Product Type: Teapigs Tea
Newest Review: ... a whirl. The tea 'temples' come in a easy to open cardboard box with a cute picture of a sweet on the pack. The tea bags themselves ... more
Member Name: thefifth
Teapigs Peppermint Infusion
Advantages: Very, very minty
I'm a big fan of teapigs tea. It's pricey - an average 15 tea 'temples' weighs in at around £3.99, but for a luxury tea item they make a really sterling product. I'm not a great fan of peppermint tea, but it is good if you have any sort of digestive problems so I decided to give the teapigs version a whirl.
The tea 'temples' come in a easy to open cardboard box with a cute picture of a sweet on the pack. The tea bags themselves come in a fabric pyramid which is clearly high quality and you can see that they've used whole leaves inside it. To brew the tea, it's recommended that you leave the tea to infuse for 3 minutes to get the full flavour. Don't add milk. The tea itself doesn't give off much of a smell, though you can tell it is minty but, goodness me, when you drink it it's like an infusion of Kendal mint cake it's that minty. Really fresh and spicy and not too sweet. Although I am not a fan of peppermint tea, this one is really, really nice. It goes down easily and the pepperminty taste lingers for quite a while afterwards. If you remember those adverts for extra strong mints where a person blows out chilled air after eating one, that's kind of how a teapigs peppermint tea makes you feel. Extra fresh, on the inside.
I haven't tried it yet, as we haven't had a summer to speak of, but I'm guessing that this would also make an excellent iced tea, perhaps with some fresh mint leaves and a bit of lemon on the side.
Call me a convert.
Summary: Extra fresh minty tea. Worth the price.