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drank Pyramid Teabags by PG Tips
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I’m not going to rate this one quite yet. I drank half a cup today, mainly because I messed up on the steeping time. The pyramid bags are quite cute! But because of their shape, they probably release a lot of juicy, tea flavor at a much faster rate. Well, I sort of wasn’t paying attention, and I let my bag drift around in the cup for a good five minutes. The resulting brew was extremely bitter! I could barely drink it.

I added a bit of milk (a teaspoon, literally), and the tiniest pinch of sugar, but it was still very, very bitter. I could taste some interesting, complex notes, but I really couldn’t get a good read on them, because the entire thing just tasted overcooked.

How long should I steep these guys? There really isn’t much information out there. I’m thinking more like 2 minutes, tops…

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Jillian

Does the packaging have any recommendations? I’d start at maybe 3 minutes and see what that does, you don’t want to make the tea too weak either.

Another thing is that PG Tips is an English brand and the Brits religiously add milk to their black tea, so this one is probably meant to have it added in (and probably in larger amounts than you did).

teaplz

The packaging unfortunately has no recommendations. :( I’ve read elsewhere, though that people sometimes steep this for 1-2 minutes and then add milk and sugar. I’m a fan of really strong black tea (I’ll drink Irish Breakfast and English Breakfast without putting anything in at all), and I usually drink it straight, so I’m thinking I might have oversteeped this one. :(

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Jillian

Does the packaging have any recommendations? I’d start at maybe 3 minutes and see what that does, you don’t want to make the tea too weak either.

Another thing is that PG Tips is an English brand and the Brits religiously add milk to their black tea, so this one is probably meant to have it added in (and probably in larger amounts than you did).

teaplz

The packaging unfortunately has no recommendations. :( I’ve read elsewhere, though that people sometimes steep this for 1-2 minutes and then add milk and sugar. I’m a fan of really strong black tea (I’ll drink Irish Breakfast and English Breakfast without putting anything in at all), and I usually drink it straight, so I’m thinking I might have oversteeped this one. :(

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