Tea Pigs

Today is a bit of a random non beauty post. I hope you don’t mind. As I’m think L has mentioned in some of her America posts (or it may be one coming, sorry if it is) we are both huge tea lovers. Non tea lovers this may not be a post for you.

Since the new year I’ve tried to reduce my intake of regular tea. I was on 7-8 cups of tea a day and thought it was too much so switched to healthier options such as green tea and peppermint after the obligatory cuppa in the morning (milk no sugar please, made for me each morning by my OH, we have a deal going so he makes me tea. Nothing better than a cup being bought to you haha).

Getting used to green tea took a while. L struggled and couldn’t face it. It’s a unique flavour that takes getting used to. I like the fact it boosts antioxidants etc. If you fancy trying it I’d recommend trying green tea with pineapple or apple and pear, I know twinings do these as it adds a slight sweetness. To be honest switching from normal tea to green tea I can’t say has made a huge difference but I feel it’s better.

So the point of today’s post. My new ‘high end’ love. Yes I believe tea pigs are the high end of tea. I was introduced to them by one of my lovely work ladies. Instantly I was intrigued by the silk tea temples the tea sits in and couldn’t wait to try them.

The next time the lady I work with placed her order online at tea pigs she ordered me some too. I got the chocolate flake and green tea and peppermint blend.

I also got sample packs of these. You can buy tea pigs online or there are local stockest listed online and cafes local to you that sell them. Link to that here

I was blown away by the chocolate flake. The tea comes in silk tea temples and is leafs that swell up when water is added to them. The chocolate one has actual pieces of chocolate that melt into your tea. I personally prefer to drink this black. It has a subtle chocolate flavour but not sweet or overpowering the tea.

How pretty are they. (ok I sound weird now)

I like that on the back of each tea if gives a description of the base tea and how you should drink it. Being a tea novice I’m not sure what should and shouldn’t have milk. The more I try the more I prefer non milk. My mum is kindly buying me the mix and match set where you get 12 different types of tea and two of each type.

Sorry if my tea talk has bored you but I really would thoroughly recommend these to anyone and the sample packs are a great way to test it. The average price for 15 tea temples is between £3.49 and £4.29 (I think) and some teas can be bought in 50 packs.

Have you tried tea pigs. Everyone I know that has loves them. I’m saving L a chocolate one for when she gets back from America.

I’m off to brew a pot of chocolate tea now.

Love M


I’d love to know if any of you try these xx


  1. Sunny
    June 27, 2012 / 8:43 pm

    I'm reading this drinking a cup of tea right now 😛 The chocolate tea looks so yummy and luxurious, I've never been one for hot chocolate (too sweet) but this sounds really nice 🙂 x

  2. UnevenLemming
    June 27, 2012 / 8:45 pm

    I loooooove tea so this was fab, my cupboards are full of different teas. I do like green as an alternative to my daily earl grey 🙂 x

  3. GirlieBlogger@Beauty Fashion Blog Seattle
    June 28, 2012 / 6:39 am

    These look yummy. I love green tea. Just started drinking it. These look wonderful.Beauty Fashion Blog SeattleCheap Makeup Reviews

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