drank PG Tips by PG Tips
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The one day I took this to work last week, I happened to be speaking to the British expat who was heating a kettle for Yorkshire Tea. He commended me on my choice and now thinks I drink British teas. But I don’t, really. Holy crap, this has to be the strongest English Breakfast I’ve ever had. Two bags steeped very short, like 1.5 minutes, in my thermos. Well smack me in the face and punch me in the gullet, I had to nurse that brew for 12 hours. This is the kind of tea I imagine was dumped in Boston Harbor. I’d take Yorkshire over PG Tips any day. It’s too much for me of the ‘no dairy added’ persuasion.

Flavors: Dark Wood, Heavy, Malt, Tea

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 30 sec 20 OZ / 591 ML
gmathis

(Chuckling.) I love the stuff, but I totally get your point of view! Side note … one of my Sunday girls (6th grader) knows I am a teaist, and on a family trip to Boston, brought me back a packet of tea that was purported to have been historically researched and as close to Boston Harbor as possible. Can’t remember the name at the moment, but it was quite good and nowhere near as strong as PG Tips!

gmathis

OK … had to look at old notes … Congou by Oliver Pluff & Company.

derk

Huh, I may have to try that someday. How kind of your student :)

ashmanra

I was given some Oliver Pluff from Colonial Williamsburg. I think it is sold in Charleston, too.

Leafhopper

This is the tea I drank when I was a coffee person. And yes, it is strong.

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gmathis

(Chuckling.) I love the stuff, but I totally get your point of view! Side note … one of my Sunday girls (6th grader) knows I am a teaist, and on a family trip to Boston, brought me back a packet of tea that was purported to have been historically researched and as close to Boston Harbor as possible. Can’t remember the name at the moment, but it was quite good and nowhere near as strong as PG Tips!

gmathis

OK … had to look at old notes … Congou by Oliver Pluff & Company.

derk

Huh, I may have to try that someday. How kind of your student :)

ashmanra

I was given some Oliver Pluff from Colonial Williamsburg. I think it is sold in Charleston, too.

Leafhopper

This is the tea I drank when I was a coffee person. And yes, it is strong.

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Tea became a hobby and my daily drink of choice some time late in the last decade. My introduction to loose leaf came in the form of dumpster-dived Wuyi oolong packets that somebody left upon moving out of an apartment building. From there, my palate expanded to teas from across China and the world. I used to focus more on taste and still harbor the habit, but after trying sheng pu’er, I tend to focus more on how a tea feels in my body. Does it complement my constitution? Does it change my mood or does it enhance my current mindstate? While I may not mention those effects in tea notes, it is what I value most. Flavored teas are not a favorite but I do drink them intermittently.

In terms of who I am, you could consider me a jill of all trades. Specialty is not my strength, as can be seen in the spread of my tea notes. I might have attention issues. One thing I will always love is riding a bicycle.

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