1. Home
  2. Chat
  3. Are We Falling out of Love with Tea?

Are We Falling out of Love with Tea?

Ask a Question

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51309566

PG Tips and Lipton tea brands could be sold by consumer goods giant Unilever because they are falling out of favour with the public

I rarely buy these brands, and for black tea I usually go for Yorkshire Gold

What brands of tea do you drink?

hspexy
19 days ago
What do you think of this?
Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold19 days ago

Its Ringtons in our house for proper tea, Yorkshire tea if we run out & enjoy the occasional Clipper green tea. PG tips is awful so I'm not surprised they arent selling anymore.

Like
Reply
1
hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
19 days ago

Lol I have to agree. We used to drink PG tips but then I got introduced to Yorkshire and haven’t looked back since. I’ve never tried Ringtons - is it strong? If so, I must try it out some time

Like
Reply
1
Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold18 days ago

hspexy Ringtons traditional (green pack) are very similar to Yorkshire but just slightly stronger. My MIL still gets Ringtons doorstep service so she gets them for us. I always have a box of Yorkshire in cupboard tho.

Like
Reply
1
ACR
ACR19 days ago

I've never really bought these brands. I mainly drink Earl Grey, different types of green tea (not Lipton),

rooibos and a few others.

Like
Reply
1
garygemmell
garygemmell19 days ago

M&S Earl Grey all day long

Well I am quality what can I say!

M&S Lady grey at a pinch!

Like
Reply
1
Lynibis
Lynibis18 days ago

I love Earl Grey tea but like to make it properly in a teapot. My boss is the only other person I know who likes it so we indulge if he pops in for a cuppa.

Like
Reply
1
garygemmell
garygemmell17 days ago

Lynibis So you are quality as well Lynn lol

Yeah teapot and in a china cup it does taste different when done properly and not just a teabag in a mug.

When i am home in Slovakia i go to a magic tea shop in Bratislava just off the main square in the old town and they sell it loose with the flowers and rind still in it - the difference between real earl grey and the teabags we get in the UK is night and day but its quite expensive even in Slovakia but well worth it!

They have over 100 teas all in big bowls Cherry tea, Hawaiin tea, pineapple tea you name it and about 5 different types of earl grey its a real costly visit for me lol

Like
Reply
1
MrsCraig
MrsCraig18 days ago

I tend to just buy the supermarket own. Not that I get to drink tea these days.

Like
Reply
1
Lynibis
Lynibis18 days ago

When I went sugar free (have not totally suceeded) I gave it up in tea and coffee. I managed quite well with coffee but not so tea, to me it tastes vile without sugar. But, I do not want to have too much coffee so only have one each morning. I got fed up with just drinking water so have now begun drinking Pukka herbal teas, especially turmeric (it's meant to be a wonder spice) and I add a slice of lemon. So my tea consumption has gone up, but not with conventional tea!

Like
Reply
2
Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold18 days ago

I like the Pukka teas, I often use the bedtime one, also really like the 3 Fennel tea if I fancy something different.

Like
Reply
Lynibis
Lynibis18 days ago

Glitterandgold Next time I stock up I will look out for that. Does it taste a bit like aniseed/ If so I will definitely like it!

Like
Reply
Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold18 days ago

Lynibis it does indeed. Delicious!

Like
Reply
Sanitation1234
Sanitation123418 days ago

I like green tea without sugar 😊

Like
Reply
1
hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
18 days ago

Ah yes, green tea should always be consumed without anything else added 😊 I know that not everyone likes the taste, but I’ve always loved green teas

Like
Reply
1
Sanitation1234
Sanitation123418 days ago

hspexy Thanks

Like
Reply
KirstyW
KirstyW18 days ago

I heard about this on the Radio, i dont think we are. I like to think I'm keeping the tea industry going but there has been a rise in coffee.

Like
Reply
1
hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
18 days ago

I guess there’s so many coffee varieties, and coffee has perhaps a more fashionable image. I love teas, but there is indeed a more cosy image attached to it - think tea cosies and saucers lol

Like
Reply
1
KirstyW
KirstyW17 days ago

hspexy ive drank tea since I was a child i need a cuppa first thing. I don't like coffee. I still think black tea is popular in the home most people buy takeaway coffees or have machines in their homes

Like
Reply
1
KirstyWhit29673
KirstyWhit2967318 days ago

Yorkshire tea for me too but I will admit to also buying shops own brands for work too

Like
Reply
1
RiannonWood
RiannonWood18 days ago

Nope certainly not I love my tea I can drink green tea peppermint tea English breakfast tea I love tea truly British

Like
Reply
1
angemski
angemski18 days ago

Nope! I'd rather drink tea than coffee because I can't stand coffee breath - all those of you who only drink coffee will never know........just us tea drinkers. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I enjoy a Singl coffee but not regularly. Can't beat an Earl Grey when you have a little extra time or a favourite with a splash of milk.

Like
Reply
1
BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana18 days ago

I only like tea with a little bit of sugar so don't tend to drink much of it nowadays as I'm trying to avoid sugar a lot of the time. I use stevia as my main sweetener and its vile in tea but fine in coffee which has a bitterness to mask the bitterness of stevia.

Like
Reply
1
TiaTia
TiaTia18 days ago

I have about 3 cups of tea a day and 1 cup of coffee, quite happy with Aldi tea and enjoy their coffee too.

Like
Reply
1
DannySpeed
DannySpeed18 days ago

I've never liked, nor have I drunk tea in the whole of my life. There is something about the taste that really turns my stomach, funny really my dad drank tea, my mother coffee and neither drank the opposite.

Like
Reply
1
HannahSunderlan
HannahSunderlan17 days ago

I drink a ridiculous amount of tea πŸ™ˆ but I’m not fussy on brands I will just buy supermarket own version. obviously if I go somewhere else and have a cuppa I can taste the difference but it’s not enough for me to justify the price 😊

Like
Reply
Toni0204
Toni020417 days ago

No, you can't beat a good cuppa in the morning.

Like
Reply
Letgetfreestuff
Letgetfreestuff17 days ago

Oh I like to drink lipton teas a lot but I guess not enought people are purchasing it 😞

Like
Reply
One of the UK's largest deal hunting communities

Join for free to get genuine deals, money saving advice and help from our friendly community

Kelsey, Tom
& Deepak
Founders
Founders of Latest Deals