I’m a huge fan of tea (a tea-o-holic really), even more so since I’ve been pregnant and breastfeeding (you know, not drinking coffee much). I recently came across a company called teapigs (you may remember reading a post I did about their Matcha tea – you can read it here)
Anyway, today I want to share a bit of information about teapigs and 3 of their awesome tea flavours that I’ve been trying over the past week.
The teapigs Story
Nick and Louise started teapigs in November 2006. They met whilst working for a really big tea company, where they learned all about tea and drank lots of it. And the more they learned, and the more they drank, the more they came to realise something: that there’s a whole world of quality teas out there that simply aren’t getting the attention they deserve. And so teapigs was born.
Nick describes himself as a tea evangelist (although much nicer than those shouty ones on American TV). Louise, an experienced tea taster who has travelled the world tasting teas, is a self-confessed tea addict (not seeking rehab).
Together they founded teapigs and, since 2006, the teapigs team has grown a little. As well as Nick and Louise, there are now Nicole, Sofia, Reggie, Hannah, Hayley, Becky, Amy, James, Valerie, Tori, Sharon, Jordan and Harvey the dog.
The teas come in the most beautiful silk pyramids. Each one is full of flavour and bursting with goodness.
I tried 3 of teapigs teas. I was sent a box of 15 Rooibos Crème Caramel, 15 Super Fruit and a sample of Mao Feng Green Tea.
I’ll tell you about the Rooibos Crème Caramel first as it’s my ultimate favorite. Know as the skinny dessert this tea comes with the surprise of little chunks of caramel which gives it a yummy sweet taste which is also rich in antioxidants and nutrients.
The first time I tried was at about 11pm after I had a 2 hour struggles with Amelia to get her to sleep. I was hooked from the first mouthful, without being able to stop myself my eyes closed and i took a huge contented sigh. I had the feeling you get when you get into a hot bath after a long day or when you eat chocolate after not having any for a month. I was immediately relaxed and comforted by the sweet richness.
I’d be more than happy to have this for every dessert!
Next I tried the Mao Feng Green Tea as my wake up morning drink.
I love green tea but this is one that I had never tried before, I’m glad I got to though. I loved the delicate (almost elegant) taste to it. It has the distinctive green tea taste combined with a very slight hint of peaches and apricots- which really makes a delicious full flavoured tea.
Now for the one I’m drinking right now as I write this post. The Super Fruit – wow this one is packed with a punch of flavour! I was delighted when I took a big out of the packaging and saw lots of real whole cranberries and blueberries in it.
The Super Fruit tea can be drank hot or iced. I really love it hot but it’s a must to try it iced, it becomes sweet, sharp and refreshing all at the same time – really lovely after going to a run or doing a workout.
Disclaimer: teapigs sent these free of charge for the purpose of this review. All opinions are 100% my own.