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70
drank PG Tips by PG Tips
19 tasting notes

Classic black tea, the only plain black tea I really have around anymore. One of the only ones I put milk in. A bit tannin-y but I expect it.

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51
drank Pyramid Teabags by PG Tips
11 tasting notes

It’s fine for what it is. Better with sugar, no milk. I used the tea bags, no sure how much that is.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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65
drank PG Tips by PG Tips
15 tasting notes

Pretty solid simple supermarket tea, nice bold flavor with a little metallic or green something taste over the top, compared to similar tea (e.g. Barry’s Gold Blend, Red Rose). Stands up well to milk and sugar, and makes a fine breakfast.

Flavors: Green Beans, Malt, Metallic, Tea

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 g 9 OZ / 266 ML

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85
drank PG Tips by PG Tips
4 tasting notes

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81
drank Pyramid Teabags by PG Tips
432 tasting notes

Here is one that has been a long time coming. PG Tips is such an established brand that it is almost impossible for a tea drinker to avoid products carrying the PG Tips name. Even in the middle of nowhere, I can always, and I do mean always, count on at least one or two supermarkets to carry PG Tips products (Twinings of London too). So, at some point, I was going to be reviewing a PG Tips product. It was perhaps as certain as death and taxes.

I did not do anything fancy for this one. I steeped one pyramid sachet in approximately 8 ounces of 212 F water for 3 minutes. I did not attempt any additional infusions.

Prior to infusion, I noticed slight straw and sawdust-like aromas on the nose. One thing I can say is that the PG Tips sachet is more like an enlarged conventional teabag than the silken sachets that many other vendors use. After infusion, I noticed that the dark copper tea liquor produced aromas of straw, toast, sawdust, and molasses. In the mouth, the tea was predictably brisk, tannic, and astringent, offering notes of fresh baked bread, oak, leather, sawdust, brown toast, molasses, straw, and malt before a smooth, drying finish with lingering woodiness, maltiness, and a satisfying creamy note reminiscent of oatmeal.

Honestly, this was far from bad for an ubiquitous supermarket black tea blend. I can see why it is so popular. I would have no problem recommending this to fans of brisk blends and traditional Old World brands alike.

Flavors: Baked Bread, Brown Toast, Cream, Leather, Malt, Molasses, Oak wood, Oats, Sawdust, Straw

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML
Daylon R Thomas

One of my friends absolutely loves them.

eastkyteaguy

Daylon, I am in the same boat. One of my very best friends has a love affair with any sort of strong, brisk black tea blend. This and Taylor’s of Harrogate Scottish Breakfast are two of his favorites. As a matter of fact, I bought one of the 40 count boxes of PG Tips just so he and I could split it.

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60

So I bought this at Walmart. I’ve read that PG Tips US is different. Welp it’s weak. Like it wants to be a good tea when it grows up, but it just can’t get there. The flavor is mild and smooth, slightly malty, but the mildness comes off as weakness. I can’t tell if this is overly “mild” on purpose or if it’s just some piss poor weak tea. The packaging is disappointing. It’s like a giant wad of bags in a box. None of them are individually wrapped, and they’re exposed to air. Something tells me this contributes to the flaccid (yes that’s appropriate) taste. Twinnings and Bigelow English/Irish breakfast teas are MUCH better!

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drank PG Tips by PG Tips
1727 tasting notes

Saw this in the store the other day and decided to see what the British are drinking. It’s not bad. I was told this was a tea made for milk and sugar so I added sugar and a splash of almond milk. The tea itself is fairly good for a teabag. It’s got a malty character and a bit of a fruity character. Maybe not as high a grade as what I’m used to but a higher grade than Lipton.

Brewed two teabags in 16oz of boiling water for 3 minutes.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Gooseberry Spoon

When I worked at a place where brewing good tea was next to impossible I drank this. I agree it’s better than Lipton, but their packaging drives me nuts.

gmathis

I like it looseleaf best, but extremely hard to find anything but bags in SW Missouri.

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39
drank PG Tips by PG Tips
14 tasting notes

Tasted like sawdust mixed with poor quality black tea.

