For those who don’t like tea…

You’ll be glad to know I have found one I don’t like either. It has to be a thumbs down for the teapigs‘ exotically-named tung ting oolong tea which is billed as being “between green and black”. I should have known from that, really. Am not keen on black tea generally and green tea without flavourings tastes of compost. So needless to say it was a mega UGH at the first mouthful.

However, waste not, want not is my mantra (my mother was a war baby) and I can happily report it was perfectly salvageable by the addition of a super fruit on which Morgen has written a veritable essay right here.

Anyway, it seems most of you DO like tea – have had lots of hits since I started carrying on about it – but in case you also like marketing your books, today is the day that the podcast came out that I recorded with lovely  Sue Cook recently. You can hear How to Market Your Book – words of wisdom from Alison Baverstock, Catherine Ryan Howard and me (twittering on in an alarming manner), here.

And back to those who like the dried-leaf beverage – may I offer you Pat Wood‘s verdict on the peppermint selection…

“Had to try the Liquorice and Peppermint first: they sounded dead odd and I’m not sure I would have volunteered to buy any. But the tea was lovely. A huge surprise. Not especially liquorice-y or minty, just a warming comforting yumminess. Great winter’s day tea. Mmm. 🙂 I will be looking out for these so I can buy them. Really good. And the little ‘tea temple’ made a second cup!

The ‘Tummy Tonic’ peppermint leaves made another great cuppa. Not overly peppermint, just enough to be tasty.  I drink a lot of mint teas and this one compared very well in flavour with my usual brands.  Thumbs up again.

The third tea temple was Green tea with Peppermint. I’m familiar with  the Tea Pigs Green Tea and do drink that occasionally, but never had this particular one, so that was interesting. Nice minty flavour without being over the top, plus that always welcome caffeine hit.  I don’t like my green tea very strong,  so didn’t leave it as long as they advise. Floated the bag and out again quite quickly,  so I could not only get a second cup, but it didn’t have that bitter after-taste you sometimes get with green tea.

Thank you for sending them and for letting me participate in the tasting.”

Thanks Pat!  Think we may have had enough tea for now (am still up for Champagne and Chocolate tasting – bring it on) but never say never cos I still have popcorn, rooibos and chilli flavours sitting here…

PS I almost forgot – as a special for you, my blog followers, there is a DISCOUNT no less.

Go to www.teapigs.co.uk and enter code BLOGGERS12 and you will get 15% off your order (excluding gifts and cheeky deals as these have  already been discounted).

Finally – don’t forget that anyone making a comment here will be entered into a draw to win a teapigs mug and pigs set. We’ll do the draw on Thursday at 4pm (or thereabouts) and announce the winner here shortly after.

Until then x

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8 responses to “For those who don’t like tea…

  1. Wow, thank you for that. Didn’t realise you were going to quote all that – and a great link to my blog too. Should also thank you as it also gave me the idea for my blog this morning. TeaPigs all round today!!
    Great to hear about the discount – Yay – I can order my first batch of liquorice and mint from there! 🙂

  2. Jane, have you tried their Rooibos creme caramel? It’s v nice. (So is the winter Rooibos with orange and cinnamon.) I also like their chai tea, and the chocolate flake one (well – how can an M&B author resist tea that’s billed as the perfect combo, like M&B?). But my fave tea of all time is still Fortnum and Mason’s Countess Grey 🙂

    • Funnily enough Kate am trying it right now. Nice flavour but missing the caffeine kick. Perhaps should finish my glass of rioja instead… 🙂
      Bit afraid of chai – doesn’t it have milk in it? (cannot abide milk…. 😦 )

  3. Came over from Pat Wood’s blog. As a confirmed tea drinker (I’m English so I drink tea) I am always on the look out for other flavours. I don’t particularly like the fruit teas but over the years I have discovered some really great teas.

  4. HI Judith – nice to hear from you and you are now entered into the draw for the teapigs prize. Draw tomorrow at 4pm – tell your friends…..

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