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drank Pyramid Teabags by PG Tips
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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, 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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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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My grading criteria for tea is as follows:

90-100: Exceptional. I love this stuff. If I can get it, I will drink it pretty much every day.

80-89: Very good. I really like this stuff and wouldn’t mind keeping it around for regular consumption.

70-79: Good. I like this stuff, but may or may not reach for it regularly.

60-69: Solid. I rather like this stuff and think it’s a little bit better-than-average. I’ll drink it with no complaints, but am more likely to reach for something I find more enjoyable than revisit it with regularity.

50-59: Average. I find this stuff to be more or less okay, but it is highly doubtful that I will revisit it in the near future if at all.

40-49: A little below average. I don’t really care for this tea and likely won’t have it again.

39 and lower: Varying degrees of yucky.

Don’t be surprised if my average scores are a bit on the high side because I tend to know what I like and what I dislike and will steer clear of teas I am likely to find unappealing.

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