There’s something about the taste of a good cup of tea that brings Britons together with their friends and family like nothing else.
In the 1930s, PG tips was launched in the UK as a loose leaf tea. It was originally called Pre-Gest-Tee, as it was thought that tea aided digestion. This was soon abbreviated to PG by grocers and van salesmen. The company adopted this as the official name and added ‘tips’.
By the 60s the PG tips tea bag was launched, revolutionising how we make a cup of tea. This was taken one step further in 1996 when the revolutionary pyramid teabag was launched, providing more space inside acting like a miniature teapot, giving the leaves more room to move.
In 2011 PG tips launched “The Special Moments range” of teas. PG tips knows how much consumers love their normal cup of tea but there are moments when they wants something a little more special, a twist to their everyday cuppa. That’s why PG tips has created a range of teas that taste just a bit different, so consumers are sure to find the perfect tea whatever the mood or occasion. The range is made by 4 variants: The Fresh One, The Strong One, The Evening One and The Hint of Earl Grey One.
PG tips are pioneers in sustainability in the tea industry. We are proud to say that all of the tea leaves in PG tips pyramid tea bags are 100% Rainforest Alliance certified, and we were the first and remain the only major tea brand to be able to make this claim. This means purchasing and drinking our tea contributes to the wellbeing of thousands of farmers and their families, providing them with decent working conditions, housing, education and healthcare.
We are dedicated to reducing the waste imprint of our tea. In 2012 we conducted a project with Chelmsford Council, Brentwood Borough Council and WRAP to encourage tea drinkers in Essex to recycle their used tea bags along with their food waste collections. Our factory sends zero waste to landfill – and we are constantly looking at ways to make sustainable behaviour easier for our consumers. With these sustainable thoughts in mind, you can feel warm inside for more reasons as you drink your favourite brew.