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Special Blend

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200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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From PG Tips

“The delicate balance and rounded character of PG tips Special Blend comes from the finest tips of tea plants from Ceylon and Kenya. All you need to do is pop the kettle on and enjoy the robust taste of your extra special cuppa. Available in 80s Pyramid bags.”

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This tea is simply superb, It has a smooth taste, refreshing and can be taken at anytime of the day…I have searched high and low for stock and there is simply none about… PG or is it UNILEVER appear to have replaced this with their new range of Fresh Teas…unfortunately they come a poor second to special blend… I have now reverted to Twinnings 1706 blend which is detailed as a strong traditional tea… we find this blend quite delicious . PG / Unilever have failed to support their customers, they could have given us warning to stock up on Special Blend, or offered it on line through selected retailers .. but to remove it completely sends out the simple message – we do not care about our loyal customers !!! If any of you are Unilever shareholders write immediately to your chairman .. and demand Special Blend’s return.

composer729

Definitely NOT cool that there was NO WARNING!! Have been getting it from World Mkt for a few yrs now, and suddenly ……. !! :( :( :( Regular PG TIPS is NOT the same … more bitter. :)
BRING IT BACK, PLEEEASE.

gs

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100
1 tasting notes

As far as I’m concerned this is the best tea that pg tips has ever put in a little bag! Why oh why did they stop producing it?
I’m at a loss to find a suitable replacement. Is there any body feel the same as me? Any recommendations on a good substitute?

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
TMMT

I agree, I just found out about this. This is my favorite tea and the only one I drink in fact. I’m very upset about this.

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90
60 tasting notes

Tasty. Glad my shoppe has regular PG Tips back in stock, though.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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100
1 tasting notes

It’s fascinating to find this thread!

I have emailed – via their website – Unilever, twice now abut their decision to remove PG Tips Special Blend from sale. The first was ignored; I have slim hopes of a reply to the one I sent today.

That wonderful tea was like no other we can find – strong and smooth at the same time; such a fine prominent aroma – and such a super-clean taste: beautiful – just what tea should be. I so wish it was still available but we bought all that our local Sainsbury’s had a few months back at a bargain price.

We’ve since tried all of the obvious supermarket brands – most recently the FairTrade Darjeeling. We threw the bags away – oh dear, so weak and tasteless despite the fine aroma from the dry teabags that reminded us of the PG Tips Special blend.

No Twining’s has yet truly pleased us, even the 1706 Strong Breakfast; so far the tea we’ve liked best is the Yorkshire Gold Assam Season’s Pick. This has a very good strength but lacks taste; what taste there is, is clean though but the drink lacks that fine aroma of the PG Tips Special blend.

If anyone has found an alternative, please do tell!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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75
21 tasting notes

A good straight up classic tea. If you’re looking for a good black tea with nothing special added this is a good bet. delicious.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 6 min, 30 sec

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100
1 tasting notes

All my friends who are discerning tea drinkers prefer this Special Blend. Why have UniLever stopped producing it, or will they start again after a review?

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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100
1 tasting notes

the best tea in a bag pity my supermarkets no longer stock this very tasty non bitter tea.

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Boiling

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68
4 tasting notes

Delicious, though I do prefer regular old PG Tips.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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67
125 tasting notes

I like this one, not as much as the regular PG Tips, but still good. It has a darker flavor (if flavors can be dark), but it’s not bitter, even after I oversteep sometimes like I did today. (I was at work and got distracted.)

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75
40 tasting notes

I love this tea. It is my number two bagged tea after Barry’s Classic Blend (I just like the stronger Irish blends more). I know PG Tips is popularly viewed as one of the best blends out there, but I just can’t get into it. It is OK, and if there is nothing else to sip on I don’t feel too terribly dissapointed, but the Special Blend is worth the extra cost as it blows the normal way out of the water. It is smoother and bolder at the same time, and the aftertaste is strong and clean, but not bitter.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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