The Great British Tea Test 2012

That tea review data in full...

So we set out to try all the major and supermarket brand teas and decide which was the best this year.

The Tea & The Cakes

We tried the following teas:

  • ASDA red label
  • Clipper
  • Lancashire
  • Marks & Spencer everyday
  • Morrisons red label
  • PG Tips
  • Sainsbury's red label
  • Tesco red label
  • Tetley
  • Twinings
  • Typhoo
  • Whittard
  • Yorkshire

While eating tasty scones provided by Mr. Brooks and my cheesecake.

The 'Paper'

I decided to present this data in the style of a scientific paper. Obviously I decided to use LaTeX to typeset this. Handily the American Physical Society provide Revlatex TeX 4.1 which provide macros to generate papers in the style of different APS journals. I chose to produce my 'paper' in the style of Phys. Rev. A.

Due to only having Excel available I had some poor looking graphs. This was, therefore, a chance for me to try using LaTeX to make graphs using pgfplots and TikZ. This didn't take particularly long and just required following the examples in the manual with a little bit of help from people at Stack Overflow.

You can view & download the Great British Tea Test 2012 in the style of a scientific paper here: Great British Tea Test 2012 or on the Documents & Links page of the site

Tom Out!

P.S. Thanks to my wonderful tea tasters and brewers!