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Tea Tasting with PG Tips New Fruit, Herbal and Green Tea Range

PG tips Tea Hamper

I was recently contacted by the lovely people at PG tips. They informed me they have just released 10 exciting Fruit, Herbal and Green tea flavours and asked if I would like to try them. I’m not a huge hot beverage drinker but I’m always up for trying new things and since I had never tried Fruit, Herbal or Green tea before I said I would love to and as you can see from the photo above I was sent a lovely hamper of goodies.

Inside the hamper were the 10 new flavours, a glass teapot, glass cups and Monkeyyyyyyy! Yes I was really excited that Monkey was inside although my nephew Maxx saw him and I’ve not seen much of him since!

The new Fruit, Herbal and Green tea range includes a lovely range of different flavours from mild and calming to strong and zesty, there’s a tea for every occasion and every taste bud. The new Green Tea range includes, Pure Green, Vibrant Mandarin, Fragrant Jasmine, Zesty Lemon and Juicy Raspberry. The Fruit & Herbal range included, Delicate Camomile, Fresh Peppermint, Juicy Red Berries, Smooth Red Bush and Vanilla and Aromatic Spices & Mint.

One thing that’s consistent throughout the new ranges is the aroma you get when brewing the tea, more often than not you can tell which flavour it is from the smell alone. We had a bit of a guessing game to see if we could identify flavours from the smell. My three favourite scents have to be the Zesty Lemon, Aromatic Spices & Mint and the Juicy Red Berries.

PG tips tea

We decided to have a tea tasting afternoon and to try one tea at a time so we could all have a taste then give them a score using the card that was sent with the hamper. Our favourite flavours out of the 10 were the Raspberry Green tea, Peppermint Herbal tea, Spices and Mint Herbal tea and the Red Berries Herbal tea.

PG tips Iced Tea

Since the weather was quite warm (at points) this weekend I thought I’d try my hand at making iced tea, something I’ve never made before but it looked easy enough. I used the Pure Green tea to make the iced tea as it had the most tea like taste, you could use any flavour you like though, that’s the great thing about it. The end result was really nice and it’s something I will be making again as it’s perfect for those warm summer days.

Overall I think the new range is a great addition to the PG tips family. There are sure to be some flavours you prefer over others, I really enjoyed having a taste of them all and was surprised at some of the teas I liked that I thought I wouldn’t and also some that I thought I’d love but didn’t like as much as others. The teas are available from most major supermarkets, the Fruit & Herbal range is priced at £1.19 for a box of 20 and the Green Tea range is priced at £1.29 for a box of 20.

*I was sent the products mentioned above for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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  • Reply
    Louise Edwards
    May 12, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    love the glass cups they are really funky! ii do like herbal tea but think often the smell is more powerful than the taste – will have to try these as the flavours sound good x

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    Lisa H
    May 12, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Those glass cups are amazing I want some!! I’m not really a herbal tea person really, but for those who do there is a fantastic variety to choose from!

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    May 12, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    The glass cups are amazing.
    I so need to start drinking herbal tea- I am on a health kick and need to cut the caffeine- the cups would almost make giving up coffee worthwhile 😉

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    May 12, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    my favourite type is a green tea at the moment but i dint know that PG Tips has a variety of choices

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    May 12, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    I love herbal and fruit teas and I am in love with those cups 😉

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    You Baby Me Mummy
    May 12, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    The glasses are lovely. I am a massive tea fan, but have never got to grips with fruit teas x

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    May 12, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    I always find that herbal teas smell so much nicer than they actually taste! A shame as some smell so lush!

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    May 12, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    Oh wonderful! I don’t drink tea or coffees but love fruit teas and these looks pretty wonderful x

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    Mummy of Two
    May 12, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    I wish I enjoyed fruit and green teas more, it is great that PG have started selling them. I am very jealous of your monkey!

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    May 12, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    lucky you!! love thos tea cups x

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    May 12, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    I love tea and love those cups too. I love the sound of the juicy raspberry…and the idea of a tea tasting afternoon sounds perfect! What fun!

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    May 12, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    Great review, thank you – and your pictures are lovely – those cups are brilliant! I do like peppermint tea but so far haven’t found any fruit ones I really like so will give some of these ones a try.

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    Nayna Kanabar (@citrusspiceuk)
    May 12, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    These sound wonderful and so refreshing.

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    Kirsty Hijacked By Twins
    May 12, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    These look lovely. I do enjoy tea as long as it is not regular tea. I love herbal teas so I’ll keep an eye out for these x

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    Sylvia @ Happiness is homemade
    May 12, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    Wow what a hamper! I’m a huge fan of tea – most of the time I drink earl grey but don’t mind fruity ones! Red bush and vanilla looks interesting 🙂 ps. love those little double wall glasses!

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    laura redburn
    May 13, 2014 at 8:51 am

    love those little glasses, and i’ve always wanted a clear glass teapot! i love green tea, and i use to love fruity teas but for some reason don’t anymore .. well, i’ve had a green tea with strawberry and..something else infused and that was lovely, but i think that was because it was quite subtle.

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    Sonya Cisco
    May 13, 2014 at 10:45 am

    I had no idea PG did such a huge range, they sound delish- love the little glass cups too!

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    Vicky (@aroundandupsidedown)
    May 13, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    Wow – I love fruit teas and these look great. I love the cups and teapot too – so stylish!
    Love Vicky
    Around and Upside Down

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    Shell Louise
    May 13, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    We were given a tin of different flavoured teas for Christmas and we don’t really like tea so I was wondering what to do with them. I’m now going to use them to make iced tea when we have family over for BBQs in the summer 🙂

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    May 13, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Now, I love a good cuppa but something about flavoured tea is just wrong, sorry!

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    Fritha Strickland
    May 14, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    mmm tea, lovely! cold fruit tea’s are the best in summer! x

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    ashleigh allan
    May 15, 2014 at 7:03 am

    the iced tea looks great!

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    Leanne Lunn
    May 15, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    I really need to try these, looks like some amazing flavours.

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    Heather Haigh
    May 28, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    What a fabulous selection of teas. Just been trying their red berries – very nice.

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