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My ode to Teapigs

Teapigs have become a bit of a staple in my kitchen cupboard this year.

If like me you know you should be having more herbal teas, you know all about the antioxidant qualities of green tea and how they are definitely much better for you than your morning mocha choca latte with extra whip, but quite frankly can’t stomach the taste, or actually just find them tasteless, these little beauties might just convert you.

So, what’s so great about them? Well, if you know the difference between a ‘proper’ cup of tea made with tea leaves, and a builder’s brew, this will appeal.

Teapigs are a lovely hybrid teabag made for the real tea connoisseur.

The following is taking from their website, and really sums up best what the product is all about:

‘It’s all about the flavour. The tea in regular tea bags has been squashed, chopped and manhandled so, by the time it reaches your cup, almost all the flavour is lost. We don’t think that’s very nice. The whole leaves, herbs and flowers in our tea temples have been handled gently and with love, to maintain every drop of that precious flavour’.

The tea is contained in the most beautiful gauzy ‘tea temples’, which are almost too gorgeous to use.

Teapigs 'tea temple'

The holy grail of tea?

I’m not sure what the secret is here, but the flavour literally bursts out of these little beauties. As someone who was brought up on real tea, made with tea leaves, this is about as close to that as you are likely to get, without having to go to the trouble and mess of brewing a proper cup.

liquorice and peppermintMy current favourite is ‘liquorice and peppermint’, which beautifully combines the freshness of mint with the sweet and incredibly comforting taste of liquorice.

The packaging is completely recyclable, the tea temples themselves are biodegradable and the tea is ethically sourced.

For more info. on all things teapigs check out: http://www.teapigs.co.uk.

I currently buy mine from Ocado, although a full list of stockists is available on their website.

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