drank PG Tips Loose Leaf by PG Tips
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Today we went to a new place two towns over called the British Chip Shop – I can’t resist a place that serves chips with HP sauce and malt vinegar! They serve all the best loved British foods – bangers and mash, fish and chips, mushy peas, rarebit, pasties, you name it! We had a delicious meal followed by a pot of PG Tips and shortbread with lemon curd and berries.

It was an enjoyable pot of tea, but nothing mind blowing. Much better than the everyday teas served in the average American restaurant like Lipton or Tetley, but sort of in that same, nondescript family. I’m used to drinking way better tea :)

I would definitely get a pot again if (WHEN!!! I loved it there!!) I return to the restaurant, as part of the whole experience. I was not inspired in the least bit to take some leaves home with me (across the street is the English Gardener shop which is run by the restaurant owner’s parents! They sell PG Tips, Yorkshire tea, Barry’s, Taylors of Harrogate, etc as well as all the British specialty foods.).

Still, very nice, especially with shortbread. I’m not complaining :)

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I love to cook, bake, read, paint, knit, do needlework, and garden. I need my coffee, but I LOVE my tea. I work at an Art School, and attend a large public university doing post-bac work (my BA is in English). I’m interested in the liminal spaces between art and craft, the academic and the practical, the individual and community, and the old and the new. I’m currently exploring these ideas through the disciplines of education, literature, history, and psychology.

I enjoy writing tasting notes, but have decided not to numerically rate teas as of 9/14/10. For an explanation, see my looooong tasting note about Mountain Malt from the Simple Leaf.

My favorites:
Chinese black teas
A good “milk and sugar” English style black
Earl Grey (classic, and in all variations!)
Vanilla teas (classic, and in all variations!)
Jasmine, Rose, Violet and other froofy, flowery teas!
An Occasional Oolong
Flavored Rooibos
Herbal Tisanes


Collingswood, NJ



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