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!