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I posted an earlier review in which I gave this tea an unfair 1 star. I thought they had changed the product because of the sludge I was getting in the cup. It turns out I should have complained about the milk! I had no reason to believe it had gone off - it still had 6 days to go before its sell-by date and had been kept in the fridge throughout. It must have been a rogue bottle. I apologise to Tetley for the unjust criticism. It's a great relief that I can now go ahead and use the 3 boxes of One-Cup that I bought last week... Sorry for misleading any teabag users. It's an OK product. Not very strong but you can always double up for people who like more body. Excellent value for money at £1 for 76.
i only enjoy the little pleasures of life and as i drink about 20 cuppa's a day, i always look forward to the next tea cup but after trying the one cup box from tetley, i thot its a windup but alas its not...the weakest tea bag i have ever made...i use two tea bags for a little mug... i have a special large tea cup which is about 1 litres in capacity called 'The Fat Boy' and i use about 3 tea bags of the normal tetleys but trying this i ended up with 5 tea bags and i pour it away...WORST TEA EVER MADE...tetley should be ashamed of penny pinching for their share holders...and my next tea brand would not be TETLEY again...am moving on to a proper brew...some have suggested YORKSHIRE TEA...do not buy the tetley one cup...waste of your hard earned money...and Tetley should not be told about tea quality but now i guess they missed the ball..
Some would call me a 'cheapskate' or a 'tightwad' but I prefer to be known as a 'savvy shopper'. I can often be found frequenting discount stores such as B&M, Home Bargains and the pound shops and that is where I came across these beauties.
Price and Availability
Tetley one cup tea bags can be found in B&M and Home Bargains for 99p and in the pound shops for you've guessed it...£1! A word of warning: Ordinarily you get 88 tea bags per box but I picked the same product up from B&M last week and got home to realise that the packaging stated 72 tea bags and it was still 99p! I felt robbed. I have since purchased an 88 tea bag pack for 99p at Home Bargains so I do wonder if they will slowly start to change them all to 72 packs? (If anyone knows what's happening drop me a comment-It's all I've talked about!). Home Bargains have also started doing a larger pack of 200 tea bags for £2.39 which if they are changing the smaller pack size, the 200 pack will work out cheaper As a point of comparison Tesco currently sell 80 Tetley tea bags for the princely sum of £2.27 so One Cups are still coming out on top even with the changes.
Tetley One Cup tea bags come in a signature 'Tetley Blue' cardboard box with an image of a golden cup of tea on the front. The box is packaged in thin cellophane which protects the box from opening and the contents spilling out. Once the cellophane is removed the box has a lid which opens and closes so you could keep the tea bags in the box but I find it a bit flimsy and it gets squished easy, particularly if like me it is wrestling for space amidst the peppermint and green teas you bought whilst on that healthy eating kick. So I decant my tea bags into a kilner jar. The box states all the obligatory information and contact details and brandishes the 'Tetley' logo several times.
I like my tea strong with a teaspoon of milk. Dark, murky brown is what I'm after and cheap tea bags can't produce that kind of tea no matter how long I leave the tea bag in for. These tea bags produce a strong, rich flavoured tea without any brown bits floating around on top. They are also able to produce a weaker, more milky tea if required. I find they are a great all rounder when you've got people round all wanting a different strength of tea. They are called 'One Cup' as they are designed for making tea in the cup and they do this perfectly but they also fair well in tea pots (one per person) and in flasks. One tea bag successfully makes a nice strong small flask full of tea. The bags are sturdy, we've never had one tear in our house and have been using them for over two years.
Overall you are getting the Tetley quality tea bags at a bargain price. I highly recommend these teas bags as a way of saving money without having to drink something unpalatable. A great product that I hope the discount stores will continue to stock.
There are two things i cant really do in life and that is cheap tea or cheap coffee !!!
Tea bags last me ages, im not really a tea drinker im a coffee freak, but i do understand i have to stock teabags in my cupboard because of guests when they are round and to be honest i do like the odd cup of tea from time to time.
