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    • Daz2009
    • By Daz2009 12th Mar 19, 4:49 PM
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    How expensive are tea bags !!!
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    • 12th Mar 19, 4:49 PM
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    How expensive are tea bags !!! 12th Mar 19 at 4:49 PM
    I usually get my tea bags when they are on offer in Iceland and can sometimes have as many as 6 240 bag boxes in the cupboard....I'm a big tea drinker
    So today was the 1st time in months I'd gone shopping for tea bags and wow,have they gone up in price !

    Where is the best place to go currently for something along the lines of Typhoo or PG Tips....or should I be giving the own brands a go ?

    I shop in Lidl,Sainsburys,Iceland,Farmfoods and occasionally B+M and Home Bargains so it's no point suggesting anywhere else really....apart from perhaps online.
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    • Dean000000
    • By Dean000000 12th Mar 19, 4:57 PM
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    Consider making a pot of tea, rather than a cup

    Or reuse teabags
    • jackieblack
    • By jackieblack 12th Mar 19, 5:07 PM
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    • dlusman
    • By dlusman 12th Mar 19, 7:15 PM
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    On offer this weekend at Lidl
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    • By VfM4meplse 12th Mar 19, 8:02 PM
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    On offer this weekend at Lidl
    Originally posted by dlusman
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    • Daz2009
    • By Daz2009 12th Mar 19, 8:41 PM
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    Are the lidl gold blend alright then ?
    • Kat78MFW
    • By Kat78MFW 12th Mar 19, 9:09 PM
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    The Tesco value ones are brilliant and only about 57p for 80. They are branded as Stockwell and Co. My DH is very particular about his tea but he was very impressed with these and I'll never buy branded again.
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    Whoops! Just re-read and you don't shop at Tesco. Hopefully might be good info for someone else though so won't delete.
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    Tea has become more expensive over recent months; didn't the owner of Typhoo Tea (Tata Beverages?) state that the currency fluctuation over the E.U Referendum would mean prices would rise?

    I'm more of a coffee drinker, personally, but it's very rarely I purchase big name brands now.
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    • RainbowDrops
    • By RainbowDrops 14th Mar 19, 7:08 AM
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    Are the lidl gold blend alright then ?
    Originally posted by Daz2009
    I like them. If you're a frugal re-user, the second cup can be a bit insipid though. Unless you make the first cup without stewing for too long.
    • martinthebandit
    • By martinthebandit 14th Mar 19, 7:12 AM
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    Are the lidl gold blend alright then ?
    Originally posted by Daz2009
    I'm (allegedly) a bit fussy about my tea and I have found Lidl Assam or breakfast tea to be fine, certainly better (to my taste) than typhoo.

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    • ChrisK.....
    • By ChrisK..... 14th Mar 19, 7:21 AM
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    Recently bought my mum 11 X 240 Tetley from Tesco@ 2.99 box to beat brexit price hikes.
    • DUKE
    • By DUKE 14th Mar 19, 1:47 PM
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    Are the lidl gold blend alright then ?
    Originally posted by Daz2009
    I've been on the Lidl Knightsbridge Red Label for ages, they're as good as any & cost 1.15 for 160 bags.

    The Gold Blend are stronger.
    Thanks everyone!
    • maman
    • By maman 14th Mar 19, 3:27 PM
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    I'm happy with Sainsbury's Red Label at 2.90 for 240 bags. It makes a good strong cup.
    • robertclyne
    • By robertclyne 15th Mar 19, 1:13 AM
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    I'm just happy to have a box of Tetley Decaffeinated in my cupboard.
    • ididntgetwhereiamtoday
    • By ididntgetwhereiamtoday 15th Mar 19, 5:45 AM
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    Decaf tea is disgusting.
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    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 15th Mar 19, 6:18 AM
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    My tea bags went out of date in 2008, still in the cupboard for the one cup I may have a year.
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    • Mummy2cheekymonkeys
    • By Mummy2cheekymonkeys 15th Mar 19, 7:51 AM
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    The lidl gold tea bags are OK. My husband really liked them but I really like a stronger tea so I prefer the red label ones. I always stock up when lidl has them on the super weekend deals. B&m sell bags of 1150 typhoo. Last time I went in there they were 9.99 but that was a while ago so will probably be more now.
    • Enterprise 1701C
    • By Enterprise 1701C 15th Mar 19, 7:59 AM
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    I've been on the Lidl Knightsbridge Red Label for ages, they're as good as any & cost 1.15 for 160 bags.

    The Gold Blend are stronger.
    Originally posted by DUKE
    I used to be a PG girl until I worked out the price per bag, then I went through a few of the own brand ones, Tesco value were horrible, as were Asda, but then I tried Sainsbury Basics which were OK for a while, until the price went up hideously (long before Brexit) and now I use the Lidl Knightsbridge Red Label, they are absolutely fine and many of my friends have converted to them after having a cuppa here and being convinced that I still used PG!

    OH uses the Gold version, I use the decaf version for my last couple of cuppas before bed. Gold is too strong for me, but there is only a slight difference between the red and the decaf, and it is a fair price to pay for a decent nights' sleep.
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    • no.1swimmum
    • By no.1swimmum 15th Mar 19, 10:47 AM
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    We only drink decaf which is marginally more expensive than ordinary tea, but buy ours in poundland for a box of 80 typhoo decaf - they have regular typhoo and sometimes even pg tips.
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