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PG Tips Teabags
Member Name: 0121spongebecca
PG Tips Teabags
Advantages: tastes lovely, brews quickly and lasts a long time
Disadvantages: no point in the pyramid shape, expensive, box is ridiculous
I started drinking PG tips about 5 years ago when I decided to try a different tea brand, as I usually drank Yorkshire Tea. I saw it on offer in the Co operative and decided to try it for a change. It was around the time when 'monkey' was introduced, with the promotional packs offering a cute 'monkey' toy with the tea. This of course did make it more expensive, but how can you resist?!
It is a bit more expensive than other tea brands like yorkshire tea and typhoo, and the amount of tea bags you get for the price is a bit ridiculous, but with quality comes a cost.
The box has a cellophane wrapper on it that is very difficult to open. There is no pull tag to simply unwrap it and you have to either spend ages picking at the plastic or get some scissors or a knife and rip it open. The box itself has a lid that opens, but then it also has a cardboard lid that you have to crinkle open, and this often rips the box as it is in a stupid position, compromising the freshness of the tea. The box also does not always stay shut, but I guess all the problems with the box can be solved by buying a special container or pot for tea and empty the tea bags into there.
The tea bags are pyramid shaped, which apparently are meant to make the tea taste better and diffuse more efficiently. I don't see how it makes any difference to be honest. I expect that it would taste exactly the same in a circular or square teabag.
The tea can be made to your preference, but I tend to like a builders tea - strong with not a lot of milk and two sugars. This tea is very good for that, and if you like especially strong tea you can buy 'The Strong One' from PG Tips which gives a lovely strong brew. It brews rather quickly and the tea does last a long time. It is a very nice black tea, and is very warming and relaxing, the perfect thing on a cold morning or after a long day. I even drink it before bed as I find it helps me sleep(not something I would advise if you can't sleep after caffeine).
I really like this tea, and it is officially my favourite brand. I rush out to buy it when it runs out as I seem to get withdrawal symptoms and anyone I make it for really loves it. Its great for any time of day, and its fine to drink in the summer too. Have a brew with PG tips!
Summary: a lovely tea but a bit pricey!
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