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Most of the tea I drink is from bags. I wanted to try PG Tips and bought a box. The first thing I noticed was that the bags didn't have a string on them. I usually remove the bags from the cup in 5 or 6 minutes. Am I susposed to leave the PG Tips bags in the cup or fish them out?
Thank you kindly,
Reply to
Peter Clifford

I can't remember if those are the flow-through pyramid bags or the disc shape. From an English point of view they are meant for teapots and not individual cup. You'll have to go fishing. They'll bobble on the top initially and you can risk your fingers but a spoon after six minutes to dig them from the bottom. That better be a big cup or lots of cream and sugar.
Jim
Reply to
Space Cowboy

On 23 Jun 2005 07:46:25 -0700, "Space Cowboy" wrote:
These are the flow-through.
I use a 12 oz mug.
Thanks for the reply
Reply to
Peter Clifford

In article ,
Fish it out! That's what your teaspoon is for. If you keep letting a bag tea steep, it will get progressively more tannic. At some point it will get very nasty.
I used to work with an Indian professor who would mix milk and water, put it in a tea bag, and put it into the microwave. The end result was kind of scary, actually. --scott
Reply to
Scott Dorsey

Peter Clifford schrieb:
Real English tea bags don't come with a string. It's because of the English way to prepare tea, which is either as a cuppa in a mug (stir & stab for 30 seconds, squeeze and remove the bag) or in a pot (just leave bags in it).
Maybe this helps:
Maybe you like also a look at this:
Dieter
Reply to
Dieter Folz

As others have already pointed out, you will get better results if you use a teapot for PG Tips Pyramid bags. If you really want to brew your tea in a mug, make it a large one because this tea can be quite strong. You can also buy a "tea bag squeezer", which is basically a small set of tongs, for removing tagless tea bags from your mug, It's less messy than a spoon because you can squeeze out all the excess water, and you can also grab a hold of the bag. With a spoon, the bag can slide off and fall back into your tea.
PG Tips is also available in string and tag style double-chamber bags, which are specifically designed for brewing in the mug. This is your basic Lipton-style tea bag. They are called PG Tips One Cup. They are a little more expensive than the pyramid bags and a little harder to find, but are available online from the British Express at
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Reply to
Rob

"Dieter Folz" writes:
I did look, and I saw
PG Tips tea is picked by pipe smoking monkeys wearing outsize sunglasses
Startling information indeed, but it left me hungry for details. Anyone know where the monkeys work? Are there photos?
/Lew
Reply to
Lewis Perin

"Dieter Folz" writes:
I must say, RFDT could use more scholars of your caliber, Dieter. I especially loved the piano movers.
/Lew
Reply to
Lewis Perin

Lewis Perin schrieb:
Not my merit. Just stumbled over a linklist on a German Website:
Ja, that's a nice one. But I really like the new spots with the T-Birds! :-))
Reply to
Dieter Folz

Dieter Folz schrieb: ... or in a pot (just leave bags in it).
Hm, that's what is puzzling me. I read the sites you've mentioned (pg-tips.de.vu and fatsquirrel.org) and I also know the Braman Museum tea site, where the traditional English way to prepare tea is shown. All three explain the habit to leave the tea in the pot. Is there a trick to it? Otherwise I can imagine, you'll have a problem of a too weak tea at the beginning and a far too strong tea at the end?! Or is it true, that English teas like PG Tips are "designed" for that kind of praparation and infuse there full content of armoa completely in the first minute? Any suggestions?
Martin
Reply to
Martin Rosenberg

"Martin Rosenberg" writes:
I doubt it, settling for something you don't enjoy very much is a trick.
Try pouring off all the tea liquor when it's done.
If you still don't like the taste, try leaf tea rather than teabags.
I think the question here is how much pleasure you expect to get from the taste and aroma, and how much effort you're willing to exert in preparing the tea.
/Lew
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Lewis Perin

Lewis snipped-for-privacy@panix1.panix.com6/28/05 17: snipped-for-privacy@panix.com
Hi guys,
Let me chime in here. Awhile back I took some loose-leaf PG Tips and Typhoo for comparison. I found that because the leaves are CTC -- as opposed to my usual whole leaf -- my first two or three tries failed as I brewed the tea much too strong and lost the malty qualities and whatever subtlety the tea offers. Brewed lighter, I found them quite OK, PG Tips being the more pleasant of the two. I think they're tricky teas, and I think that steep length and amount of tea need to be worked out carefully for individual taste. These are not forgiving teas. That's from my experience. If the discussion is about decanting, that's an absolute must.
Michael
Reply to
Michael Plant

pleasant of the two. I think they're tricky teas, and I think that steep length and amount of tea need to be worked out carefully for individual taste. These are not forgiving teas. That's from my experience. If the discussion is about decanting, that's an absolute must.
Reply to
Rob

Martin Rosenberg schrieb:
I just bought a new box with PG Tips pyramid bags (the normal ones, with 3,125g of tea per bag). On the box there is a nice overview of the PG Tips history, because of their 75th anniversary. While reading this I noticed the information that to use PG Tips on its best, one should use one bag per cup. Then I noticed on the bottom a nutrition information. There they write that this referrs to 170ml with 30ml semi-skimmed milk (so overall the amount of a normal mug), brewed with freshly boiled water for 1-2 minutes.
So, now we know, you should use one pyramid bag (3,125g) per mug and let the tea infuse for 1-2 minutes (which also implies a removal of the bag/s). That means for a preparation in a pot about three bags (should equal three heaped tea spoons) for 0,5 liter (as long as you don't want to add one more bag "for the pot").
Dieter
Reply to
Dieter Folz

Do you really only let it steep for 1-2 minutes? I always let black tea steep for exactly 4 minutes, although I have cut back to 3 1/2 minutes when using the PG Tips pyramid bags, as they seem to infuse a little faster. It seems to me that anything less than that would yield a very weak brew. And I do not take my tea with milk.
I absolutely agree that the bags should be removed to avoid the tea becoming stewed. However, most people seem to leave them in the pot. I have a pair of those "tea bag squeezer" tongs that I use for removing tagless teabags from the pot.
I find most British tea bags to be too strong to brew directly in the mug. Maybe I should try the recommended 1-2 minutes. But regardless of what king of bag is used, it should ALWAYS be removed from the mug before drinking the tea. That is one of my pet peeves - people who drink their tea with the bag still in the mug. I don't know why; it just bothers me.
Rob
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Rob

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