Monday, February 23, 2015

Teapigs - Pick 'n' Mix

I drink a lot of tea, not your usual run of the mill everyday breakfast tea, I myself happen to be a lover of green tea be it green tea with lemon, or one of my personal favourites, green tea with mango and lychee. Yummy!

Every so often, I get the urge to try something new and had spotted the brand Teapigs popping up more and more in my local supermarket. As I'd never tried anything from their range before I popped on their website to see if they did smaller packets of tea so I could 'try before you buy' as it were.
The website certainly didn't disappoint, there was an option to select 12 different mini packs of tea for £15. Each mini pack of tea would contain two tea temples and there were 28 varieties of tea to choose from! You can have a peek HERE.
Now usually, I wouldn't blog about this kinda thing, but look how pretty this is! I think this would make a wonderful gift for a tea loving friend, especially when you consider that you get to select the contents. It's actually a pretty thoughtful thing to do and I'm sure the recipient would appreciate the time and effort which had gone into selecting just the right teas.
I myself kept things fairly safe and did order a couple of repeats as I had a feeling that I'd know which ones would be my favourites.
 My selection was as follows:

  • Chocolate Flake Tea- Assam tea with real chocolate flakes, this stuff was awesome and I shall be getting a full bag
  • Marakesh Mint - Green tea wtih mint
  • Mao Feng Green Tea - A green tea with hints of peaches and apricots, I ordered two of these and I love their delicate subtle flavour
  • Rooibos Creme Caramel - I've never tasted Rooibos prior to this point, it has a fairly woody and nutty flavour and the addition of caramel flakes gives a real sweet kick which would make this perfect to satisfy any sugar cravings you may have
  • Silver Tips White Tea - Tastes delicate and light and something I've enjoyed first thing in the morning
  • Yerba Mate - An incredibly smoky tea (think whiskey but without the alcohol) which gives a good hit of caffeine to keep you focused without the horrible coffee caffeine crashes. It really does keep me perky and I've loved it so much, I have already stocked up on more!
  • Liquorice & Peppermint - This really helps if you've got a dodgy tummy and certainly keeps things nice and calm. It's naturally sweet and strangely moreish and doesn't taste anything at all like the black stuff used to formulate liquorice allsorts
  • Pure Lemongrass - Pretty much what it says on the tin
  • Popcorn Tea - This is an usual one, green tea with toasted rice which gives it that authentic popcorn flavour, the plain stuff of course, don't go thinking it's sweet!
  • Super Fruit - A lovely fruity tea formulated with elderberry, blackcurrant, blueberry, lingonberry and hibiscus, I reckon this'll be delicious during the summer month
As you can see each pack is nice and diddy and has a cute little story on the back telling you the tasting notes, and how to brew each tea to get the best flavour.
I've been using each tea temple twice, so four cups per tasting pack, meaning that my pick 'n' mix selection has lasted me a fair old while.
What I really liked about the Teapigs tea temples was not just that they contained proper leaves (we're talking whole leaves here, not the grey leaves you find smooshed up in your usual super market tea bag), whole herbs and whole flowers but the tea temples as they're called at Teapigs are made with a special mesh which allow the perfect brew.

I reckon this'd make a lovely gift be it to yourself or a friend and is a fabulous way to try something new.


  1. This is great, Laura! I alternate between coffee and tea depending on my mood. Tea is just so comforting. I drink it to fend off colds, if I'm curling up on the couch for a movie, or if I want something comforting to sip on before bed. I usually drink Lipton black tea or lemon ginger, but I do get suckered into buying fancy teas at our local spice merchant. All of the options can be a bit overwhelming, so this seems like a great option to try out a few flavors and find a favorite. I also agree that this would be a wonderful gift! I like that you get to pick your own flavors, too. Often they're pre-selected, so having that choice is a definite selling point. The packaging is adorable too! Have you sent a link to your post to the company? I would think they'd like to read it and share it!

    <3 Liz

  2. I'm such a sucker for a good cup of coffee, but because of this diet thing I've been on, I've not been allowed any hot drinks with milk so this was a great way to try some other bits and pieces.

    I have to say, the chocolate tea was really incredibly tasty and quite surprising, I honestly didn't expect to like it at all but the taste kind of reminded me of dunking a good old chocolate digestive into a cuppa. Delicious.

    I honestly didn't buy the set to blog about it, but when it arrived it was so beautiful that I just couldn't resist.

    Aye, I did send the link over to Teapigs, they were sweet enough to re-tweet and reply :)

    I can't wait to try some more flavours soon but until then, I can safely say, these guys do some seriously good tea!

    Laura xx


Design by Studio Mommy (© Copyright 2015)