What to reach for next, when you're in need of a good cuppa'.
Can you truly call yourself British if you don't like tea? As a self-confessed tea addict I feel as though I've earned my tea status and I can tell a good cuppa' from a poor one. I wouldn't call myself a tea snob or anything - give me a Yorkshire brew any day but once you've had a really soothing, high quality cuppa' tea it's hard to drink anything else. Teapigs pride themselves on quality and providing the nation (and beyond) with a great cuppa that doesn't scrimp on flavour and that's exactly what I experienced. I had four variants to choose from, lemon and ginger, super fruit, liquorice and peppermint and finally chocolate and mint. They have a whole bunch of different flavours including an Everyday brew if you just want a nice normal tea, nothing fancy.
The packaging is perfect for their green and ethical stance. Cardboard boxes with everything written in vegetable ink and the little biodegradable mesh bags are easily visible. I loved the little illustrations on the boxes and the simple instructions on the back. My favourite of the selection was the chocolate and mint. Something quite out of my comfort zone which I'd never normally choose but it was refreshing and packed full of flavour. Quite often I find flavoured teas or fruit teas don't seem to taste of much but this was just like an after dinner chocolate. The tea is loose inside the mesh bags as Teapigs quite rightly state that whole leaf is best instead of 'the dust found in regular tea bags'. Also there's something about loose tea and whole leaf that adds to an indulgent 5 minute break. It's around £4 for 15 bags which is more than reasonable if you're in the market for some a-grade tea.
*The lovely guys at Teapigs kindly sent me these samples.
If you're into tea, then this is for you. An inexpensive treat to indulge on a Sunday afternoon. Or a perfect gift for a tea-lover. The packaging states only 3 calories per cup and there are lots of herbal teas on the website to choose from. Not only do they sell a great selection of tea but also cute mugs, tea infusers, tea pots and more.
Don't feel naugh-tea, grab a Teapigs when you next need a cuppa'.
Molly, 23, London.
A tiny food pornographer, with a minor addiction to burgers and sushi. Following a dairy-free diet not by choice, but forever choosing to eat cheese and chocolate.