I remember as a little girl my mom and I having tea together late in the evening. She used to give me some of her tea. It was only usually a splash and tons of warm milk. This is one of my favorite memories that my mom and I did together.
Growing up I never really drank much tea. I did like the odd flavored tea but my drink of choice was always coffee. Lately though I have been trying to find a nice tea that I can have in the evenings that are caffeine free. I recently went to Twitter and asked "what is your favorite decaf tea?" I had a few people reply and one was Teapigs. They gave me a couple links to their teas suggesting a few of their favorites. I had the opportunity to check out some of their decaf and regular teas and I have to say I have really enjoyed tea a lot more after my experience.
Teapigs is a lot different than the teas you would find in the grocery store. They sell whole tea leafs that come in tea temples. I have to admit these temples are awesome! They are big enough to not constrict your tea leaves when they are steeping and they are made of mesh.
The first thing I noticed when pulling out the tea packs were the cute little packaging that is made from sustainably sourced cardboard and printed using vegetable based inks. Next you will notice right away with some of the teas that they contain whole flowers, pods, or chunks ingredients. The best way to make teas with whole ingredients.
Hubby and I have been making a habit out of putting the kids to bed and making a tea and catching up with each other. We enjoyed testing out each of the teas below.
The decaf teas we have tried were Peppermint leaves herbal, Super fruit, Rooibos creme caramel and Chamomile flowers herbal. It was really hard to pick a favorite out of these as they are all so flavorful. I don't think I will be able to drink a peppermint tea from anywhere else after having this one. I am not even a peppermint fan but really loved this tea. My son came into the kitchen when it was steeping and asked what smelled sooo good. The Rooibos creme caramel was likely my next favorite for a really nice flavor. I am super excited to have finally have found some great decaf teas I can enjoy in the evenings without keeping myself awake. I love to settle down with a warm drink and a book before bed and these teas have been great to do just that.
The regular teas we tried were Chili Chai, Darjeeling Earl grey, Everyday Brew and Mao Feng Green Tea. I am not a big black tea drinker but I did really enjoy both of the everyday brew and the Chili Chai. I was thinking the Chili Chai was going to be super hot but it wasn't, it did have a nice heat to it though. My husband loved all these teas especially the Chili Chai and the Mao Feng Green tea.
We both found all the teas to be more flavorful then we are used to and will be buying more. Teapigs is very new to Canada so we are hoping that the other great sounding teas on the UK & US site will be available to Canada soon.
Connect with Teapigs Canada on Twitter! If you are shopping in Canada you can pick up some of these great teas at Coffee Subscription or check out Teapigs.com for shopping within the US.
~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. I received some teas from the company for review purpose. All opinions are honest and my own.*~