PG Tips

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85
drank Pyramid Teabags by PG Tips
34 tasting notes

Just a big travel press mug of this to help kick in my muscle relaxant and try to banish the spasmy, rigid back. Nothing fancy.

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drank PG Tips by PG Tips
1757 tasting notes

40 degree temperature drop overnight plus the first day back at work after a lovely week-and-change off…need the heavy stuff today.

As preferences and tolerances change, I don’t consider this to be the strongest tea in my cupboard these days—there are others with more boot and more bite. But it’s sturdy and black; takes milk well and warms your reluctant bones. Who could ask for more.

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85
drank PG Tips by PG Tips
34 tasting notes

This is just a standard, everyday kind of tea. It’s the second-favorite of the bagged imports I’ve bought. It’s good, strong, and consistent.

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85
drank PG Tips by PG Tips
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Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec 3 g 12 OZ / 354 ML

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85
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Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 30 sec 2 g 12 OZ / 354 ML

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85
drank PG Tips by PG Tips
61 tasting notes

Some nights a strong brew of PG Tips with too much sugar and more milk than normal is just the way through. Clearly, this is one of those nights.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 3 g 12 OZ / 354 ML

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85
drank PG Tips by PG Tips
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Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec 3 g 12 OZ / 354 ML

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85
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Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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85
drank PG Tips by PG Tips
61 tasting notes

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85
drank PG Tips by PG Tips
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85
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Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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85
drank PG Tips by PG Tips
61 tasting notes

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85
drank PG Tips by PG Tips
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20
drank PG Tips by PG Tips
10 tasting notes

Not the best tea to have, the taste is not good enough compare to other tea companies with the same kind of tea, just a cheap tea and maybe not bad as an occasional tea.

Preparation
0 min, 15 sec 1 tsp

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84
drank PG Tips by PG Tips
208 tasting notes

This isn’t a subtle tea, or a nuanced one. It doesn’t taste like sweet potato or chocolate or freshly baked bread. It just tastes like tea. As others have noted, PG Tips really is England’s Lipton—albeit a bolder, deeper version. It really is quite strong—my general stance is the more kick the better, but this one can be a bit much even for me if steeped too long. This has been my wakeup beverage of choice lately, and it’s just the thing for those fuzzy early mornings (and really, when are early mornings any other way?) when you’re not aware enough to appreciate a more refined (or pricey) tea and just need a serious caffeine infusion ASAP.

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drank PG Tips by PG Tips
6 tasting notes

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100
drank PG Tips by PG Tips
5 tasting notes

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100
drank PG Tips by PG Tips
5 tasting notes

The BEST everyday tea on the PLANET. Full of flavour, character and I could easily pick this out blindfolded. Excellent value for money, if you like a strong cuppa or even if you don’t, one bag goes a long long way!

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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65
drank PG Tips Decaf by PG Tips
17 tasting notes

I overdid it with the puerh yesterday. After I steeped my chenpi to extinction, I moved on to another shou, which was extremely delicious right up until I discovered from first-hand experience that ‘tea-drunk’ skips right over the pleasant intoxication of, say, ‘merlot-drunk’ and goes straight to the hangover.

I’m not even going to review yesterday’s second shou experience, but it did make me go to the corner shop and get a load of digestive biscuits and croissants to fill the snack-cupboard with, lest I encounter puerh on an empty stomach ever again.

This morning I tried to seek comfort and solace in my favourite, gentle, softly-murmuring Oolong, but yesterday’s dizzying memory still haunts me, so I’m settling myself with PG Tips decaf, with a big splash of milk to cool it down and temper any lingering and vicious shards of caffeine, tannins, polyphenols and whatnot.

It’s quite nice, though to get any tea-taste at all, it has to be brewed for a good couple of minutes in a mug of boiling water, whilst poking at the teabag then squeezing it against the side of the mug with a teaspoon.

I’m rating this highly for a mass-market decaf with a watery taste. 65 I think, because although I once opened up a teabag of it and tried to brew the ‘leaves’ in a jug, like loose-leaf, and watched the tiny particles turn to an unhealthy-looking brownish sludge, sometimes it’s exactly what I need.

It’s like the fizzy-fizzy-make-feel-nice of Alka-Seltzer for merlot-lovers, but for intemperate tea drinkers.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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2
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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80

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
204 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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74
drank PG Tips by PG Tips
204 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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