Q- How many calories?
A- Barely any if drunk without milk. Even with semi-skimmed milk, there’s just 14 calories per cup.
What’s more, our tea leaves are 100% natural and sustainably sourced. So, PG tips tastes good and it also helps the planet.
Q- How much caffeine?
A- Again, good news. One average cuppa contains just 40mg of caffeine – 35mg fewer than a cup of instant coffee, and 60-75mg fewer than that of filter coffee. Up to 300mg/day (six cups of tea) is considered moderate consumption of caffeine, with no evidence of harmful effects in the vast majority of the adult population.
Q- How do I make the perfect cup of tea?
A- Monkey’s top tips:
- Use fresh tap water: it contains more oxygen, which makes for a fuller flavour.
- If you’re using hard water, it’s best to use a metal kettle, not a plastic one (unless is has a limescale filter).
- Relax! Savour every sip by cultivating what the Japanese call a ‘tea mind’ – a state of tranquility to maximise your tea-drinking enjoyment.
Q- How much water should I be drinking?
A- Around 2 litres per day. Or 6-8 glasses.
That’s a lot of water. So why not mix it up? Water is the best thing to drink but other water-based drinks can help you towards your daily target – including a PG tips cuppa. At 99% water, a cup of PG tips makes for a far tastier alternative.
Q- What if I don’t drink enough water?
A- If you don’t drink enough fluids, you become dehydrated which can leave you feeling tired, make you constipated and cause headaches. Best put the kettle on!
THE SCIENCE BIT
Q- How good a substitute to water is tea really?
Q- Where can I buy Monkey stuff?
A- You can find some great Monkey products on the high street and on-line. The official web shop is here. Income from Monkey merchandise is used by Comic Relief to help it run itself.