It’s a well known fact that I love tea… the two teas I was sent to review from Tea Pigs are not my usual cuppa, so it was great to try something new. They have a great branding and the products just look good. I was sent:
This is made from green tea leaves, ground into a powder. I was sent a lovely Teapigs shot glass with this – look how amazingly green it comes out.
I found the powder didn’t dissolve in hot water as easily as I would have liked, so it took a bit of stirring and squishing out of lumps. Miss K (my 4 year old) was bemused by the whole process but wouldn’t try it 😉 I found the flavour as a shot not to my taste, but when made into a tall drink it was far more palatable. I personally found this to be more of a “health” tea than a tea you drink for the taste.
Green tea is high in antioxidants, known to fight the effects of free radicals in the body and contains caffeine, a stimulant. So this tea can help to give you a boost. The primary antioxidant is called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) and it is this that is credited to most of the green tea benefits. The research on green tea is mixed but there are possible links with green tea reducing the risks of certain cancers – breast, colorectal and stomach. Green tea has been shown to reduce the risk of coronary artery disease and stroke and improve cognitive functioning in older adults.
Spiced Winter Red Tea.
Now this tea smells like Christmas in a teabag. Literally, the smell is amazing. Think mulled wine, cloves, cinnamon, and orange hints. It is made on a base of redbush tea, which for me is a win, as I love redbush. I personally liked this tea served without milk – and having small children I found out that this tea is not only great hot, but also cold. I reckon it would make a good iced tea too.
Thankyou Teapigs, loving your work.
Disclaimer: I was asked to review this product and was sent the tea free. All opinions are my own.