The time has come...
Back in April, we announced our most exciting competition yet - the chance for you, the lovers of teapigs, to create your own blend to help celebrate our 15th birthday!
We knew this would be a popular idea but, boy, did you lot deliver! Over a THOUSAND entries later, co-founder and tea taster Louise poured over each & every one of your entries (with the help of a few luck teapig volunteers).
Now, we're excited to announce the 5 blend suggestions shortlisted:
black tea with mango, orange blossom & vanilla | submitted by Alyson M.
Inspired by: "My day doesn’t start without a cup of tea. I love drinking teas black, with no added milk or sugars. I believe a sign of a great tea is that it can stand alone. My favorite teas have a black tea base without being overpowered by fruit flavors like berry teas tend to be. I find citrus flavors always pair the best! Add a little vanilla and the tea is both bright and warm at the same time!"
chamomile with blueberry, echinacea, lemon balm, liquorice root & marigold petals | submitted by Gemma F.
Inspired by: "A midnight muffin - bedtime tea with snacks"
rooibos with coconut, lemon, lemon balm, vanilla & blue cornflowers | submitted by Michelle J.
Inspired by: "I have recently been making homemade beauty products and this combination of ingredients came together to smell just like coconut lemon drizzle cake! I thought a tea using these flavours would be comforting and warm on an autumn/winters day, but light and zingy on a spring/summers day! I also love rooibos tea for it's earthy flavour and it’s many health benefits, as well as it being naturally free from caffeine - which means I can have as many cups as I like!"
white tea with apple, ginger & pomegranate | submitted by Camille R.
Inspired by: "Something fruity, but I wanted something that wouldn’t be too sweet or heavy."
black tea with apple, caramel pieces, cinnamon, vanilla & almond extract | submitted by Rachel M.
Inspired by: "Sweet coffee shop style breakfast pancakes"
This is where you come back in! Pop over to our competition page and vote for your favourite. The winning tea will then be blended & packaged up, ready for sale on the teapigs site in the autumn, just in time for our birthday celebrations - but be quick! Voting closes Sunday June 20th.
All shortlisters have now been contacted.