English Breakfast

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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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57 Tasting Notes View all

  • “Most mornings, I make a big pot of tea and split it with the husband. But our tea tastes differ on a few big points, the biggest being smoky teas. Recently, we picked up a few bagged teas for him...” Read full tasting note
  • “I’ve been fighting a bad head cold the last couple of days….this tea has saved my life! lol The 5 or 6 times I spend with this tea a day makes the cold almost bearable. It’s like a nice warm blanket.” Read full tasting note
  • “PG Tips has a powerful flavor that’s lacking in the high end, and too much harsh astringency. It’s a bit like listening to a band made up of timpani players, with one or two of them also bashing on...” Read full tasting note
  • “There seems to be 2 other names for this same tea on Steepster. One thing I found interesting was that the rating was 78 on one of them and this one was 66. I guess people tend to go to the one...” Read full tasting note

From PG Tips

“Do your bit, put the kettle on.”
One of the best English teas. Gives Tetley a run for its money. Pyramid tea bags and the quintessential English breakfast tea taste. Cheers.

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57 Tasting Notes

41 tasting notes

Back home in Liverpool, a box of PG or Tetley (or both!) are in nearly every household. In a pinch, I’ll take it if Tetley isn’t available. I love my tea strong, dark and bitter so the milk and sugar blend well without overwhelming the brew. In my house, PG Tips can’t do that with only one bag. Tetley, with their ingenious pouches, do just fine. The PG Tips taste is famous across the pond, but I haven’t purchased it in years because there is so much more tasty tea available in the Great White North.

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4 tasting notes

PG Tips is among the best plain, black tea sachet (“bag”) you can buy. Only, I find that because of the large amount of tea per serving, and the quality, is ridicously easy to over steep and make it bitter. When I brew it in a pot, I usually put 1 bag per 1.5 mugs, or 2.25 tea cups. I love a good PG Tips, but a bad cup is just nasty.

Excellent with sugar and milk. If you like this, you need to try their even better PG Tips Special Blend. OMG, amazing but so hard to find.

200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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22 tasting notes

Now this is a brand that I unfortunately I don’t like, which is a rarity with tea.

Now I’m not the biggest fan of tea bag teas but this is a lot worse than others. Its a bit too general, if that makes sense, there is nothing to make this tea different. Its just a homogeneous cup of ‘brown’.

I now it has a big fan-base so I won’t pile abuse on it but I will just say that I won’t buy it again.

I think the best thing about this tea are the adverts. Monkey*in Johnny Vegas’ husky voice*!!!!

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16 tasting notes

Amazon last year had an incredible sale where i got about 2600 bags of this tea for about $8 total no tax free shipping. This tea is much better than lipton. This tea is also stronger than lipton. I make a lot of iced tea at work and if you throw in about 6 bags of this into making 3 quarts of tea you get some pretty slurry tea. you’ll get some serious work done.

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4 tasting notes

maybe i got a bad batch or something, but it tasted menthol-fishy. ew.

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26 tasting notes

not one of my favorite breakfast teas, as this one can easily get bitter

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1 tasting notes

The most middling of teas. Not terrible, but nothing stands out as exceptional. One of the few teas that I prefer with milk, its really not that great without.

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8 tasting notes

Be careful when brewing this. I love a strong cuppa, and Tips fits that bill, but it goes from strong to bitter in just moments. As bagged tea goes, its one of my favorites, but how much of that is really quality of tea and how much is nostalgia, I’ve yet to decide (I discovered it on my first trip to England).

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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30 tasting notes

I know this tea is tremendously popular, but honestly, I think I’m just not a fan of English Breakfast as a blend.

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2009 tasting notes

A little hard to find in the U.S. Midwest; worth the search for a proper morning cuppa.

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