Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Teapigs

I'm a big tea-drinker and love how it's getting easier to find more socially-conscious tea. UK-based Teapigs offers organic tea and incorporates an ethical scheme at the Pfunda Tea Estate, Rwanda.

The whole leaf selections are both classic (Earl Grey etc) and adventurous - care for chocolate flake tea (left) or popcorn tea? :)

They also have the funkiest tea accessories - the curvy and award-winning Eva teamaker looks like it's wearing a wetsuit! (I like it in red:)).

P.S. I used to think I couldn't afford organic food all the time, but then I experimented 1 month buying only organic - it lowered my food bill! Go figure!

(Images via Imporient Tea (#1) and Teapigs.)

39 comments:

Signe said...

Got to love tea :)

And luckily the organic food is about as cheap as the rest here in Norway nowadays, and the selection keeps getting better and better!

justine said...

I've been getting my tea from the Tea Palace in London, it's absolutely wonderful - earl grey and lapsang suchong

sohdalex said...

Now I want to go on a tea and tea accessory shopping spree, thanks ;)

And agreed. I love buying all organic.

kirstyb said...

great pics xxxx

K and S said...

when I lived in Hawaii I never liked tea so much but now that I am in Japan I LOVE it :)

Café Bellini said...

That's interesting. I buy a lot of organic food as well. And I LOVE TEA! That's all I ever drink. Ok, ok, apart from the occasional Bellini :-D

Nicole said...

wow, popcorn tea!? have you ever tried matcha green tea? It's a japanese tea with milk... SOO good!

Hey, it's great that buying only organic lowered your food bill! You must share how that happened! What did you buy?!

lisa said...

Loving that zippered tea cozy!
I am going to have to try a month of organic. I was alway under the impression that organic was so much higher in cost.
Love these photos, especially the first one.

Brandi said...

What a gorgeous estate! I so love a good cup of tea. And you lowered your bill with organic? I'm going to have to try that -- I seem to spend WAY too much on food most weeks.

Rowena... said...

I am a coffee drinker first and foremost but I did check the specs for that popcorn tea....“Sugar Puffs in a cup”?...I likes the sound of that already, and the reviews were nothing but popcorn positive!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Mmm tea. You're making me want a cup of green jasmine right now!

Annie said...

I adore teas of all kinds.. excited to check out teapigs. Thanks Jude! Have a wonderful day! p.s. so funny about your bill going down - that's awesome!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Oh I just love tea as well! And how fabulous is that Eva teamaker?!?! I love it!

Hope you have a wonderful wednesday! xoxo

Stacey said...

You already know i love tea. I'm not sure if it has anything to do with the fact that Jamaica was under the British umbrella for a while before gaining independence. We speak the Queen's English and we love tea:-) I also love that Eva teamaker too-the lines are also very sexy:-) Happy Wednesday! xx

Stacey said...

Oh, and i shop organic too! xx

Miss Giny said...

Oh it's funny ! I received my order of teas (for the new machine Special T.) and I just enjoy popcorn tea, I would say it's pretty surprising!
I love tea, I will not stop to drink !

Rosie said...

A very inspiring post, Jude! I so love tea and English Breakfast is my absolute favourite!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

I love tea- thanks for the heads up lady!

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

I don't drink much tea but these look super cool!

Dancing Branflake said...

I'm not really a tea drinker except for herbal teas but I do love the feelings of sipping something that soothes. Sooo cozy!

Cat said...

I adore tea! It is one of the things I actually look forward to in winter (I just can't get into all of the cold and snow!). xo Cat

Oh, My Darling said...

Oh man, talk about unique tea! Also, that's a cool organic food experiment that you did.

Collette Osuna said...

i LOVE chai tea.....I go crazy for it at Starbucks...and now you have me craving some!! hahaha....hope you are having a super great day!


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Style, She Wrote said...

Love those tea accessories! That leather cover is so cool.

Jude said...

Aw, thanks so much for all your sweet comments!

Isa said...

yes to organic!!!

Amber Blue Bird said...

Oh i love a good tea, I tend to stick to green tea though. So shopping organic saved money?? I will have to test this out

Fabíola Beltrão said...

amazing....
xoxo

ag. said...

aah, i love love love tea! and i'm happy it's getting colder...an excuse to drink it more! love those accessories!

Isabel said...

that photo reminds me of the tea fields in korea....i currently dont shop organic mostly because where i live (in south america) there are less options...but i really wish all the meat, eggs & produce i buy could be organic..so much healthier!

Diana Mieczan said...

I so have to get that tea..I am a huge tea fan!!!
I love all stuff organic:)
Kisses,sweetie

Ps: I am hosting a great GIVEAWAY today :) Hope you will join in :)!!!

Lucy said...

You're talking to someone who is so obsessed with tea, I started my own tea company! Now I want to try the popcorn and chocolate flake tea. But I just bought two new boxes of tea earlier today so I should probably wait a bit. Thanks for the recommendation. I'm always looking for new tea to try!

AB HOME Interiors said...

A wetsuit for tea...I l love it!

Punctuation Mark said...

that one is the coolest teapot i've ever seen!!! better than my bodum one that leaks :(

Ashley said...

I am right there with you on the tea. I can't go a day without it. How cool that you saved so much buying organic. I think the same thing in thinking it's expensive. Maybe I'll try it. Rats. I'm the last one. Great post.

Meghan said...

LOVE tea!! Now I am going to go make some :)

Becca said...

Whoa what a scary and beautiful little curvy-teapot-in-a-wetsuit!
I wonder who in the world came up with that?

annette said...

How funny we both posted about tea on the same day! Tea is a true joy in life isn't it.

Bombay Beauty said...

I was in southern India at some tea estates -- loved it -- they are so beautiful, making the entire mountain look like topiary! Have you tried Postcard Tea, off Bond Street in London? A little gem of a shop, and you can always have a little pot and slice of cake while you're there... xo bb

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