PG Tips is a British brand, started in the 1930s by a man named Arthur Brooke. It was originally called Pre-Gest-Tee and was promoted as a pre-digestive. The tea is a special formula, a blend of 12 to 35 single estate teas from all over the world. In 1996, the now famous triangualr shaped bags were introduced. Today the company claims that the British drink over 35 million cups of PG Tips a day!
PG Tips isn't particularly special or fancy. It doesn't require much beyond water just off the boil and a large, sturdy mug. It's just a good, strong, reliable cup of black tea. Occasionally, I pick up a box of the 'Special Blend" which was created for the brand's 75th anniversary but sadly, the lady in the orange sari isn't on the package anymore. I kind of miss her.
Related: The Tea Lady
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