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What time is it? Tea time! While we all (well, mostly all) love a nice cup of coffee in the morning, there is something so calming, and so seemingly sophisticated, about a cuppa in the afternoon. That cuppa being a cup of tea.
While coffee gets you going, something about tea brings up images of cozy sweaters, sitting in a corner window and reading a Jane Austen book on a rainy Autumn afternoon. Doesn’t that sound lovely? Whatever our tea-fantasy is, we have the best tea for you to live it out with – teapigs is our favorite tea manufacturer, and it’s not just because we love the name.
In 2006 two tea enthusiasts, Nick and Lou, set out on a mission to get the nation drinking real tea again. Lou, a professional tea taster (yes, that is a real job and yes, we want it) and Nick, a self-proclaimed tea evangelist, were sick of the lack of real tea on the market. Of course, there is plenty of tea out there, but what is real tea? By real, high-quality, tea, they mean using the whole leaf of the herbs and whole flowers to make tea, not just the dusty stuff found in usual paper teabags.
The dusty stuff found in regular tea bags has been squashed, chopped, and manhandled so much that by the time you are drinking it, it has lost almost all of its flavor. By using whole leaves and whole flowers, teapigs are able to preserve the entire, complex, beautiful, delicious flavor that nature provides.
With teapigs, you are really going to get the whole shebang of the complex, beautiful, delicious flavors, as they have 28 different teas! Everything from English breakfast and Darjeeling, to herbal teas, rooibos, green, white, oolong, and some exciting and interesting ones. Ever heard of chocolate tea or chili chai? Well, teapigs can introduce you. They also have matcha, made of 100% organic green tea leaves ground to a fine powder. You really can’t go wrong with the variety of flavors, but if you need a place to start we highly recommend the licorice and peppermint. It tastes a bit like candy and is perfect for an afternoon treat. Liquorice and peppermint are also great for an upset stomach.
All of these amazing flavors come in a “tea temple”since tea deserves to be honored for the royal and mysterious thing it is. These “temples” are a bio-degradable mesh bag that gives the whole leaves plenty of room to infuse. These biodegradable bags are only one part of teapigs‘ mission to be an ethical company and not the only reason we love them so much. Being committed to giving back to the communities that grow the herbs and flowers used to make the tea, teapigs works with the Point Foundation to support orphans and vulnerable young people in Gisenyi, Rwanda.
An ethical company that makes delightful tea and lets us live out our dream of having afternoon tea? Yes, please! Check out their complete collection, and order a box or three or twenty, on their website. Or check out where you can find teapigs near you. Now, if you will excuse us, we’re off to have a cuppa.
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