As a massive Tea/Green Tea/Hot Beverage fan, I was so very giddy to hear about NEW releases from PG tips last month which were due to be on our shelves, well, right about now! Surely enough and true to their word, my Tesco is now over run with a smorgasbord of NEW snazzy flavours - The range could easily challenge that of the Asda Desserts and that really is going some!
Naturally, I already knew which flavours I was going to buy before even finding said Teas in the shops.. Strawberry Cupcake and Lemon Pie! - Lets face it, if their is a baked, cakey, all round delicious option, I'm going to take it! Each box of Green Tea containing 25 pyramid bags cost £1.39 which is a bit of a steal considering the price of Twinings.
OH MY GOOD GOLLY GOSH, these smelt amazing! I can't quite believe how such a yummy scent was achievable but the Strawberry Cupcake was full on summery fruit with the Lemon Pie, literally smelling of lemon cake. Literally. Once I calmed myself, I brewed the bags as instructed for about 2 minutes to ensure for a good flavour infusion and watched the water change colour with Monkey.
Put the cake down! You don't need to be indulgent to indulge with this smooth green tea inspired by a juicy, sweet, strawberry cupcake. It's a hot, sweet fix.
I whacked a bit of cold water in as I just couldn't wait for it to be at a drinkable temperature and took a sip.. It didn't disappoint at all! The warm, comforting liquid was as promised - Mild Strawberry with hints of something cakey with the familiar, ever so slight Green Tea taste in the background. Everything was perfectly balanced and although the Strawberry was subtle, anything stronger I feel or heaven forbid, artificial would have completely overpowered and spoiled the lot. Almost perfection - It's a 4 out of 5 from me.
On one hand this Lemon Pie flavour tea is zingy and sharp, and on the other it's sweet, warm and mallow. It's a treat and a herbal delight. It's brimming over with personalit-tea.
Once again, I added some water to cool the golden tinged tea and proceeded to get stuck in. Tasting exactly how it smelt, it was lemon cake all the way with it's sweet, mellow tones which were true to the latter part of the description - There was zero zing or a lip puckering tartness, thankfully! A buttery flavour lingered which only likened it more to a yummy drizzle sponge and with no real tea flavour to "ruin" things, it was bloomin' wonderful and so very, very smooth! Not pie but who cares? A 4.5 out of 5 from me!
Oh PG tips.. You are some beautiful people - I love the Tea, I love you, I love Monkey, I love it all! These NEW Strawberry and Lemon Green Teas are the best I have tasted when it comes to the sort.. There's no two ways about it! They are the perfect in-between of Green and Herbal so if neither are your thing, these might just be! I will most definitely be buying a variety of the other flavours - Orange sounds amazing as do the Apple options.. I best drink up!