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drank PG Tips by PG Tips
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I finally got a box of this last evening. So though I typically like to brew a pot of loose leaf tea on weekend mornings, and I just got several other fun teas from Tealuxe, I was excited to start the day with this one.

So now begins the experimentation to determine how I like this brewed. I started with a 3 minute steep and I’m having it plain. The flavor is exactly what I want out of a breakfast style tea, but stronger than I expected. I’m probably going to experiment with a shorter steep next time. I will definitely be experimenting with the milk/sweetener as well.

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Preparation
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gmathis

I’m firmly convinced that PG tips can do no wrong. I tend to lean toward the strong and unleaded side, but I know that you’re watching caffeine a bit, so I don’t think you’ll be disappointed with a short steep.

rabbysmom

Glad you finally got a box! I think I have you to thank for my now addiction to PG Tips in the am:) I’m now on my 2nd box. I do 8oz to a tea bag, add two sugar cubes and milk for a great flavor. Usually 3 to 4 minute steep, but just depends on if I loose track or not, lol. Usually I’m making 16 oz with 2 teabags to put in my big mug for the drive to work. This turns into a pinky brownish liquid, which makes no sense, but I have come to love that color because it indicates one good cuppa to get me going in the morning :) Are there Bi-Lo’s in NC? They are always putting PG Tips on sale for buy one get one free.

gmathis

I am absolutely envious of the grocery stores everywhere else except where I am … PG Tips only available (rather pricey-like) at health food/specialty import store. Tazo and Republic of Tea is as exotic as it gets around here. Sigh.

laurenpressley

@gmathis: I’m looking forward to the strong and unleaded version in the future!! I didn’t start seeing PG Tips in our groceries until somewhat recently… maybe they’re coming? If not, you can get deals on PG Tips through Amazon, even through the Subscribe and Save program (where you set it up to send you a recurring order for a discount): http://bit.ly/duEJrW There’s also a current special at Amazon: Save 25% on PG Tips when you enter code TIPSPG44 at checkout. Hope this helps! :)

@rabbysmom: Haha, I didn’t realize I was spinning off addictions! I might be late to it in the scheme of things, but I think I’m going to be right there with you. :) Awesome steeping/milk/sugar information, too. I’ll try that out next! I wonder what the pinkish color is about. It’ll be fun to see in person. There are a few Bi-Los around, but none near me. I was able to use a Harris Teeter VIC card to bring down the price a bit, though….

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gmathis

I’m firmly convinced that PG tips can do no wrong. I tend to lean toward the strong and unleaded side, but I know that you’re watching caffeine a bit, so I don’t think you’ll be disappointed with a short steep.

rabbysmom

Glad you finally got a box! I think I have you to thank for my now addiction to PG Tips in the am:) I’m now on my 2nd box. I do 8oz to a tea bag, add two sugar cubes and milk for a great flavor. Usually 3 to 4 minute steep, but just depends on if I loose track or not, lol. Usually I’m making 16 oz with 2 teabags to put in my big mug for the drive to work. This turns into a pinky brownish liquid, which makes no sense, but I have come to love that color because it indicates one good cuppa to get me going in the morning :) Are there Bi-Lo’s in NC? They are always putting PG Tips on sale for buy one get one free.

gmathis

I am absolutely envious of the grocery stores everywhere else except where I am … PG Tips only available (rather pricey-like) at health food/specialty import store. Tazo and Republic of Tea is as exotic as it gets around here. Sigh.

laurenpressley

@gmathis: I’m looking forward to the strong and unleaded version in the future!! I didn’t start seeing PG Tips in our groceries until somewhat recently… maybe they’re coming? If not, you can get deals on PG Tips through Amazon, even through the Subscribe and Save program (where you set it up to send you a recurring order for a discount): http://bit.ly/duEJrW There’s also a current special at Amazon: Save 25% on PG Tips when you enter code TIPSPG44 at checkout. Hope this helps! :)

@rabbysmom: Haha, I didn’t realize I was spinning off addictions! I might be late to it in the scheme of things, but I think I’m going to be right there with you. :) Awesome steeping/milk/sugar information, too. I’ll try that out next! I wonder what the pinkish color is about. It’ll be fun to see in person. There are a few Bi-Los around, but none near me. I was able to use a Harris Teeter VIC card to bring down the price a bit, though….

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a tea drinking librarian
& a reading, yoga practicing, mommy

I’ve been into tea, at some level, since college with a first tin of loose tea brought back by my parents from Oxford. My love of tea increased with a visit to Boston and a chance cup at Tealuxe. Since then I’ve only gotten more interested in tea and have developed more of an appreciation for it.

tea rating guide
(updated 12/2010)

100: a perfect cuppa. these are the teas I’ll keep in my cupboard and tend to be one per type of tea.

90-99: will definitely get more of this tea

80-89: likely to get more and perhaps it will become a favorite with time

70-79: very good, depending on my mood or the season

60-69: wouldn’t actively try to get this tea, but also wouldn’t avoid it in a tea shop or restaurant

50-59: run-of-the-mill tea for me

40-49: decent, would hit the spot in some moods, but probably wouldn’t purchase it for my cupboard

30-39: okay, will try again, maybe

20-29: meh. I’d try this tea again if no other were available

10-19: drinkable, but a forced cup

0-9: didn’t even finish the cup

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