Tetley Tea Bag

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Black Tea
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  • “Hello Steepsterites! We were in the UK this weekend to attend a family wedding. To make a lot of things a lot easier we had booked local accomodations for the night. It was... Well, it was a...” Read full tasting note
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    Angrboda 1290 tasting notes
  • “Backlogging from Vacation #1: I spent a week at my fiance's father's house with him. It was a nice vacation. I really like his father in some ways and not so much in others. I think it is like...” Read full tasting note
    MegWesley 526 tasting notes
  • “This is my 'normal' tea for home at the moment. I'm often not the person who is drinking it though, because I often make it for my housemate while I make myself something more interesting. He...” Read full tasting note
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    grinnyguy 187 tasting notes
  • “Standard, basic black tea. I take six teabags with some agave at one time and make iced tea overnight. Comes out pretty good. Can be found easily at local supermarket. 12/24/13 - I finished the...” Read full tasting note
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    hannabling 81 tasting notes

From Tetley

2000 perforations let the flavor flood out.

The tea in Canada and the UK is not the same as the tea offered in the USA. The Canadian consumer has a different tea palate than the US consumer, and our tea reflects the choice of the Americans. Our British Blend tea is the closest blend to what is enjoyed in Canada and the UK. It comes in a round, stringless tea bag with a special paper that allows for fuller infusion, but it is not an identical blend to the Canadian/UK blends.

Our Classic Blends, British Blends, Green Blends and Iced Tea Blends, regular and decaf, have been manufactured in Georgia for over 50 years. The canisters and drawstring teas are manufactured in the UK by our parent company, The Tetley Group.

None of our Black tea blends contain any tea from China. These teas are sourced from many different countries, including Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, India, Vietnam, Argentina, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. Our Green and White tea blends contain tea sourced from China, and we have an extensive testing and tasting regime to ensure they meet our very high quality and safety standards.

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56 Tasting Notes

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1290 tasting notes

Hello Steepsterites!

We were in the UK this weekend to attend a family wedding. To make a lot of things a lot easier we had booked local accomodations for the night. It was… Well, it was a bed, anyway. In the room there was also the luxury of the possibility of making a cup of tea or coffee, according to ones preferences.

This was the tea available.

Well. I shan’t go into too much detail because I remember only these few things about it. Either this was all there was to remember or I’ve simply surpressed the rest of it. To put it down in a few keywords, this is what it was like,

It smelled strongly like wet cardboard and tasted faintly like ashes.

And when I say ashes, I don’t mean that it was in way smoky or at one point had been smoky. It was just bad.

But it was all there was, and I was in need.

Drinkable. Just.

alaudacorax

I often find myself wondering whether advertisements really work. Years ago, I used to love the telly adverts with the Tetley Tea Folk – little cartoon men. I particularly remember the ‘Tetley Tea Folk, Folk Dancers’ one – with the chap having little bells on the tips of his habitual carpet slippers. I used to look out for them. Yet it never once occurred to me to actually buy the stuff, so I never tasted it!

alaudacorax

Actually, I suppose it’s quite odd that we Brits are a nation of tea drinkers, yet it’s quite difficult to get a decent cuppa outside the home. Or it used to be – gave up trying years ago – in a cafe I drink coffee or a fruit juice.

Angrboda

The stupid thing is that Husband actually suggested that we bring some with us to share with his parents, but he thought of it so late that it wasn’t possible. (I can’t just randomly grab something off the shelf with no preparation like that)

Ysaurella

this is something lovely in the Uk, in any hotel I went, we had the ability to do coffee or tea thanks to a generous kettle.
I think this is the same problem in France, in cafe you often get a stupid tea sachet (tetley, lipton, richard) It’s quite rare to find out good teas except when you choice a tea room.

Ysaurella

oh , one good point for Tetley is their “tir press” system on sachets :)

Angrboda

This wasn’t even a sachet, just a regular old paper tea bag.