Considering my teabags last a life time i dont really want to spend alot of money on them but in no way would i have smart price tea bags in my home (never tried them never want to lol). So on my last scout around the poundshop in town i was quite joyed to see Tetly One Cup, and even tho im not a tea-head i have never heard anyone call a tetley cuppa rancid,
my mum drinks one cup and pg tips and she reckons there is nothing wrong with one cup, and i have to admit when i tried a cup i wasnt disapointed in the slightest. Its what i would call a classic cuppa the bags are clean and the tea must be of quality because i didnt see any of that nasty tea scum that sometimes happens when brewing some brands of tea and i did quite enjoy my cup.
A top tip though to everyone out there please do look in your poundshops for tea and coffee as you can pick up reasonable brands of tea and coffee at a snip of the price of supermarkets, and if like me your not a massive tea drinker then a box of these will last you ages !
Well i havnt had any complaints about making guests a one cup cuppa and i certainly enjoyed the few cups of it i have had so all in all a quality cuppa at a quality price if you go to the poundshop ..... biscuit with that ? :)
I've always been quite picky when it comes to teabags and have always bought Tetley tea bags because that's what my parents bought. However, when on a budget it is sometimes better to buy non-branded varieties, which I do a lot of - I just can't take to the taste of other teabags! Just lately, the price of teabags seems to have rocketed and I found I was paying £5.25 for a pack of 240 teabags. This seemed very extravagant to me and I started looking for offers and alternatives.
I came across Tetley One Cup Teabags in Poundland. For your pound, you get a box of 80 (their website advertises a box of 100 though so this may be available in some stores) teabags. Pleased that this was a great bargain, and the teabags were by Tetley I grabbed a box and paid with my pound.
The bags are contained in a dark blue cardboard box with the one cup labelling and a picture of a mug of tea on the front. The box opens by lifting a flap and inside the teabags are loose in the box - they are circular in shape.
Now, we rarely use a teapot in our house and tend to make tea in the cup so these are a perfect idea for us. I have not tried using them to make a pot of tea but, as this is not their intended purpose, I would suspect they would probably make a very weak tea - fine if that's how you like your tea! When I purchased these teabags I was not so much worried about the price meaning they would be poor quality - they are by Tetley after all - but that they would make quite a weak cup of tea, being designed to make just one cup. We don't like our tea particularly strong in my house, but we do like a bit of colour to it! I find that brewing the teabag in the hot water for a few minutes and adding just a splash of milk suffices. This way we also save money on milk too!
The tea tastes just as the tea that I get from my regular Tetley teabags does, so I am more than happy to drink it - especially knowing that the box costs less than half the amount I was previously spending, If you make tea in a cup I would definitely recommend these teabags to you, perhaps unless you like your tea really strong - I'm not sure that one teabag would provide you with this but you could always use two (although this would eat away at your cost saving!). Overall, this is a handy purchase if you are looking to save a few pennies, the tea is of good quality but you may need to brew for a little longer than usual.
I love nothing more drink wise than a good cup of tea. I consume ludicrous amounts of it per day! My favourite is Yorkshire tea without a doubt however that can work out pricey with the amount I drink of the stuff so often I look for cheaper alternatives.
I don't like really, really cheap teabags like 'Smart Price' from Asda and the likes as I find them too weak for my taste so often, I look for brands on offer and these Tetley One Cup ones are usually found in discount stores and I have been purchasing these from my local Poundland store now on a weekly basis for the past few weeks.
The teabags come in a simple dark blue box to which two sides appear the same. There is a picture of a mug of tea on there and we are told that they are Tetley One Cup 'Just right for making tea in a cup' and that in my box there are 88 round teabags. Other information listed down one side of the box is simply contact details for Tata Global Beverages (the manufacturer of the product) and the weight is stated which is 176g. Like I say simple, attractive packaging this is.
Well like it says on the packaging these are round teabags, large in shape, thin and white and made from a thin perforated tissue type material.
To use them is the same as you would any other kind of teabag, simply pop them straight into a cup or mug and allow it to 'brew' for as long as you want it to. Personally I leave the bag in a good few minutes as I like it strong.
This creates a dark brown tea with no scum or bits of the tea leaves within the drink at all. Made from a dark black leaf tea this is really nice, full of antioxidants and rich in flavour. As I have stated before I like a strong tea and although that takes a while to achieve as I have to let it brew for a while I do get that.
These are a great economy purchase, not cheap in flavour, easy to use and taste great and I can highly recommend them.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.