not a sipdown that I’m sad about.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec
adagio breeze

Green milk?

Nattie

Yeah, I realised that sounded weird after I posted it haha. By green milk I meant milk with a green lid, i.e. semi-skimmed, or 2% milk.

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drank PG Tips by PG Tips
84 tasting notes

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60
drank PG Tips by PG Tips
33 tasting notes

Eh…my buddy from England raves about how good this tea is, so I stole one of his tea bags while he was gone. I brewed it relatively modest for a black tea. It was ok…definitely a bit bitter, even with a sugar-in-the-raw packet. Nothing special; tasted like a typical teabag to me. Maybe a little better quality than most of the tea bags I’ve had in my time. But still pretty average. Was picking up hints of a napkin-fabric taste…don’t know if it was from the fibers of the tea bag or not..?

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

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76

It’s good to have this in the house for my friends from New Zealand, it’s what they call a good cup of tea (reminds them of home and visits to the UK I guess) and I agree – sort of. It feels like camping: simple, but good.
Why bother with the fancy stuff if all you want is a taste of home! I am glad I found this at the asian shop. My Rating is not higher because I am not rating the nostalgic feeling this may trigger, and it’s not lower because it’s just comforting to have this tea from time to time, who knows why!

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PG Tips is nostalgic for me, and reminds me of my English family (most notably, my Gran, who drinks the tea bag version of this every day).

Having tried the PG Tips tea bags before, I thought I would experiment with the loose tea. The packaging is a little disappointing – with no kind of seal inside and just a cardboard lid, I imagine it will go stale quite quickly if not moved to another container. The tea itself comes in little granules about the size of couscous. I didn’t notice much of a difference in flavor between the loose tea or tea bags, but it’s nice to be able to have better control over the strength of the tea, and I enjoy the process of making loose leaf more so will probably stick to it.

It’s quite strong and easy to over steep (which makes it bitter). This is a wonderful basic black tea – clean, solid, and even better with milk or sugar. It may not the most complex, intriguing, or unique tea, but it’s still my go-to for a basic pot of something comforting. It’s everything it’s advertised to be, and a perfect first cup of tea in the morning.

As my Gran would say, it’s a solid cuppa!

Preparation
2 min, 30 sec

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80
drank PG Tips by PG Tips
6 tasting notes

As good as any basic black tea could get! I decided to pick this up on a whim at our local World Market just because I’ve heard it’s the “perfect daily cuppa.” I’ve had “better” teas before, yes, but I think this does a wonderful job of being consistently wonderful. It’s a great thing to have on hand when you want something warm in your belly, and, with some milk and stevia, it’s my favorite everyday brew.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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drank PG Tips Loose Leaf by PG Tips
1692 tasting notes

When there’s a (-) in front of the number on the thermometer, nothing else will do. Strong and warm as wool socks.

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68
drank PG Tips by PG Tips
19 tasting notes

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13
drank PG Tips by PG Tips
3 tasting notes

Commoner’s Tea- I hate to sound condescending, but this tea has a smoky, acrid taste that is disgusting. This tea can be best described as glorified dirt that looks more like crack or opium; rather than tea.

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80
drank PG Tips by PG Tips
9 tasting notes

A nice black tea. It was recommended to me by a half-British woman, who lives in the US, because it’s one of her favorites. And it doesn’t disappoint. The tea has a smooth flavor, and a decent pick-me-up from caffeine. It’s a nice tea for breakfast.

I prefer tea plain, and PG tips can stand on its own when plain. The box recommends trying sugar, honey, milk, or lemon. I still need to experiment on that front.

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76
drank PG Tips by PG Tips
3 tasting notes

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Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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90
drank Pyramid Teabags by PG Tips
50 tasting notes

Even though I am not from the UK, I drink my tea as a lot do there-cream and sugar. Since drinking this tea 5 years ago or so, it has won my heart. It is my stable go to basic black tea bag tea. When I want a no frills blend, this is it. It is very comforting to me and I reach for it when I am being nostalgic. Yes, I do agree it does steep fast and can be bitter BUT, it is never too bad that cream and sugar do not save it. I am not a purest of black tea (thus yet), but I think even if I was, my love of cream and sugar will always draw me home to this because I think that is how this was meant to be drunk:)

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62
drank PG Tips by PG Tips
512 tasting notes

We had an English pub open up right down the street from us less than a month ago. I stopped by there this evening after dropping the husband off at the airport. We’ve been there twice before and I have been pleased to see that their hot tea offering is PG Tips (noted on the menu by name) and offered in a teapot, not just a cup.

Yeah…it’s like the English version of Lipton but better, and by better I mean stronger. :) It also seems to be more forgiving of water temperatures that are likely far too cool to steep a lot of teas satisfactorily. The first two times it was a pyramid bag. Tonight it was a bag like Celestial Seasonings – flat, square, meshy/papery. I wonder if they had run out or something, because it wasn’t as hefty as before either. Or maybe it was a flat bagged version of PG Tips rather than the pyramids.

At any rate, while nothing I want to keep around, it’s a very passable restaurant tea. :) I do wish I could find PG Tips Strong in a store around here to try out…

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec
gmathis

I can find it bagged pretty easily, but my source for looseleaf/bulk dried up. Missing it.

Nicole

I have never even seen it loose.

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99
drank PG Tips by PG Tips
142 tasting notes

PGTips has to be the most all-round well-made, durable tea of all time. it puts up with whatever you throw at it (although i prefer to stop steeping around 3-4 minutes) and keeps on going. even iced, this tea is just the nummiest. add a TON of sugar and you’ve got sweet tea that would make a southern belle smile! now, pardon me while i go have me a cuppa…

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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100
drank Pyramid Teabags by PG Tips
304 tasting notes

My cupboard says I have drank this tea 25 times, let’s do some math 25 X16=400 cups of PG Tips!
I feel I have crossed over to the expert level on this brew. Brisk, drinkable and my morning go to tea. Don’t let those pyramid bags fool you, the tea will expand to fill up the pyramid. This tea requires a quick 2 minute steeping time. Get your cup ready…raw sugar, a splash of milk, twirl in cup, pour in the tea and watch the caramel color show…perfection in a cup.
When I first started drinking tea, I wanted a good morning cup of tea with consistency. A tea that was coffee like and tea like and would take well to milk. After spending hundreds of dollars on fancier blends, I found this unassuming tea and my morning routine became consistent with a perfect cup of tea each and every morning.
Someone once described this tea as a “ratty” tea.
I have a few ratty teas in my cupboard, they have been there for a while, they are ok, just not what I want to drink. PG Tips is far from being ratty, it is THE one tea I would not be without in my tea cupboard.
What is your one morning tea you will not let yourself run out of in your cupboard?

gmathis

This is definitely one of my ratties, as well.

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66
drank PG Tips by PG Tips
10 tasting notes

This tea is really nothing fancy but it is delicious all the same. I like it steeped for about a minute and a half. Two minutes is fine too, but any longer than that and the tannins take over. I then sweeten it with a 1/4 tsp of sugar and a splash of whole milk.

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 30 sec

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100
drank PG Tips by PG Tips
5 tasting notes

Currently my favorite black tea. I like to let it steep for a little while because I like my tea kind of strong. Also good with milk and sugar, but I prefer it straight.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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