Louise is a trained tea-taster and co-founder of Teapigs. We got a moment to ask her a few questions about the nations favourite drink – Tea!
Tell us a little bit about the philosophy behind Teapigs:
We sum it up as no airs, no graces, and just fine tea. We love great quality teas, herbs and infusions without the pomp and ceremony that usual comes with a decent brew.
Where do you find inspiration for new flavours of tea?
We started off with a range which people were familiar with but not always familiar with in the UK – so for example Matcha is huge in Japan but when we first launched it in the UK, very few people had heard of it. We have added some unusual flavours along the way – chocolate, chilli – nothing too weird but perhaps slightly unusual in tea!
What is your favourite tea?
I love Teapigs Tung Ting Oolong, it is delicate and delicious. At the moment, it is not one of our more popular teas because people don’t really know what it is, but I’m convinced that over time it will be a firm favourite.
Tell us a little bit about your ethical scheme at Teapigs:
We work with the Noel Orphanage in Rwanda which sits alongside the tea estate in which we source the tea for our everyday brew. Every time a pack of that is sold we donate 5p from each 15’s pack and 15p from each 50’s pack so it really does add up. We also offer customers the opportunity to make a 49p donation with their online order and as a team we are always thinking of ways to raise money for the scheme. Currently two teapigs are training for a bike ride to Paris!
What effects can different flavours of tea have on your health?
Tea can really make a difference on how you feel, which is why we have the mood-o-meter on our website! If you’re feeling sleepy for example, a shot of Matcha will soon lift your spirits with its blend of amino acids and antioxidants, where as a tea such a rooibos has been known to help rid the body of toxins and soothe the system.
Is there a particular tea which is great for the complexion?
As well as providing energy and helping maintain a healthy digestive system, Matcha is full of polyphenols which can inhibit skin damage caused by UV rays. Plus all those antioxidants do a great job of protecting us from free radicals which can cause skin ageing!
What are the benefits of drinking peppermint tea?
Peppermint tea is renowned for aiding digestion and so it is perfect after a meal.
Find your perfect cup of tea online from www.teapigs.co.uk
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