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Tea Bags - Sainsbury's Basics 27p
Tea Bags - Sainsbury's Basics 27p

Tea Bags - Sainsbury's Basics 27p

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We like a bargain as much as the other folk on HukD but really dont believe we would be classed as cheap . . . .


That said, we've been buying the Sainsbury's Basic Tea Bags for a while now and cant believe they dont appear here more often, although the s.e.l states 0.30p they are still goin through at 0.27p


We use 6 bags for the pot and get 4 cups of decent char and I for one am fussy bout me tea.

Only reason I'm mentioining this is cause the lady at the till said, "16 pkts, is that stuff ok? . . Would never think of buying something that cheap! " and she works in the store ! ! !


So just a little heads up to folk, give'em a try - while they are still at such a great price.




Midge

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Original Poster

Can the person that voted cold explain why?

Is there a better deal than this that makes 27p a bad deal ? ? ?



Would really like to know what you have to say for yourself, if you wanna vote cold thats cool, just let me know why?

With a 10% swing you must be a realllllly big contributor to this site, thanks for you "nameless" contribution to my post, you add sooo much to this site. (_;)




Raven

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you bought 16 boxes of these ??????!!!?? are you serious ?????

I am totally speechless

I don't mind what tea I drink most of the time but these taste like crap .

6 teabags for a pot? Makes 4 cups of tea? A proper brand of tea would take two bags, so whilst you say its 27p, in reality the price has tripled as you need three times the amount.

240 of a decent brand can be got for around £2.50 when on offer, which works out at about the same as your tea.

As usual with a lot of economy brand products, they should be called False Economy products, the toilet paper is low quality and on smaller rolls, the apples are tiny so you eat two.

Buying 16 pkts I would assume you are in some form of trade.

Saying all that, I suppose tea is tea, not sure how you can really grow one sort of tea cheaper than the others, the difference is in the size of the bag clearly.

Tea and Coffee are the two things I dont go cheap on, its just not worth it these tea bags will taste disgusting. Won't vote cold because for people who arent fussy about what their tea tastes like its a good price

I bought these when they were 17p a while back, IMO they are absolutely fine.

Don't knock it until you've tried it.

They may taste fine, personally I cannot see how you can produce specifically economy tea. Aside from spitting on the leaves or something. Surely tea is just tea at the end of the day?

Its the fact that the OP needs to use six bags per pot to make 4 cups of tea. It basically triples the price of the tea. If you're in Sainsbury's and buying in massive quantities like the OP is doing, you can get good deals. In B&M you can get 1000 for about a tenner of Typhoo bags. If you must shop at Sainsbury's their red label own brand is nice and works out the same price as cheap.

I guarantee you don't need to put six in a pot (two will do) so would work out cheaper than buying basics bags.

RosieWoo

I bought these when they were 17p a while back, IMO they are absolutely … I bought these when they were 17p a while back, IMO they are absolutely fine.Don't knock it until you've tried it.



I completely agree, "Don't knock it until you've tried it" and I have tried these and they are perfectly fine. Even if you are using the normal one Tea Bag per Cup they are great for cheap Tea Bags.

As a warning though, the Tesco version of these are horrible.

Tactical Tom

I completely agree, "Don't knock it until you've tried it" and I have … I completely agree, "Don't knock it until you've tried it" and I have tried these and they are perfectly fine. Even if you are using the normal one Tea Bag per Cup they are great for cheap Tea Bags.As a warning though, the Tesco version of these are horrible.



What about Asda? Have you tried those? That's my next box lol
Edited by: "RosieWoo" 24th May 2011

Been using it for years, very good value for money.
Heat added.X)X)

27p for tea bagging... bargin.....i paid loads more last time

I hope supermarket "basic" stuff doesn't get too hot here because they will put up the prices. As long as not too many people buy basic, we'll be OK

Can't fathom drinking tea made from 0.3p teabags. I like my wake-me-up cuppa to be a quality brew! But in the end, it all comes out the same. So if this is your style, then go for it!

