It’s been quite some time now since I wrote my original review on Tea Pigs, so it’s about time I revisited that review. So I’m still a big fan of the Redbush tea – the Rooibos crème caramel is still part my daily routine, especially when working late into the night.
That smell of the caramel with the Redbush is just amazing. There are quite a few others now jumping onto this band waggon now – with Redbush flavours popping up all over. Even the big brands are starting to introduce options. But even their vanilla flavours have nothing on the Tea Pigs crème caramel. So if you like your Redbush tea’s, give it a try.
On the run up to Christmas they have introduced a couple of new tea varieties. I’ve tried out many of them, but my favourite two are the Apple and Cinnamon and the sweet ginger. Clearly the Apple and Cinnamon has apple pie and christmas written all over it. The smell and taste put you in a right spirit; and there is a genuine and wonderful apple taste with a good lingering hint of the cinnamon. It’s just one of those drinks that seems to evoke memories of warm evenings and the festive season.
Sweet Ginger is not something I would have traditionally looked to try. Ginger can be too strong a flavour and not something I would instantly think of for a tea; but this is not harsh at all. It’s wonderfully warming and calming. Perfect for the festive season, it makes you want to sit around a warm fire looking out at snow falling. I take this in my flask on the way to work and the number of people on the train sniffing the air to gulp in a little more of the smell is amazing.
Tea Pigs have now launched a ‘subscribe and save’ option that allows you to put in a regular order for a little bit of discount off your third shop. I’ve given this a try for the regular stuff and will report on how well it goes later.
It’s great to see the numbers of boutique tea shops growing and I certainly won’t stop trying the competition, but for my day-to-day tea requirements, I’m still shopping at Tea Pigs.