Ysaurella

you were definitevely unlucky with this Tetley so :)

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526 tasting notes

Backlogging from Vacation #1:

I spent a week at my fiance’s father’s house with him. It was a nice vacation. I really like his father in some ways and not so much in others. I think it is like that for everybody. He is a fantastic cook though and I learned how to make a stuffed zucchini. That was yummy.

We went out to breakfast one day with his grandmother to Perkins. I got this and put honey and half & half in it. It stood up to the extra additions fairly well and warmed me up. I did taste it plain and it was fairly standard. I could see this being used like Lipton is used in our family. The standard tea that you grow up with. Not drop dead amazing but not half bad either.

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187 tasting notes

This is my ‘normal’ tea for home at the moment. I’m often not the person who is drinking it though, because I often make it for my housemate while I make myself something more interesting. He invariably compliments me on how good it is and asks me what it is (he’s very good at showing an interest in my tea obsession). I can’t say it’s wonderful, but it does the job it’s supposed to, and it does it pretty well

cteresa

I have as well a weakness for normal blue blox plain-from-the-supermarket Tetleu in a blue box.

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81 tasting notes

Standard, basic black tea. I take six teabags with some agave at one time and make iced tea overnight. Comes out pretty good. Can be found easily at local supermarket.

12/24/13 – I finished the box! I’ve been drinking a lot of this recently, double tea bagging it with milk, and its delicious. I’m increasing my rating. Tea box is empty, mission completed!

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518 tasting notes

For me, too malty, too sharp, too heavy … though, oddly, if you steep it to death, it develops sweet notes. I will drink it if nothing else is available, and I’ll drink it and like it if visiting a friend and this is what they have. My biggest problem with Tetley is how I associate with being hospitalized. A covered cup of warm water and a Tetley tea bag would come up on the tray, and I would steep the Tetley a good 15 minutes and then knock it back, trying to get a clearer head and fight back the stupid-making effects of pain meds.

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767 tasting notes

This is the standard tea for iced tea in my house. It does the job, and there is always a pitcher of it in the fridge.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
ashmanra

Tetley British Blemd is one of my hubby’s favorite teas! He likes it hot or iced.

Veronica

My husband drinks the British Blend hot and the regular Tetley iced. He’ll hardly touch other teas. He’s a creature of habit. :)

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243 tasting notes

This was my everyday tea for a really long time. Still kind of is. Decent, quick, convenient. Unfortunately, I rarely, if ever, drank this for the tea taste, I always added milk and sweetener because it was to wake me up and get the morning going.

I always oversteeped this, I was definitely looking for a darker tea here.

Preparation
4 min, 45 sec

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141 tasting notes

Had this a couple of days ago. 2000 perforations let the flavor out all right, before you even make the tea. Bland and flavorless, like Lipton.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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73 tasting notes

This is the UK version – I’ve experienced the difference in tea sold in the US and in Ireland and the UK!

I have this every morning and afternoon – 2 tea bags in the pot, 5 minutes’ steeping, bunch of (soy) milk and I’m alive. It’s not great in itself, but is much better than most of the supermarket teas that you can afford to drink in quantity. Most of those are too weak for me, with the occasional strong but bitter type.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
cteresa

I don´t know about if there are differences between Tetley UK and Tetley Portugal, maybe, but the blue box Tetley was my grandmother´s tea, the only tea I grew up with. I still love it. I think I love Ceylon teas because of it.

cteresa

and btw, hi!

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I don’t know why I continue to order tea at a diner, because I always end up with this. And it’s awful. I force myself to drink it, bitter taste and all, because it’s sitting in front of me. And forget getting a second cup out of it. It’s weak and bitter, and not enjoyable in the slightest.

I guess it’s better than coffee, at least. (That… isn’t saying much.)

Melissa

I agree. Unfortunately, I seem to need tea with breakfast so when I go out for breakfast, I’m forced to have this. Lemon can help although that isn’t always available so I’m stuck using milk. With good teas, I drink it straight.

Angela

I’ll have to try lemon – I never add anything to my tea (mainly fear of messing it up), but there’s not much you can do to mess this one up :P

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