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Dear PG Tips Tea…

PG Tips Tea Bags - CookingWithKimberly.comFirst of all, I must say I’m your biggest fan!!!

My entire family drinks PG Tips Tea. In fact, it was introduced to my family by my English nanny when I was a baby. Her name was Doreen, and like a proper tea-drinking English nanny, she made sure she educated us about good English tea. In fact, she threw out all of our other tea boxes in the entire house and stocked it with PG Tips.

We have never used another “plain”, black tea that’s orange pekoe since then! We prefer this taste over using loose tea leaves for black tea.

I use this tea to cook with and it’s my bevy of choice. I carry the tea bags in my purse, so I can have this tea whenever I please if I’m away or working on the road.

You can see How I Like My Morning Tea cuppa here!

I have one teenie, tiny issue though, as of late. 🙁

PG Tips Tea Bags - CookingWithKimberly.comThe tea isn’t as strong/potent as it used to be. I’m not sure if it’s the new square shape as opposed to the circular teabags you recently sold, whether it’s the strength of the tea leaves or if you have a bit of a newer blend, or whether it’s the new material you use for the bags.

As you can see in the photo on the left, the new square tea bag doesn’t have as large a holes for filtering the tea flavor.

Over the past 32 years, we have only ever had to use 1 tea bag. Now, we all have to use 2 bags…we all noticed this individually and have recently been mentioning it to each other.

The price is still right for this British food, in our opinion and we have no issue with this. However, we are needing to use double the stock that we have traditionally used in the past.

All in all, what we’re saying is “Please bring back the round tea bags with the old bag filter material.”

At one point about a year ago, the stores we buy our PG Tips in told us they were discontinuing to sell PG Tips brand tea. We were so upset, we bought every box of it we could find in our area. This is the reason we still have these fabulous round tea bags.  We get very excited to find an older box of this tea around in our pantry!

If you have never had a cup of tea from PG Tips, then you really must try it – even if you’re not an avid tea drinker, you will notice that the cuppa is an exceptional cup of black tea compared with other products out there.


I hope you enjoyed this Tea Information on Cooking with Kimberly! Until next time…

Eat Deliciously,

Kimberly Edwards 🙂

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Kimberly Turner is the web-chef behind CookingWithKimberly.com.

Food writer, food consultant and general lover of the delicious treats on our planet, Kimberly brings you hearty content, delicious offerings, fun antics, and some down-home cooked love with her mom making cameos.

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