Flavors: Sawdust

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec 3 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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97
drank PG Tips by PG Tips
9 tasting notes

In between all the fancy and exquisite teas, there has to be a place for a good, reliable, no-brainer tea. I discovered this on a recent trip to Scotland and can’t go back to any other basic black tea. I use one pyramid bag to 16 oz. boiling water and let it steep for at least four minutes before I pour my first cup. Milk and sugar or sweetener enhances the flavor.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank PG Tips Decaf by PG Tips
1 tasting notes

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100
drank PG Tips by PG Tips
13 tasting notes

Este té me encanta, solo o con leche y normalmente lo preparo con agua de canela.
Me gusta más que el famoso Twinings.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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28
drank PG Tips by PG Tips
1 tasting notes

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Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 9 OZ / 280 ML

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80
drank PG Tips by PG Tips
18 tasting notes

I thought a new personal review of this tea was needed since PG Tips sort of did a ‘new Coke’ last year. Early in 2015 PG Tips reduced the size of their tea bags from 3.1g to 2.9g. To compensate for this minor reduction and still achieve the same great taste the blend was slightly changed. I must say they did a good job of hiding the change. The tea still brews up into that nice malty/cocoa flavour. The only difference I taste is a slight bitterness if it is over steeped. Otherwise this is the same great cuppa it always has been.
A classic Assam, Ceylon, and Kenyan English tea.

Flavors: Cocoa, Malt, Smooth

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec 3 g 7 OZ / 207 ML

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100
drank PG Tips by PG Tips
12 tasting notes

Love this! Replaced my morning coffee. I add milk to this tea and it keeps me wide awake.

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74
drank PG Tips by PG Tips
584 tasting notes

Best. Builder’s tea. Ever. Seriously, this with a splash of skim milk and I feel ready to take on the day . Ready for anything, really. It’s hearty, earthy, strong, sturdy as a rock. It’s the regular drip coffee of the tea world. I had two cuppas this morning. (I need it— we’re short-staffed this week and I am in no mood for peoples’ whining and complaining.)

Onward!

Flavors: Earth, Grass

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74
drank PG Tips by PG Tips
584 tasting notes

I’ve been meaning to try this one for a while now. I have seen enough BBC television show sets and read enough modern British lit to know that this is the working Englishman’s go-to tea. Also, my boyfriend works with a Scot, an Irishman, and several English people and they have all introduced him to it. “It’s the OG tea,” he told me. “You’ll like it.”

I brewed it up this morning in my purple butterfly fine china teacup with a dash of skim milk. I like the uniqueness of the sachets— it’s a pyramid shape made of meshlike paper— ideal for allowing the water to hit the leaves completely.

The tea liquor was a reddish-brown color, which looked delicious mingled with the opaqueness of the milk. It almost looked pink!

It held its own against the milk very well, flavor-wise. It tasted… strong. Like, it tasted like it could bench 450 lbs. Smooth, not astringent, lots of room to add whatever you want to it— milk, sugar, honey, lemon, etc.

Found my new go-to for Builder’s Tea.

keychange

Oh yeah, everyone needs a non-fussy strong tea in their life, that’s for sure.

teaqueen

Plus we found it in the English Food section of the store, so I felt all worldly and stuff buying it. :D

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drank PG Tips by PG Tips
14 tasting notes

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91
drank PG Tips by PG Tips
4 tasting notes

This is my usual Go To Tea for when I do not want any added flavors. I enjoy the richness! I drink tea usually iced but enjoy this warm with milk & honey also.

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70
drank PG Tips by PG Tips
5 tasting notes

This is my daily morning cuppa. A strong, basic British tea that’s good with milk, which can be astonishingly hard to find in America at most supermarkets.
It’s not a fancy tea, but in my opinion it’s superior to most readily available teas in the USA. And it’s cheap enough that I don’t have to even think twice about having a cup a few times a day (I’m rarely drink coffee, so this is my version of it).
I buy it on Amazon where you can get two BIG boxes with free Prime shipping. Lasts our household about 6 months, and ends up being cheaper than buying inferior tea at the supermarket!

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90
drank Pyramid Teabags by PG Tips
41 tasting notes

Great tea for the morning, strong and tasty. It wakes me up like coffee. I slightly slightly prefer the Yorkshire Tea but this one is pretty close.

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drank PG Tips by PG Tips
1 tasting notes

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75
drank PG Tips by PG Tips
35 tasting notes

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85
drank Pyramid Teabags by PG Tips
64 tasting notes

Just a big travel press mug of this to help kick in my muscle relaxant and try to banish the spasmy, rigid back. Nothing fancy.

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drank PG Tips by PG Tips
1995 tasting notes

40 degree temperature drop overnight plus the first day back at work after a lovely week-and-change off…need the heavy stuff today.

As preferences and tolerances change, I don’t consider this to be the strongest tea in my cupboard these days—there are others with more boot and more bite. But it’s sturdy and black; takes milk well and warms your reluctant bones. Who could ask for more.

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