I love anyone who calls a tea bag a 'temple'
They are my kind of people producing my kind of tea and it is great tea. I've noticed Teapigs tea crop up at various teashops as not only is it advertised but the beautiful little biodegradable (yes they save the rainforest too) temples seem to defuse the brew to perfection.
I know what some of you are thinking, they are the posh overpriced teabags on the top shelf of the supermarket and you will only buy them for a special occasion. No.... go and buy them anyway, right now! Yes they are a little pricier than other tea but you get what you pay for. This is the chance to have a good quality loose leaf tea conveniently in a bag especially if you are the type of person who doesn't want to mess around with the traditional way of using loose leaf with diffuser etc. I purchased the 'Darjeeling Earl Grey' from Tesco £3.50 for 15 temples but you can purchase a wider range of flavours and accessories at www.teapigs.co.uk
I love their website, it is so clear and user friendly especially the mood-o-meter. Yes you can just enter the mood you are in and it will recommend the correct brew. There are teapots galore and mugs to drink from, I feel I may have stumbled on teaporn! They also stock Matcha Green Tea which is the Japanese 100% super green tea. Tends to look a bit like you've liquidised the Incredible Hulk but is so good, the equivalent of drinking ten cups of regular green tea. You can drink it as a green tea latte or in a smoothie and it is all about drinking the whole tea, not just the leaves, packed with flavonoids it is has many health benefits so go worth giving it a try.
While I was in Tesco I did also purchase their own Finest brand of teabags which do have a very similar bag to the Teapigs. They have a smaller but very nice variety of flavours including:
I chose Green Tea and Jasmine which is a taste to be desired. I haven't really tried jasmine in my tea before and to be honest it wasn't for me but that's not to say it may suit you. They do come in a little cheaper at £2.89 for 15 bags. A nice alternative.
So have a look and see what you think.....go on 'make a brew' with a teapig.
Catch you for more tea next Tuesday but more regular brew-talk tomorrow.
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