Foe those that didn’t know Teapigs teas are made using whole leaves, herbs and flowers presented in a biodegradable tea temple.  I was informed that Teapigs have not released a new flavour in about four years; the brand that pride themselves as being real tea and boast flavours like popcorn, chilli chai  and liquorice with mint are now adding two new blends for autumn, earl grey strong and Darjeeling.   The flavours aren’t entirely new but they are adding these versions with more oomph to suit heir customers that preferred a stronger taste.  For me Teapigs is the only tea that has enough flavour to leave aside the milk and sugar. With The early start at Bumpkin, Matcha was a welcomed start to the morning; Matcha is 100% natural, organic green tea leaves which have been carefully ground down to form a fine powder.  I really don’t like green tea as much as it healthy for me, but Matcha actually might be my saviour as you can add a small amount to juices, drinks, and teas, and apparently because of the concentration and that you are drinking the whole leaf. you are getting all the benefits of drinking the antioxidants. Teapigs put it better

“When you drink regular green tea, you throw away the leaves afterwards which a bit like boiling spinach, throwing away the spinach and just drinking the water – you’ll get some of the nutrients, but you’re throwing away the best bit. Matcha is drunk as a fine powder diffused in liquid so you actually ingest the whole leaf, consuming every last bit of goodness.”

Teapigs teas are available online, and Selfridges

Enter TPPE13 at the Teapigs checkout and you get 20% off teas and teaware, excludes gifts, cheeky deals and matcha kits. Offer ends 31st Dec 2013