Double Bagging

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  • Premier Icon mechanicaldope
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    Not entirely sure what’s going on but I can’t get a decent strength cuppa out of PG Tips anymore without chucking a couple of bags in my mug. Never used to be a problem. I know PG isn’t exactly top drawer but has always been fine for day to day. Another thing to blame on Brexit?

    Premier Icon ste_t
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    This isn’t what I thought it was going to be……

    I don’t like tea so can’t contribute I’m afraid

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Teabagging is just not the same anymore.

    Premier Icon mechanicaldope
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    It’s certainly not twice the fun

    Sainsbos caffeine free tea bags = 3 cups of tea here! 😁

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Leave it in for longer.

    The opposite advice applies to the other form of double-bagging.

    ross980
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    Swap to Yorkshire Tea, job done.

    Premier Icon bikebouy
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    Mebbies you are just expecting a similar “coffee’esk” hit of flavour..

    Tea, by nature, is mellow.

    Let it stew longer IMO

    Premier Icon mechanicaldope
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    Leave it in for longer.

    Doesn’t help. It just gets cold.

    Incidentally, I accidentally googled “Leave it in for longer” while copying it to quote and the first result was for something to do with Maternity leave! Lolz

    Premier Icon mechanicaldope
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    Mebbies you are just expecting a similar “coffee’esk” hit of flavour..

    Tea, by nature, is mellow.

    Don’t think so. The colour is all shitty as well. Not a nice golden colour any more. Maybe since they made their tea bags biodegradable?

    Premier Icon mechanicaldope
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    Swap to Yorkshire Tea, job done.

    I tend to alternate between that and PG depending on what is on offer. Unfortunately due to #brexitstockpile I have several hundred PG which need to be consumed.

    myti
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    Use m and s extra strong tea leaves in a tea ball thingy. I tsp puts hairs on your chest.

    Premier Icon jeffl
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    Wife loves a good strong brew. Has to double bag Yorkshire tea. She recommends the Sainsbury’s gold label tea bags to avoid a double bagging.

    PG Tips? I see where you went wrong there.

    mooman
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    PG Tips is pretty weak … Typhoo FTW

    RESULTS HERE

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    Yup. PG Tips is weak and Yorkshire Tea tastes of soap.

    Typhoo is where it’s at, strong enough to fill even a Pete’s Eats mug full of flavour.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Not a nice golden colour any more

    Golden? Tea should be the same shade as He-man.

    Premier Icon mechanicaldope
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    Rip Lester. Still makes me sad. Still, if ever there was someone who’s opinion I would trust its his.

    Premier Icon mechanicaldope
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    A quick Google shows he-man looking everywhere between donold trump and a scotsman so that doesn’t really help

    whitestone
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    @drac – that’s not tea, that’s mud!

    I’ve resorted to double-bagging for the last 2-3 years due to the water darn sarf being so shit. And I leave the bags in the whole time – no removing whatsoever until the brew has been downed.

    Up in the northwest I’ll happily settle for a single bag but absolutely no chance back home – that’d be like making a cup of hot milk.

    DJ Miles FTW

    Premier Icon Drac
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    that’s not tea, that’s mud!

    Don’t make me ban you.

    whitestone
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    Don’t make me ban you.

    Adding milk to tea – heathens! Heathens the lot of you!

    Premier Icon Pik n Mix
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    Ban him, that tea looks perfect.

    Oggles
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    Are they from a standard retail box, or catering pack (which have less tea per bag)?

    Premier Icon mechanicaldope
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    Standard retail but wouldn’t be supprised if they did crap versions for the special offers in tesco/asda etc

    sargey
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    I’ve lived in Yorkshire, rode around Yorkshire, ran around Yorkshire, got pissed around Yorkshire but still have never seen a tea plantation in Yorkshire!

    Cletus
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    I once bought some “Cornish Tea” teabags from Morrisons and they were the weakest ever. Is tea strength proportional to “Northerness” and, if so, does it get reset at the Scottish border??

    Premier Icon sadmadalan
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    What’s this making tea in a mug business? Real teas is made in a pot and then poured. Use loose leaf tea as well. Tea bags – bah!

    You’re not one of these who puts the milk in, then the tea bag then the hot water are you? If so there is no hope.

    1. Pre heat your mug with water from the freshly boiled kettle.
    2. re-boil the kettle.
    3. in one swift manoeuvre, empty the mug, toss in the tea bag and pour the boiling water in while its still bubbling as soon after the kettle switch has clicked off
    4. let it brew a while
    5. don’t squeeze the bag, remove, let it drain then discard
    6. add milk or whatever to taste

    Oh yeah, PG tips not great. Twinings every day or Yorkshire Tea. Life is too short for loose leaf…save that for retirement.

    Premier Icon andy4d
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    If you want a decent/strong cuppa just get Barrys tea, job done. The Irish know a thing or two about tea, just ask Mrs Doyle.

    Premier Icon mechanicaldope
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    You’re not one of these who puts the milk in,

    You – outside, NOW!

    I have been called a great many things in my life but never has anyone accused me of being someone who puts the milk in first. I feel dirty now.

    Premier Icon mechanicaldope
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    just ask Mrs Doyle.

    Ah, go on…

    Premier Icon mechanicaldope
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    And maybe a little cake. It’s got cocaine in it…

    Premier Icon cinnamon_girl
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    Another vote for proper loose leaf tea.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    that’s not tea, that’s mud!

    Looks a bit weak to me.

    @wobbliscott I was right with you until the last sentence, where you blew all your prior credibility.

    Cup of brown joy…..

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    Don’t think so. The colour is all shitty as well. Not a nice golden colour any more. Maybe since they made their tea bags biodegradable?

    That’s a good point, I bought some Waitrose own branded tea a week ago and that too has brown’ish bags now..

    Can’t remember the last time I drank PG (knowingly)  so maybe you’ll just have to DB em’ until they run out.

    Yorkshire Tea does taste like soap 👍 I mentioned this last year to the wife who said “you hate everything about Yorkshire don’t you?” I don’t actually, but their Tea does indeed taste like soap.

    warm up the cup or pot before the bag goes in helps. On with cosey and leave.
    OH likes a hybrid breakfast and earl grey in the afternoon. Makes a nice change.

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