Is That Cup of PG Tips Tea Really Healthy for You?

In PG Tips Tea, Tea Health Benefits by teadog.com8 Comments

So, you drink PG Tips Tea. Have you ever wondered if it is healthy for you? Most studies on tea’s health benefits involve the green variety. Although it is not as well-known, research has been done into the health benefits of PG Tips.

The first area PG Tips may help with is very topical. Your cup of PG Tips may help in the fight against obesity. Japan’s Kobe University conducted a study which showed tea may help people trying to lose weight. Specifically, tea can help limit the amount of weight gained as well as reduce the damages of high fat foods. In the study, some mice had a normal diet while another group had a high-fat diet. Mice drank tea and water. The study concluded that mice that drank tea gained less weight than those that had only water.

PG Tips also may help with one of the world’s biggest health problems. The finding of 13-year long Dutch research of 40,000 subjects concluded that a few cup per day could help protect against heart disease. Subjects that consumed 6 or more cups per day cut heart disease by 33%.

PG Tips also can help you with one of the modern-world’s biggest afflictions. University College London discovered that black teas like PG Tips help in fighting stress. Cortisol, the stress hormone in the blood, was reduced with consumption of black tea. Tea drinkers were able to recover from effects of stress sooner.

Actually, the research described above focused on black tea and not a specific brand. But PG Tips may be the world’s preeminent brand of black tea. The origins of PG Tips start with Arthur Brooke, a tea dealer, in Manchester, England, in 1869. Famously, he used the slogan “Good tea unites good company, exhilarates the spirits, opens the heart, banishes restraint from conversation and promote happiest purposes of social intercourse.”

The actual brand name did not begin until 1930, when it was sold under Pre-Gest-Tea rather than just as loose to grocers. The brand name was chosen since it was thought to help with digestion before eating. Eventually, it was shortened to PG Tips. PG Tips is often at the center of the tea business. The company put the tea in bags in 1960. The company was the first, in 1996, to introduce pyramid-shape bags. A decaffeinated version was introduced in 2004 and a 75th anniversary variety called Special Blend launched in 2005. A version specifically for the waters of Scotland, called Scottish Blend was developed in 2004.

Still made in Manchester, England, PG Tips comes in bags and loose in various sizes. PG Tips offers bags in boxes of 80 and 240. PG Tips Loose usually comes in an 8.8 ounce box but also can be had in a 3.3 pound bag. PG Tips Decaffeinated comes in boxes of 40 or 80 bags and has a full-bodied taste.

To get maximum health benefits from your PG Tips, take a few steps to make the perfect cup. First, use fresh water every time. Never boil water twice. To get maximum taste, tea needs to work with the oxygen in water and if you re-boil it, you remove all the oxygen. For black kinds like PG Tips, make sure water comes to a rolling water. Then, put your bag in your mug and then pour over the water. This step is better for the bag and allows it to infuse better. Steep for between 3 and 5 minutes, depending on how you like it. Add milk or sugar depending on preference.

Be more healthy, drink PG Tips Tea.


  1. My stomach and intestines were very inflamed from a virus. I had some pg tips that my friend gave me so I made a cup…I’m telling you it was almost instant relief it was just so calming I’m boy easy to impress but wow it just made my day

  2. I drank PG Tips all last summer. I only heard about it by watching Pierce Morgan interview someone on his show, last year. He commented that this person was drinking PG Tips tea which is from England. I searched every grocery, health food and various tea specialty shops till I found it in a grocery store. The larger box is pricey. But it tasted really good. I think it helps with digestion. I drink it plain without milk, lemon or sugar. If I occasionally desire sweeter taste, I put a few drops of agave syrup or molasses.

  3. Thank you for the information-Very useful and educational.

  4. It depends upon the type of tea in the PG Tips bag, some have green, and others have black tea. Black tea is not bad for you, and it has many benefits as do green tea, white tea, oolong, and blends of these teas together.

  5. Also some PG Tips brand “teas” mixtures of herbs such as spearmint/peppermint, rooibos, and roots like ginger or liquorice and these too can be beneficial.

  6. My darling late Mum never drank fewer than 12 cups of tea with milk but no sugar all her life. When we were small she drank more because she rose first to see father off to work and drank tea with him, then each of us four children would join the breakfast table and she drank tea with us, she then made another cup after she had the house to herself, i find it comforting and invigorating but never drink it if I have a cold,, then I drink chamomile or sage tea! Hot milk, hot chocolate, cocoa and Horlicks all have a place in my heart but it could never replace a cup of char!!!! Oh and I buy loose tea and have a nice little infuser I use.

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