PG Tips Extra Strong Tea in a box of 80 Tea Bags
Part of the new premium range, PG Tips Extra Strong Tea has a big kick. Strong tasting, this is a bold tea for any time of day.
PG Tips, United Kingdom
England's Number 1 Tea
In 1869, tea dealer, Arthur Brooke, opened his first shop in Manchester, England, where he sold tea, coffee and sugar. Brooke's early slogan was good tea unites good company, exhilarates the spirits, opens the heart, banishes restraint from conversation and promote happiest purposes of social intercourse.
Arthur Brooke had so intertwined tea and British life that his company continued to prosper even after his death in 1918.
In 1930, PG Tips, sold only as loose tea, is one of the United Kingdom's top brands. The tea is still made in Manchester, England. Britons drink as astonishingly 150 million cups a tea daily. Thirty-five million of these cups are PG Tips tea, which Britons love, is at the center of the United Kingdom. After exchanging pleasantries upon a visit to the friend, the dialogue continues with, would you like a cup of tea.
In 1996, PG Tips introduced The Pyramid. Pyramid shaped tea bags were the result of 4 years of research and heralded the most original invention since the square tea bag. The new 3D shape provided as much as 50% more room for tea leaves to flow and infuse, thus delivering double the flavor.
In 2003, PG Tips launched Freeflow pyramid bags. The bags were developed using unique 'webbed' fibers that allow the water to reach the leaves faster. The material used for the new Freeflow bags is 50% more permeable than the older-style pyramid bags - making for a quicker brew.
In 2004, PG Tips decaf was launched. In Scotland, a blend of PG called Scottish Blend was designed for the soft waters of Scotland.
In 2005, PG Tips celebrated its 75th anniversary.
As an entrepreneur, Arthur Brooks was simply following his passion when be opened his tea shop. When he died at 49, his passion became a way of life. Countless words of joy have transpired among those who sip PG Tips.
PG Tips tea comes in Pyramid Tea Bags
The pyramid tea bags are officially known as Freeflow pyramid tea bags. In 1996, PG Tips switched to the pyramid tea bag. Pyramid tea bags act as small teapots and allow the tea leaves to move more freely, producing a better tasting tea. Pyramid tea bags allow 50% more room for the tea leaves to move. More room for the tea leaves results in a better infusion and a superior cup of tea.
Unilever (corporate owners of PG Tips) are credited with inventing the pyramid tea bag. In 1996, Unilever first introduced the pyramid tea bag with PG Tips tea. It took over 4 years to invent the pyramid tea bag. The pyramid bags are made of webbed fibers, which means the water can reach the tea leavesquicker.
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It is good that PG Tips is available in the US. It is not my favorite -- that would be Marks and Spencer's Extra Strong Tea. But M & S is hard to find here. If PG Tips weren't available either, it would be a much much sorrier place indeed. PG Tips saves the day for those who don't want dishwater tasting tea, but savor something stronger, more robust.
I am not a fan of the original PG Tips blend -- it tastes a bit boring to me. I prefer very strong tea, so when this went on sale I tried it and I am very glad I did. It reminds me of Scottish Blend, my favorite these days. I will order this again.
Impossible to find this tea in local stores. Perfect cuppa in the morning. PG Tips is amazing. First time at teadog, and it is amazing as well. I'll be reordering when the time comes...
As I get older I find I want stronger and stronger tea. Well I've found it. PG Tips Extra Strong has a delicious flavor, very smooth, and strong! thank you PG tips!
I've been drinking PG Tips for years. It has a bold, distinctive and consistent flavor. I like strong teas that can hold up to the addition of whole milk. "The Strong One" is a good tea, with the same distinctive PG Tips flavor. And it is slightly stronger than the regular. But I didn't notice enough improvement to warrant the roughly 60% increase in cost. As a result, I would have a hard time recommending it.