PG Tips

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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec 3 g 10 oz / 297 ml

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  • “I finally got a box of this last evening. So though I typically like to brew a pot of loose leaf tea on weekend mornings, and I just got several other fun teas from Tealuxe, I was excited to start...” Read full tasting note
  • “Two cups this morning first thing. Take my daughter to preschool for her first full day then come home to enjoy one of my last lazy mornings before I start work tomorrow. Third cup with a buttery...” Read full tasting note
  • “So, I’ve stopped just logging my teas if I don’t have anything new to add to because then my log would get a bit out of hand. So don’t think I’m not drinking my tea, I’m just being lazy about...” Read full tasting note
  • “A good, go-to basic British style tea. Reliable taste – you know what you’re getting: how much to add to the pot, how much and how hot the water needs to be, how long to brew it, and how to doctor...” Read full tasting note

From PG Tips

PG Tips has been the best known and most popular brand of tea in the UK for over 75 years. Stronger than most Indian and African teas, PG Tips has a similar taste to our English Breakfast Tea.

Always innovating and improving its products, PG Tips features pyramid-shaped tea bags, which allow more room for tea to infuse and produce a better flavor. The Freeflow material used in PG Tips tea bags is made of webbed fibers, which allow water to pass through the filter, reaching the tea quickly and decreasing the brewing time. The Freeflow Pyramid bags result in fast brewing and a superior taste.

Contents: 40 teabags, 4.4 oz

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Picked this up today at the International Food Market after forgetting to pick some up the last few times I went. I swear I always forget something even if I have a list with me.

First tried steeping this for 3 minutes (which is where I start all black teas) because I don’t like really strong tea. But 3 minutes was WAY too long for my tastes. Whoa. It was strong beyond belief to me. I couldn’t even finish a few sips. So I tossed out that cup and tried again with a 1 minute steep time. Much, much better.

This is a good basic black tea for everyday. Nothing extraordinary, but it does the trick of satisfying the tea craving.

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PG Tips, you dirty beast of awesome.

This tea takes me friggin’ BACK. I love this. It is a powerhouse of British glory and reminds me of the year I lived in England. I could drink this all the time. It’s really awesome, the flavour is powerful and bold but not overpowering by any means. Really, pretty much a perfect tea.

This stuff is good with anything. I don’t usually drink tea black but it’s even awesome like that. Very good with milk, good with cream if you’re fancy like that, and epically awesome with lemon juice and sugar. As Wallace from Wallace & Gromit might say, “This stuff goes down a treat!”

Do yourself a favour and go buy a box of this now. You’ll probably punch yourself in the face with shame once you realize you should have been drinking this for years. This was at the top of my tea cupboard hiding for a while but I just moved it down to eye-level so I can drink it more often.

Probably not ideal for an evening tea due to the caffeine, but truly glorious for breakfast or especially when the clock strikes 4. It’s tea time, baby!

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Meagan T.

I’m drinking PG Tips this morning, too!! Although it’s probably the other end of “morning” than you :)

Mike Jutan

haha probably! :)

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11 tasting notes

Am I missing something here? PG Tips scores so well amongst you lot and I can’t stand the stuff. In fact, I bought some Yorkshire, Hampstead and Teapigs for friends that still have this rubbish in their cupboards. I hope they have now seen the light.


Completely agree. I can’t see why it is so popular on here. I actually find it makes a bit of a change sometimes because it tastes different to the other standard teas, but I certainly wouldn’t buy any of it, it’s much more bitter than anything else, and it’s so hard to brew because in those pyramid bags, it brews in only a couple of seconds.
I haven’t had any Hampstead tea, but I like Teapigs and Yorkshire – must look up Hampstead and see what I’m missing…


Well I like their Ginger Green in the morning. A bit of zing and a detox. The ginger tastes very fresh, unlike a Twinings version which was just a bag of chemical flavours…


OK thanks! I’ll give it a ty and let you know – it might be a little while though, my tea cupboard is overflowing…

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141 tasting notes

I really oversteeped this tea. I was anticipating that it would be undrinkable, since others have commented how strong this tea is, but it was fine. Of course I added milk and sugar. Not as nice as Twinings, but still better than any American tea, including Tetley’s British Blend.

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I was very skeptical when my friend gifted me a few bags of this unassuming black tea. Color me impressed! So nice with milk and honey. I’m a fan!

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12 tasting notes

This is my favourite cup of “comfort” tea. Any time I’m feeling blue, a mug of hot PG Tips is sure to make me feel better!

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It is one of the best black teas in a teabag I have ever had.

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It takes a strong tea lover to admit to drinking any bagged tea. More power to you! :)


Thanks, I am thinking about doing a episode on my blog where I taste and rate the best bagged black teas.

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67 tasting notes

Wait a minute — perhaps those iffy bags I recently spoke abut were just flukes. Today, I grabbed bags from the middle of the box and the tea came out GORGEOUS. Even though the bags in my box are all individually wrapped, I wonder if some of the leaves are from another blend or harvest than the good ones of today. Either that or I was abducted by aliens in my sleep and they changed my taste buds through an evil experiment and then returned me to Earth before I woke up.

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I’ve been mad dashing around lately and not brewing any tea. But I do have a cup of something bagged in the morning, lately Yorkshire Tea. This morning, I went back to my old pre-steepster, pre-looseleaf, pre-tea-snobbery tea. PG Tips. And I still like it!

Sometimes this comes off mineral-tasting to me, but today I hit the sweet spot and it was just right. One travel cup, one tea bag, 4 minutes steeping with water just boiled, 2 tsp whatever creamer thing I have, and 1 tsp sugar.

I never drank tea with milk- always plain or with sugar because when I tried it with milk, it was disgusting. (Once as a child I added milk and lemon and that worked out as well as can be expected.) Then I realized I’d been overdoing it. I drink my coffee unsweetened with a lot of cream, and would prepare tea exactly the same way. And overpower the tea and basically make hotwatermilk, never a delicious beverage.

This tea isn’t subtle or nuanced and you probably don’t want to sip it and try to savor its delicate flavors, but it’s nice in the early morning when you’re shaking off the cobwebs.

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A few years ago I was wandering about my grocery’s store international aisle, they had all sorts of cool stuff, exotic beans and pickles, wine gums, oats from ireland, and tea. They had about 3 different kinds of “exotic” teas from the UK and Ireland. I found them interesting because up to this point I had only been drinking Lipton and other horrible US market teas that we get. The box proudly read “#1 Tea in the UK.” so I thought “Why not? It’s on sale.”

So began the love affair that I have with this tea today. PG Tips has seen me through many a study session, many a cold morning, many a cold afternoon and night, and many through a good morning cuppa. It’s a basic black tea, that’s that but it’s comforting. I just poil my water until the kettle is whistling, throw in a teabag into my mug, pour some water over it and then let it sit for about 5 minutes and then I add some milk. Simply perfect but makes my day so much better.

Overall, there are better teas out there (Yorkshire, Barry’s ,etc.) but PG Tips remains a favorite to me.

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