PG tips vs yorkshire tea
Yesterday I bought a box of pg tips. i have brewed it this morning with condensed milk and it has been quite good.
But I have always read that yorkshire tea is better. The thing is that I just can buy it in amazon (and it’s more expensive). is it really worth to buy the yorshire? If it’s much better I would make the effort of buying it.
Perhaps you can solve this for us, Mr Stockman. Give us your report later. :)
I tried both when I was starting to move up in tea quality. I personally liked the Yorkshire Gold better than PG Tips, but it was a bit unusual in that it had a bit of a molasses flavor. It’s hearty.
I have both Yorkshire Gold and the regular Yorkshire. I drink one or the other daily the Gold is the milder of the two, more tannin in the regular Yorkshire which I think I prefer. Dang it on my English friend for hooking me on this by sending me a huge box.
Here it’s the PG tips review: http://finetealeaves.com/2016/08/20/pg-tips-breakfast-tea/
Now I need a volunteer to send me a sample of Yorkshire (I’ll pay the postage or I can send some breakfast Assam or 2-3 Darjeeling samples as a swap) to make a comparison.
I see Yorkshire Tea is quite cheap on Amazon here. Generally around $6 to $8 a box for the different varieties.
I prefer Yorkshire Tea as it’s richer and generally stronger but with a cleanish taste. PG Tips is average at best but with no discernible characteristics, it does what it says but no more.
For a more satisfying, stronger, richer, darker, flavourful brew I heartily recommend Yorkshire tea. Though if you can get your hand on Tetley (especially Tetley extra strength) they I would recommend that overall.
Personally, I find Yorkshire Gold much more rich and flavorful than PG Tips, which is a bit bland and bitter for my liking. Not sure where you’re located, but on Amazon’s USA website, a box of 80 Yorkshire Gold tea bags is only about a dollar more than a box of 80 PG Tips tea bags.
Both PG Tips and Yorkshire original blends are delicious. I love both. With milk, I would probably pick Yorkshire as it has a bit more body. However, I prefer the taste of PG Tips when drunk black. It just tastes a tad more refreshing, and does not upset my stomach like Yorkshire does sometimes.