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5 Mins With… Louise from Teapigs
Monday, March 4th, 2013

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

Find your local Teapigs stockist HERE.

Teapigs is available to try  in the Beauty From Within Collections Box

Refresh & Recover Competition: WIN £100 Ayurveda Pura Spa voucher and more…
Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Refresh & RecoverWe have a whole host of prizes to giveaway to help get you on your way to a detoxifying January. To enter, simply order a Refresh & Recover Box and you’ll automatically be entered into a prize draw to win one of the following:

* A first prize of £100 Ayurveda Pura spa voucher to spend on treatments or products at London’s premier Ayurveda Spa;

* Six runner up prizes of a Teapigs Matcha Modern Kit, worth over £35;

* Five runner up prizes of a Refresh & Recover goody bag, worth over £30

General Giveaway Terms & Conditions

1. All prizes are as stated, with no cash alternative offered.
2. By entering, you agree to be contacted by
3. Unless otherwise stated, all giveaways are open to readers in the UK only.
4. Entries will only be counted once a Refresh & Recover Box is purchased; you will be entered for every box purchased, with a maximum of 3 entries per person.
5. The winner is responsible for making their own travel arrangements and treatment bookings at Ayurveda Spa, London. If the winner is unable to visit the spa, the vouchers can be used on the purchase of products online.
6. Winners have 7 days to claim their prize, otherwise a new winner will be chosen.
7. The competition closes at midnight on February 5th 2012. Any boxes purchased after this time will not be included.

See what had to say about us…
Tuesday, January 10th, 2012
First impression: A pretty pink box that houses six sample size products that are perfect for the detox season including a Tea Pigs Tummy Tonic tea and Monu Recovery Balm.

Pros: Boxes include a great selection of samples from a good range of new and well-known brands. The themed boxes start at £4.95. There are six themed boxes per year (every other month), as well as monthly boxes of three samples for £1 paid via text message (which is tailored to suit you from the information you give during the sign-up process).

Cons: The packaging is not as luxe as some of the other boxes out there, but it is the best value and would you want to pay more for a cardboard box you’ll inevitably bin anyway?

Verdict: Well priced and a good way to try new products that would be an expensive gamble to buy without trying. Plus, you can see exactly what’s in the £4.95 themed box before you pay, so if you don’t like the look of it you don’t need to buy.

NEW! The Refresh & Recover Box
Thursday, January 5th, 2012

The Refresh & Recover Box

It’s official – January sucks. We’re broke, we’re missing Christmas and we’re finding our skinny jeans are practically cutting off the circulation. For me, anything that can help my skin, mind and body get back to what it was early December can only be a good thing! The NEW Refresh & Recover Box (£6.95) has been created for just that – with Cosmetofruit, teapigs and ActiMint sorting out your inside, Lavera, Figs&Rouge and Monu will fix your outside.

PLUS, you can add two extra samples from our selection to your box – think of it as a pick’n’mix without the calories.

And to celebrate the launch of our first ever Refresh&Recover Box, we’re renaming January to the Refresh&Recover month. Look out for competitions, offers and features on the best products to get you back to you plus insider tips, Q&A’s and more on the blog throught the whole of the month.

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