A nice cup of tea is one of those essential simple pleasures in life. Teapigs makes whole leaf tea, meticulously sourced and carefully packaged to preserve the flavour. It’s a brand for the tea made for those who appreciate tea and the honeybush and rooibos blend is one of my favourites. Rooibos tea, also known as Rooibosch or Redbush tea, is a South African tea now enjoyed in many parts of the world.
It’s caffeine free and can be served in a variety of ways – with milk and sugar, honey and lemon, as an ice tea. It has recently gained popularity as Rooibos espresso (similar to Japanese matcha), lattes and cappuccinos. Honeybush is made from another South African plant with many similarities to Rooibos, but it has a sweeter taste and smells like honey. It is common in South Africa to steep both teas for longer than black tea and it isn’t uncommon to find a pot of tea simmering on an Aga in a farmhouse kitchen.
Price: ± £4 (12 servings) – £10.92 (50 servings)
Delivery costs: Free Prime delivery and eligible for Amazon subscribe & save (5 – 15% discount)
Available from stockists in over 35 countries across Europe, North America, Africa, Asia and Australia.
“Nick and Louise started teapigs in November 2006 with one mission – to get the nation drinking real tea again. They met whilst working for a really big tea company, where they learned all about tea and drank lots of it. And the more they learned, and the more they drank, the more they came to realise something: that there’s a whole world of quality teas out there that simply aren’t getting the attention they deserve. And so teapigs was born.”*
- Target audience: Quality tea drinkers
- Target age range: Adults, Older adults
- Target gender: Unisex/gender neutral design
*Made in a factory that handles nuts.
Environment & People
Budget brands sell teabags for 1 p. Organic and quality brands sell them for about 8 – 13 p. A Teapigs pyramid will set you back 25-30p, definitely a premium price for a small pocket of tea.
Teapigs have a reputation for selecting only the best quality tea. As a special occasion tea, 25p for a cup is not exactly a fortune and as an everyday choice, I often make up to three cups with one tea bag without a significant reduction in flavour.
Loose leaf teas of similar quality are cheaper, but the added convenience of pre-measured tea in a biodegradable strainer that won’t affect the taste, makes tea bags an attractive choice.
Product dimensions: 20.8 x 10.8 x 8.6 cm
Servings: 2 pack, 15 teabags each
Item Weight: 75 g
Produce of more than one country
Made in U.K.
Storage Instructions: Please keep in a cool and dry location until finished and then try to recycle
Ingredients: Rooibos, Honey Bush
Honeybush and Rooibos are perfect tea partners and the leaves brew a rich, red tea with a hint of honey in its scent and flavour. Teapigs’ blend is well balanced and well made. It certainly isn’t tea dust wrapped in a paper-and-plastic-composite-bag.