Teapigs supply us with our tea temples that we put in our gift boxes. Each tea temple flavour is matched with our bakes to give a taste sensation. Our Teapigs tea tasters Louise tells us about each of the teas we have selected:
“ This is our signature blend - our daily cuppa, our builders brew, our Rosy Lee. Call it what you want but our everyday brew is the ultimate British favourite. We’ve blended three top quality whole leaf black teas - Assam, Ceylon and a lovely Rwandan - to give a balanced, malty, zesty alliance and the most perfect cup of tea."
Darjeeling Earl Grey
"Most of the Earl Greys you find use a poor quality tea black base from China, which is like palming yourself off as landed gentry when all you own is a Barbour jacket. In this blend we use a Darjeeling tea – the best of the best from the foothills of the Himalayas. These whole Darjeeling leaves are blended with the finest bergamot citrus from the south of Italy and pretty little cornflowers to create something altogether more gentrified."
"It’s long been known that the best chamomile tea comes from brewing the whole flowers. So guess what we sell? That’s right, only the whole flowers of the Croatian chamomile bush. You may have noticed most other chamomile teas are made from dusty little bits – this is the crushed flowers, which, in our view, is a plain nasty thing to do. Equally, well known are the medicinal benefits of chamomile, which include sleep-promoting properties, relaxing muscles and soothing anxiety."
Mao Feng Green tea
"Call us soppy romantics, but we like this story. A young man and a beautiful young woman from a tea plantation were in love, but the local tyrant seized her as his concubine. She escaped, only to learn that the tyrant had killed her lover. Finding his body deep in the mountains she wept and wept until she became the rain, while her lover's body turned into a tea bush. Which is why, according to the legend, the area where Mao Feng tea grows is forever cloudy and humid the whole year round. All together now…ahhh! This tea is special, unlike any other green tea on the market. A green tea liked by people who don’t like green tea."
"As with our other teas, we insist that our herbal ones always use the whole leaf or flower. We think the leaf should be worshipped, not crushed. Because we use whole peppermint leaves, you’ll find the flavour of this blend much stronger and fresher than regular dusty paper teabags. Peppermint is great for soothing sore tummies and helping us to keep a healthy digestive systems."
If there is a Teapigs tea you love and would like to include in your gift box, please let us know and we will see what we can do to help, firstname.lastname@example.org.