Teapigs Peppermint Whole Leaf Tea - 15 bags
Whilst haggling in the souks of Morocco, we discovered tea with mint and sugar - lots and lots of sugar! The lovely people of Morocco have their tea super sweet, this is partly because the Gunpowder Green tea they can sometime be a little harsh – the sweetness melts that away. After a bit of trial and error, we opted for a green tea called Chunmee or as we prefer Precious Eyebrows, which is a more delicate tea. Better to change the base tea than your teeth, we reckon!
how does it taste?
A delicate green tea with a punchy mint taste.
good if you're feeling
rough on the inside and even worse on the outside; green tea and mint are a great cure-all.
naturally contains caffeine
our whole leaf temples are better than the dust in your regular tea bag!
what is in it?
Chunmee green tea and peppermint leaves
|nutritional content [per 100ml]|
|energy [kcalories]||less than 3 calories|
- Dairy free
- Gluten free
- Suitable for vegetarians & vegans
- Boiling Water
- Brew for 3+ minutes
- 1 tea temple per person. brew for 3+ minutes, best with water at 80 degrees C. (If you don't have a fancy kettle or thermometer to hand, grabbing the kettle just before it boils will do the trick!)
Whole leaves take longer to brew, but the little wait is definitely worth it.
how we like it
Authentic - brew up, add a little sugar, grab your hallway carpet and flog it to the people at the bus stop.
Just cover one tea temple with boiling water and infuse for 3 minutes. Remove temple and top-up glass with iced water. Spoon in some sugar.
Nick and Louise started teapigs in November 2006. They met whilst working for a really big tea company, where they learned all about tea and drank lots of it. And the more they learned, and the more they drank, the more they came to realise something: that there's a whole world of quality teas out there that simply aren't getting the attention they deserve. And so teapigs was born.
Nick describes himself as a tea evangelist (although much nicer than those shouty ones on American TV). Louise, an experienced tea taster who has travelled the world tasting teas, is a self-confessed tea addict (not seeking rehab).
Together they founded teapigs and, since 2006, the teapigs team has grown a little. As well as Nick and Louise, there are now Nicole, Sofia, Reggie, Hannah, Hayley, Becky, Amy, James, Valerie, Tori, Sharon, Jordan and Harvey the dog.
we believe in something pure and simple - no airs. no graces. just fine tea.
- We will only ever sell teas of the highest quality. We will never compromise on quality. It also means we sell only whole leaf tea from selected estates, which we supply either as loose leaf or in tea temples.
- We love tea; we just don't like the snobbery that can come with it. Instead we concentrate on bringing you the very best tea we can find and not taking ourselves too seriously.
- We don't want to intimidate you with a huge list of teas or bewilder you with a mass of information (although, of course, you can always ask us). We've handpicked a select range that offers you the chance to discover the wonderfully diverse world of tea.
whole leaf tea
At teapigs, we make a big thing about using quality real tea. By quality real tea, we mean whole leaf tea, whole leaf herbs and whole flowers.
It's all about the flavour. The tea in regular tea bags has been squashed, chopped and manhandled so, by the time it reaches your cup, almost all the flavour is lost. We don't think that's very nice. The whole leaves, herbs and flowers in our tea temples have been handled gently and with love, to maintain every drop of that precious flavour.
Louise, our tea taster, has spent over a decade slurping tea - some lovely, some not so lovely. Her job is to make sure that teapigs whole leaf teas are always the very best.
our tea temple
The teabag was an inspired idea; convenient, clean, simple to use and, in our opinion, one of the greatest inventions before, and since, sliced bread.
But we know that whole leaf tea just doesn't work in regular paper teabags. This bothers us, as whole leaf tea gives you a far better cuppa.
We're also pragmatic, knowing full well that not everyone has the time to make tea the ‘proper' way, what with all that pot warming, deciding who will be mother, etc. So we went looking for an alternative; something that would give us all the convenience of a teabag but with all the taste of real whole leaf tea.
And so the tea temple was born – a roomy, biodegradable mesh bag, which offers all the space whole leaves need to infuse properly.
We love our tea temple, but it's essentially the tea inside which makes all the difference. We know it's easy to fall for the charms of a fancy looking tea bag but, without the greatest quality whole leaf tea inside, it just isn't the full package.
our green credentials in a nutshell…
The Rainforest Alliance works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behaviour.
We are working with the tea estates from which we source, to put the little green frog on every pack we sell. At the moment our english breakfast (everyday brew) blend has Rainforest Alliance certification.
Here is a little more about the work and objectives of the Rainforest Alliance and a nice little video which sums up the work they do.
For more info, visit http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/
Our tea temples are made from biodegradable corn starch. The material was developed in Japan and has the green "pla" mark which is an endorsement by the Japanese bioplastics association.
Our packaging is fully recyclable, and the cardboard used to make the packaging is FSC certified. FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council) is a organisation which promotes environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the worlds forests.
And not only do we print on sustainable board, but this one last flashy logo tells you that the ink we use to make our packs pretty is vegetable-based.