Posted Yesterday by James
After leaving work on Friday a little early I took my rucksack and headed for the Lake District stopping off in Milton Keynes and Leamington Spa to pick up some mates. Thankfully Mother Nature was on our side, the forecast was for strong winds but mainly dry.
Having done Snowdon and Ben Nevis a few months prior, Scafell the smallest of the three seemed an easy stroll…we were wrong. As soon as we got above 700m into the cloud cover the snow below our feet became half a meter thick. A few hundred yards from the top the snow turned to ice and we could no longer continue without better equipment……GUTTED!
So we headed for some cover from the wind and made some tea (much to the jealousy of other Scafell hopefuls that day). Do you like a spoonful of sugar with your tea? Well as it turns out boiling mountain snow made our tea strangely sweeter. Even though I don’t take sugar it was still delicious and a big moral boost. It couldn’t have got more British! Teapigs tea, pork pies, scotch eggs, cheese and pickle sandwiches on top of a snowy mountain. (by the way, waterproof trousers + your bottom + a snowy mountain side = simple toboggan, the quickest way down a mountain!!)
Posted 6th March 2014 by Becky
We have teamed up with Neom Organics and some other lovely brands to give you the chance to win an Exclusive Happiness prize bundle, worth over £1500!
Neom offer a lovely range of organic home fragrance and body care products which are all scented with pure essential oils that actually work with your mood to make you feel relaxed, happy de stressed or rejuvenated. Sounds good to us!
We think that with the right cup of tea and time to pamper yourself can really make any day a happy one. We asked the team at Neom, what makes you happy?
Nicola Elliot, Neom Co-Founder
"My weekends have to be about complete relaxation. As a busy working mum of 2 young children, nothing makes me happier than dedicating my weekend to quality time with my family. I love tea but I would say a mug of peppermint helps me through a busy day!"
Kate in Marketing
“Time with all my family makes me really happy and spending time with my gorgeous nieces and nephews. Accompanying with a Real Luxury candle and a cup of peppermint tea makes it extra special!”
Nicki in PR
“Long Saturday lunches catching up with friends makes me super happy. A hot mug of classic builders brew and Neom’s Happiness candle is the perfect way to end the day!”
Nicola, Sales Manager
"Acts of kindness make me happy; a friend offered to have my son for a play day in half term, as my thank you I sent a gift wrapped Express Treatment Collection from Neom! My fave tea has to be liquorice & mint."
Amy, Sales & Customer Coordinator
"On a weekend, happiness is a long walk with the dog, followed by a cosy night in with a Tranquillity candle and a large mug of Peppermint tea."
For your chance to win Neom’s Happiness Bundle (which includes Neom's Happiness scent, a sparkling blend of white neroli, mimosa & lemon and a selection of teapigs goodies) head over here to enter: http://bit.ly/1gCkKUQ
Neom are also offering all teapigs customers a FREE Happiness Collection worth over £35 on orders over £50 this month! Use code: TEAPIGS at the checkout.
*T&Cs: You must sign up for a free account at www.neomorganics.com and be logged in to use the code. Code must be entered into the basket page. Code applies to full price items only. Postage not discounted. Cannot be exchanged for cash value. Cannot be used in conjunction with other offers.
Posted 5th March 2014 by Laura
As part of our ten things we love about where we grew up blog posts, I thought I would take a different approach and talk about where I live now! Ten things I love about Clapham :)
1. Infernos nightclub…Clapham’s most iconic attraction! The red carpet, peeling walls and 70s disco music never fails to liven up a Saturday night.
2. The Picturehouse cinema. Armchairs, nibbles & a bottle of wine – what better way to watch a film.
3. Joggers. You’ll never be alone jogging in Clapham…there seems to be a stream of them 24/7.
4. The Malia Strip….step out on to the High Street after 7pm on a weekend and it feels like you’re there.
5. The Loft. Has to be Clapham’s best bar.
6. Brixton is just down the road for the times when you’re feeling a bit more daring and want venture out of Clapham’s confines.
7. Saturday Farmers’ Market. Lots of yummy treats.
8. The Common. Perfect for sunbathing, Pimms & picnicking on those lazy summer days.
9. McDonalds open till 3am and a certain famous chicken shop is open even later.
10. The Northern Line. Gets you pretty much anywhere in London – just don’t bother trying before 10am on a weekday.
Posted 5th March 2014 by Hayley
If you ever think that the English don’t really have much of a cultural ‘way’ about things, but think that our European counterparts do, then I highly recommend a visit to the Tony Ray-Jones photography exhibition running at the Science Museum - on for just 2 more weeks! The photos aim to encapsulate everything there is about being English – our quirks and eccentricities, and the photos are from a feature that ran regularly in The Times between 1966-68.
So, in essence, what exactly did I learn about what it is to be English? Turns out, one thing that we seem to love is tea! Lots of great pictures of people enjoying their cuppa whatever the weather and wherever they are. The seaside frequently came up too; we love to spend time by a beach, come rain or shine. But the beauty in a lot of the photos was simply the groups of people, in an array of places enjoying their free time and taking their interests quite seriously – whether that’s sitting down in a café, attending a church service or entering a beauty competition! Check it out :)
Posted 4th March 2014 by Rhiannon (teapigs brand ambassador)
teapigs source only the finest quality tea leaves from Japan and have labeled it the superhero of teas and we couldn’t agree more!
1 serving is equivalent to 15 cups of normal green tea, boosts the metabolism, is extremely high in antioxidants and can raise your energy levels. WOW.
Therefore we decide to include this little hero in our own tasty energy bars :)
Matcha Energy Bars
• Desiccated Coconut 50g
• teapigs Matcha – 2 servings matcha
• Dates – 10 small ground down
• Ground Almonds/flour 50g
• Egg white x 2
• 1 tbs honey
1) Pre heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
2) Add the ground almonds and coconut to the bowl
3) Mix the dates into the bowl with your fingers, blending dates with the mixture
4) Add the matcha and mix until bright green
5) Add the honey and mix thoroughly
6) Add the 2 egg whites
7) Place in the oven for 10 minutes