Arthur Brooke founded the company Brooke, Bond & Co in 1869 and in the same year opened his first shop in Manchester, UK. There was never a Mr Bond- he just felt that the name sounded right!
Arthur Brooke developed his own quality blends, mixing together various estate teas. This ensured a more consistent quality because, as with any crop, the characteristics of a consignment can vary according to climate, time of year and general growing conditions.
In 1930, PG Tips was launched in the UK as a loose leaf tea in soft packs. It was originally called ‘Pre-Gest-Tee’ but was soon abbreviated by grocers and van salesmen to PG. The company adopted this as the official name and added ‘tips’ to highlight that PG Tips takes only the top two leaves and a bud to make its tea.
Tea is the second most consumed beverage after water in the UK – that’s a lot of tea drinking! And here at PG Tips we are not only passionate about making all your cups as tasty as they can be, we are also committed to ensure that we continually reduce the impact of all that tea on the environment.
We were proud to be the first major UK tea brand to sell fully Rainforest Alliance certified black teas.
And let’s not forget about our pyramid bags! They’re one of the things that makes us loved by the masses. Some even call them the eighth wonder of the world! These bags act like a mini teapot giving the tea leaves more room to move and giving you the taste you love..
So, go on...put the kettle on...