Previously, fans of England’s number 1 tea had to try and find their favorite brand. Now, the full selection of authentic PG Tips tea can be found at teadog.com, an Internet tea retailer.
English tea drinkers can get PG Tips in 80 and 240 tea bag boxes, PG Tips Decaffeinated in 40 and 80 tea bag boxes, PG Tips Loose in an 8.8 ounce box and PG Tips Special Blend in an 80 tea bag box. Scottish Blend, a blend of PG Tips created for the soft waters of Scotland, also is available.
PG Tips is one of the United Kingdom’s top brands and still made in Manchester, England. In the UK, 150 million cups of tea are consumed daily with 35 million being PG Tips tea.
PG Tips was formerly introduced in the 1930’s and quickly became one of the United Kingdom’s top brands. In 1960, PG Tips in tea bags was introduced. PG Tips Decaffeinated became available in 2004 for tea drinkers preferring a caffeine-free option.
In 2005, PG Tips celebrated its 75th birthday and introduced a special limited edition tea. PG Tips Special Blend Limited Edition Tea was originally intended to be available for a short time. But the tea proved so popular it became a permanent addition to the PG Tips family of tea.
Classic television advertising has made PG Tips an iconic brand. The first commercials for PG Tips started in the 1950’s and featured chimps, called the TIPPS family, dressed as humans drinking tea. Airing for almost 50 years, the ads entered the Guinness Book of Records as the longest running campaign of any brand in the UK. The chimps retired in 2002 and were replaced with claymation birds. Today, monkey and Al are seen in ads.
Although commonplace today, PG Tips actually invented the pyramid tea bag. In 1996, PG Tips switched to the pyramid tea bag, which act as small teapots and produce a better tasting tea.
Pyramid tea bags allow 50% more room for tea leaves to move; resulting in a better infusion and superior cup of tea. It took over 4 years to invent the pyramid tea bag. The pyramid bags are made of webbed fibers, which means the water can reach the tea leaves quicker.