It's no secret that I am a self-confessed tea addict, but I've always been a PG Tips kind of girl. Over the past two weeks I've swapped my daily cuppas of PG Tips and replaced them with Teapigs Morning Glory Everyday Brew. After a life-long obsession with PG Tips, have I been converted to Teapigs?
I have to admit, 'Morning Glory' is quite a risqué name for tea, but glorious it certainly is. A black tea, Teapigs use a signature blend of three tasty teas to create their Morning Glory Everyday Brew; a mix of Assam, Ceylon and Rwandan to create a balanced, malty and zesty brew. Using high-quality whole leaf in biodegradable tea temples, which gives the tea space to allow maximum brewing room for a perfect infusion, they're best left to infuse for 3 minutes and finished with a touch of milk. Morning Glory is also dairy and gluten free, as well as suitable for both vegetarians and vegans.
On average I probably drink at least 5 cups of tea a day - on a weekend we're easily talking double that figure a day. I've always been a big tea drinker and I'm a firm believer that tea is the answer to everything. Had a bad day? Stick the kettle on. Feeling stressed and need to wind down? Stick the kettle on. Celebrating a special occasion (like Tattooed Tealady turning 3 today!)? Stick the kettle on. Tea is perfect for any occasion, and I've even been known to order a cuppa in pubs on a night out with friends when everyone else is sloshing down the wine. I just love tea!
When it came to switching from PG Tips to Teapigs, I was a little apprehensive. Don't get me wrong, I adore my higher quality, better made teas, but I tend to opt for those when it comes to everything but everyday brews. When I decided to switch up my daily cuppas and start brewing up some Morning Glory instead, I also had to make sure that my other half knew so that he didn't make me a 'normal' cuppa by mistake. Over the two week period I ended up going through the entire 50 tea temple box that the Teapigs team kindly sent over - as well as another 50 pack I picked up to account for just how much tea I drink on a daily basis, making sure it was only Morning Glory I drank for an entire two weeks. Luckily there's a lovely little bistro cafe in my local town which stocks Teapigs! But am I converted?
After the two weeks of drinking Morning Glory I went back to PG Tips for one day, and instantly I could taste the difference - my life-long favourite tasted weak, cheap and far less flavourful than what my taste buds had been used to when drinking Morning Glory. The taste of Morning Glory is so much lovelier than any everyday brew I've tried; you can really taste the perfectly blended mix of Assam, Ceylon and Rwandan tea leafs which together create a very lovely cuppa. Plus, I have become completely addicted to watching the tea leafs unfurl and brew inside the tea temples as they work their magic to create a tasty cuppa. Next time I need to stock up, I plan on trying the loose leaf blend and putting some of my tea strainers to good use!
You can pick up Morning Glory Everyday Brew in a variety of sizes, either in the biodegradable tea temples or as a loose leaf tea, ranging in price from £1.30 to £9.95 here. Even better? Teapigs have a charity scheme with donations from sales of Morning Glory being made to the Noel Orphanage in Rwanda; 5p is donated from each 15 tea temples pack and 15p from each 50 tea temples pack. Each donation goes towards improving the lives of over 600 children who live in the Rwanda Noel Orphanage. You can find out more, and make a donation with any Teapigs order to the Noel Orphange, here.
There's a huge selection of all things tea over on the Teapigs website, and you can even grab yourself a cheeky 10% off your first order when you sign up to their email newsletter. Head over to www.teapigs.co.uk to find out more.
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