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drank Pyramid Teabags by PG Tips
109 tasting notes

Amidst all the Celestial Seasonings teas, I was surprised to see this tea in my grocery store. I’ve heard a lot about it and I see even Mark T. Wendell sells it so I thought “England’s #1 Tea” was worth a shot. Fortunately, I still have my tea bag tongs.

The Kenyan tea in the blend is what makes this different for me-never had Kenyan in an English/Scottish/Irish blend.

PG promises 50% more room in this pyramid bag, but it seems pretty small as far as pyramid bags go. If you don’t unfold it carefully, you have mainly a basic teabag. This brews a nice, dark mahogany cup in only two minutes, and is probably really loaded with caffeine. The flavor is strong and brisk-it tastes much like Upton’s East Frisian Blend. There is just a slight bitterness on the finish-doesn’t bother me.

I enjoyed this cup. Not sure that I would have this as anything but a breakfast tea, but it’s flavorful and wakes me up. I like it.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec
ScottTeaMan

I’ve tried PG Tips a few years ago and thought it was nothing special. Nowhere near as good as East Frisian Blend! Maybe I received a bad batch of TIPS.

Me

I like PG Tips more than Red Rose or Salada etc if I have to go bagged. It’s got a nice, distinct taste. Haven’t tried the pyramid bags though.

Scott B

The pyramid bags hold about 3 grams of tea, which I believe is more tea than most bags, so that is nice.
It’s not a great tea, but it’s good. It makes me wonder how good it could be as a full leaf loose blend. I’m thinking it’s the Kenyan tea that makes it more distinct.

ScottTeaMan

Every Kenyan tea I’ve had, has its own distinction.

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ScottTeaMan

I’ve tried PG Tips a few years ago and thought it was nothing special. Nowhere near as good as East Frisian Blend! Maybe I received a bad batch of TIPS.

Me

I like PG Tips more than Red Rose or Salada etc if I have to go bagged. It’s got a nice, distinct taste. Haven’t tried the pyramid bags though.

Scott B

The pyramid bags hold about 3 grams of tea, which I believe is more tea than most bags, so that is nice.
It’s not a great tea, but it’s good. It makes me wonder how good it could be as a full leaf loose blend. I’m thinking it’s the Kenyan tea that makes it more distinct.

ScottTeaMan

Every Kenyan tea I’ve had, has its own distinction.

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Started drinking tea for health benefits maybe 5 years ago-exclusively bagged tea. Usually went for various Celestial Seasonings type of stuff. I bought a tea infuser at a gourmet shop once and then I realized there was almost no loose tea available. Eventually tiring of bags, I started ordering loose tea online and I have never gone back. Initially, I was exploring all the wild and exotic flavor combinations, but now I mostly drink straight teas. I still enjoy blended teas-but prefer those without “flavoring”. Hope to learn here and find some new teas I might not otherwise find. Am a vegan, so “milk” generally means “soymilk” to me. If it’s almond, rice, or coconut, I will mention that fact.

I am new here, and new to reviewing tea. Many of my initial reviews will be from memory and may not be very detailed at all. I hope to write more informative reviews on current and future teas.

I won’t let external factors affect my rating of the tea-such as slow shipping, too expensive, etc. I’ll mention any customer service problems in my reviews. I also won’t let my mistakes in not following the seller’s recommended parameters affect a rating. I can’t believe people who say “I forgot about it and oversteeped it” and then give it a rating. If I brew outside the parameters, I will wait until I brew it right before I give it a rating.

TEMPORARY RATING SYSTEM- Don’t hold me to these numbers and descriptions-like George Bluth, I like to tweak.

90+ It’s awesome, right?? I’ll probably try to keep it on hand.

80-89 – I really like this and will buy it again at some point, but there are so many teas to try!

70-79 – This is a pretty good tea and I may buy it again based on my mood, what tea store I am buying from, and what kind of deal I can get.

60-69 – This is okay. I finished the bag. I would drink it again if offered, but would not buy it again.

40-59 – IF I finished the bag, I recall this tea thinking “Why in the hell did I finish the bag?”

1-39 – Did not finish the bag. Maybe not even the cup. Tea was given away or discarded.

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