Great food and fine tea – two simple pleasures that few English folk could live without. But there’s more to a great cuppa than fishing out teabags and dunking digestives. So put down that murky builders grog and listen up, as Lou from teapigs illuminates the rich heritage and diversi-tea of this beloved bevy.
- What was the inspiration behind teapigs? How did you come up with the name?
We wanted to make quality tea more available. 8 years ago good tea was difficult to find and very good tea was usually in a tin on a shelf in swanky London food halls. The offering was intimidating so we wanted to offer great quality teas without the pomp and ceremony. That is how teapigs was dreamt up. The name summed up our greediness for tea. Pigs for tea.
- What’s your favourite flavour?
I love our Everyday Brew it is a strong flavour packed black tea. I also love oolong, it is underrated but it has the flavour of an amazing green tea with some of the strength of black tea, a green tea with a bit more oomph. I really enjoy matcha first thing in the morning either in porridge or in mY latest obsession – green smoothies. Well you can see how I struggle to pick a favourite!
- Where do you source your tea from?
All over the world – literally. India, China, Rwanda, Brazil, America, Taiwan, etc.
- There has been something of a tea revival in the last few years, why do you think this has happened?
People are demanding more from tea, a bigger range and more quality. Black tea sales are declining but fruit / herbals and speciality teas are increasing with tea drinkers becoming more adventurous and seeking out better teas. We sell lots through our website –teapigs.co.uk because it is one of the few places you can get our full range of 28 teas.
Thanks Lou, we’re raising a mug to you!
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