I’m in the middle of trying to move house – and I’m also travelling a bit. While I love my tea as much as the next woman, I wouldn’t have had a chance to review the new PG Tips range properly for a few weeks. So, when I was asked to get involved, I racked my brains. Which one of my contributors is most in need of tea at the moment? Of course the answer has to be Natalie, more often found writing theatre reviews for London-Unattached, but right now in the middle of finals at Oxford. Here’s her feedback from the selection she was sent of the recently launched fruit, green and herbal teas.
A PG Tips Tea Party.
Guest Review by Natalie York:
I am a dedicated and enthusiastic tea drinker so I was delighted to get my hands on a hamper full of the new PG Tips fruit, green and herbal teas. The range is pretty wide with classic favourites like camomile and peppermint joined by more adventurous blends including spiced mint, red bush and vanilla and a selection of fruity green teas. This all seemed like far too much for me to get through on my own so I invited a few friends over to my room in college and we had a bit of a tea party!
Overall we were all pretty impressed with the new range. My favourite was the raspberry green tea which actually works really well, its not at all sweet (which I was worried about as raspberry teas can often be pretty sickly) and has a light, fragrant flavour that I would happily drink in the afternoon with some shortbread. The raspberry was definitely the best of the flavoured green teas, the lemon was also refreshing and well-balanced but the mandarin tasted a little too processed for me with a slightly metallic aftertaste.
The peppermint went down very well with everyone with its bold, strong flavour, I think you could probably get several cups out of one bag quite easily. The spiced mint was another winner, with a rich cinnamon-y warmth, I could imagine drinking it quite happily after a Moroccan feast in one of those little glass tea cups! One slight disappointment was the red bush and vanilla which for me was a little cloying, a shame as I love a warm, milky cup of red bush tea in the evenings.
Generally we all really liked these new blends, straightforward, everyday tea with big, punchy flavours that are great for drinking with a few friends!
With many thanks to PG Tips for providing a selection of teas to review. If you’d like to try some of the teas for yourself, you’ll find them in most major supermarkets.