PG Tips – An Introduction and a Giveaway:
I love a good cup of tea. I’m one of those people who generally prefers a hot drink to a cold one (with a few exclusions like wine and champagne). And, I’m a firm believer that a nice cup of tea will make almost anything better.
I’ve recently come back from Sri Lanka, where I was lucky enough to visit a tea factory and learn more about how the tea plantations work. So, I was thrilled to be invited along to the Unilever kitchen to learn more about some of their brands, including PG Tips. You know, that’s the one with the monkey and the funny shaped pyramid tea bags.
We learnt how to taste tea like professionals and sampled several of the different blends of teas and fruit teas (not technically teas at all). And we learnt a little more about the processes that make green tea and black tea different. Did you know that black tea is ‘fermented’. Actually, that doesn’t mean your morning cuppa is alcoholic, rather that to bring out the flavour the leaves are left to oxidise, giving richer flavours to the black teas we drink in this country.
That pyramid is another reason why we all enjoy PG tips too. The design is intended to ensure that the tea leaves can move around more freely and it has been tested and re-tested and shown to produce a better cup of tea that more closely mimics the results from using a tea-pot.
We did have a lot more fun with some of the other great products at the Unilever Kitchen including learning how to cook steak with Marco Pierre White, using knorr stock cubes and baking cupcakes with stork margarine. We all got to cook and eat lunch together too.
I came away with a lot of samples of tea to try. I particularly enjoyed the vanilla and red-bush (not technically a tea) and I have to admit to having strong brand loyalty to classic PG tips which just takes me back to my childhood, when I was allowed weak tea but not coffee. So I am really delighted that I can bring you all some great news – one London-Unattached reader can win a selection of teas with a retail value of around £30.
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