Tuesday, 8 January 2013


Hello lovelies – golly it has been such a long time since I last posted. New Year’s Resolution – must post at least once a week. Anyway – I’ve got loads to catch you up on so I’m sure you will be sick of me in the coming weeks. For now though, I want to talk to you about teapigs. *oink!*

As you may have seen in a previous post, I LOVE tea. I LOVE it deeply and with an affection bordering on obsession. Well, I am British, what do you expect? There is little I crave more than the first mug of tea in the morning and there is little that buoys my soul more than a big pot of cha on a Sunday afternoon, all served on the 1930s china doncha know. Preferably accompanied by some sort of scone. Mmmm, scones.

Anyway, before Christmas took over and I got completely distracted by unwell cats and the horror of the associated bills (don’t worry – all is well now but if I’d known vets earned that much I’d have taken a different course in life), the lovely folk at teapigs sent me a selection of their finest brews to review as part of their “do the Downton” promotion. Sadly I’ve missed the window on that one, Downton currently being between series, let alone the fact that it is thoroughly out favour with me following the unnecessarily cruel Christmas Day ending.

Still, I have finally gotten 'round to trying the tea sent and, being thoroughly impressed, I thought I really should write something endorsing their delicious wares.

Here are the teas:

Look at that rainbow of loveliness: Green tea, Everyday Brew (note the cheeky combination of name and caption...ahem), Earl Grey, Peppermint, Superfruit and Chamomile. TOO MUCH DELICIOUS.

I am really pleased with the quality of this tea, not only is their boast about the teas being made of leaves not dust definitely true – you can see it – but the bags are lovely fabric to avoid that papery taste and, well, they taste heavenly.

So far I have worked my way through the Everyday Brew (delicious), peppermint (stomach calming post cheese-binge) and superfruit (healthful) whilst his Badgeryness, having more sophisticated tastes, was mightily impressed with both the green tea and the Earl Grey.

These teas are great to have in for visitors or, matched with a teapot or mug, a fantastic gift. You could even take some to a party and make some lovely gin and tea cocktails. Not that I would as I’ve given up booze for January. Mmmm gin (another New Year’s Resolution – stop making New Year’s Resolutions.)

teapigs fancy a brew mug £9

teapigs glass teapot gift set £22

Anyway. Please take a look at their site, enter their competition and maybe buy some lovely, lovely tea.

Here is me, being a teapig.



  1. Any post that begins with a photo of a teacup pig is a massive hit in my books! :) To follow with a wonderful discussion of tea (also a firm favourite in our household) just makes it all the more delightful. And that photo of you channeling your inner teacup piggie is flat out adorable! :)

    ♥ Jessica

  2. Hi Lisa, I'm big tea lover too :)
    I like the design very much and hope to try one of those some day.

    Your photo makes me smile :) Cute one!

  3. I've heard of teapigs but am yet to purchase anything. I should as I'm a tea fiend too.

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