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mocmocamoc

They may taste fine, personally I cannot see how you can produce … They may taste fine, personally I cannot see how you can produce specifically economy tea. Aside from spitting on the leaves or something. Surely tea is just tea at the end of the day?Its the fact that the OP needs to use six bags per pot to make 4 cups of tea. It basically triples the price of the tea. If you're in Sainsbury's and buying in massive quantities like the OP is doing, you can get good deals. In B&M you can get 1000 for about a tenner of Typhoo bags. If you must shop at Sainsbury's their red label own brand is nice and works out the same price as cheap.I guarantee you don't need to put six in a pot (two will do) so would work out cheaper than buying basics bags.


so wrong - bit like saying chocolate is chocolate or coffee is coffee!

csiman

so wrong - bit like saying chocolate is chocolate or coffee is coffee!



I'm with you on that.

But in all honesty, I don't think you can beat loose tea, for a quality brew (_;)

Nothing worse than weak nasty tea bags, made from tea dust..YUK.

Have tried these and out of all the cheap teabags these are the best, Asda and Tesco cheap tea is yuk !! you need to leave these to brew slightly longer but tea tastes fine.

dobson64

Have tried these and out of all the cheap teabags these are the best, … Have tried these and out of all the cheap teabags these are the best, Asda and Tesco cheap tea is yuk !! you need to leave these to brew slightly longer but tea tastes fine.



No, nor do I intend to, this is one of the few items where you really do get what you pay for.

I only buy Tetley or Sainsbury Red Label.
Edited by: "Inactive" 24th May 2011

I drink tea till it is running out of my ears and I use the cheap teabags

Over the years I have tried loose tea, premium tea bags and normal tea bags and in my opinion these cheap tea bags are perfectly acceptable, they just take longer to brew

I use one in a large mug and it makes a refreshing cup of tea

Personally I think that the posters saying that the tea is bad probably have not tried it and are may be a little snobby about tea

I'd agree I'd never buy them but out of interest how do you produce a lower quality tea leaf?

Chocolate is different, I'd have thought everyone knew that. You are making something to a recipe, you can use less cocoa, more veg fat.

But you'll find tea leaves are tea leaves.

I'm guessing the bag can be lower quality and they'll be less tea in each one, thats how they are basics

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mocmocamoc

I'd agree I'd never buy them but out of interest how do you produce a … I'd agree I'd never buy them but out of interest how do you produce a lower quality tea leaf?Chocolate is different, I'd have thought everyone knew that. You are making something to a recipe, you can use less cocoa, more veg fat.But you'll find tea leaves are tea leaves.I'm guessing the bag can be lower quality and they'll be less tea in each one, thats how they are basics


they dont 'produce' lower quality tea. It just happens. Lots of factors to determine quality such as location, temperature, rainfall, altitude etc etc.

These are ok for the fag smokers I guess

For those who are interested:-

wtea.com/abo…spx



Presume these are still Fairtrade tea bags like they were a year ago?
I tried a box and imo they are easily the best "sub 30p for 80 bags" around.

The comment the OP mentioned of "Would never think of buying something that cheap" is typical of a lot of people.
There are some cr*p cheap products sold, but there are also some good ones.
Edited by: "stamfordblue" 24th May 2011

I might economise on some food items, but tea is not one of them. I did actually try these once some time ago as I was a bit short of cash at the supermarket, however, never again - there definitely is a taste difference. Besides the taste, I did find that I needed two of them to make a decent strength of tea. It's like when you buy a very cheap washing-up liquid - I've found that it's just not worth it - you end up adding more squirts to the bowl as the concentration is just so weak. However, I realise that some people are on a limited budget and it's obviously up to them if they want to economise on certain products, especially if they get along with them.

Been using these for about six months. Would never go back to their red label brand.
An added bonus...... something that no one has mentioned is that these 27 p tea bags are also FAIRTRADE. approved.

RosieWoo

What about Asda? Have you tried those? That's my next box lol



lol, unfortunately I haven't yet tried the ASDA Tea Bags, let us know how you get on with them.


I used to drink Lyons or Barrys teabags because they taste so good in Ireland, but when I tried them in England, they taste much the same as any other brand. A lot of the taste depends on the water quality, rather than the tea itself. I tried out Asda basic tea. I braced myself for the worst, seeing as they were 27p for 80. I was half way through the mug, when I remembered I had a cheap teabag. It tasted just the same. I think people are imagining that there is any significant difference between any brand of teabag, they all use tea dust after all. If you want quality you need to drink loose tea.
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