Popcorn tea

Japanese green tea with toasted rice

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£1.30 to £4.49

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Not one we’ve made up, we promise! Back in the day, green tea was rather expensive and too pricey for your average Japanese peasant, so to make it go further they’d mix it with grains of toasted rice. From such humble beginnings has grown a tea that, in today’s Japan, is celebrated in its own right as Genmaicha tea – or, to its friends, Popcorn tea. The British equivalent would probably be something like bubble and squeak, although obviously not recommended for use in teapots.

Louise the tea taster says

how does it taste?

Green tea with a popcorny, almost nutty undertone. “Sugar Puffs in a cup” – truly unique.

good if you're feeling

in need of a treat. As indulgent as a trip to the movies, but without the violence and naughty language, this sweet green tea will lift your spirits.

How we like it

Straight - this interesting flavour is great on its own.



Just cover one tea temple with boiling water and infuse for 3 minutes. Remove temple and top-up glass with iced water. 

Brew Time

  • 1 tea temple per person. Brew for 3 mins, best with water at 80 degrees C. (If you don't have a fancy kettle or thermometer to hand, grabbing the kettle just before it boils will do the trick!)

Whole leaves take longer to brew, but the little wait is definitely worth it

Good to know

Tea Award
  • Boiling Water
    Boiling Water
  • Brew for 3+ minutes
    Brew for 3+ minutes
  • nutritional content per 100ml

    • 3 kcal
    • 0 sugar
    • 0 fat
    • trace carbohydrate
  • Allergens

    Dairy free, gluten free, suitable for vegetarians & vegans

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Popcorn????!.... erg

* - - - - by Emily • 5th October 2015

“Sorry Teapigs, but you missed the spot with this one. It doesn't taste at all like popcorn, and, frankly, it's vile. It smelt like warm cardboard..... didn't taste much better. I will stick with your Rooibos, Silver tips and Matcha, which are all fantastic. Sorry, but 'popcorn' tea is just not 'my cup of tea' .”


* * * * * by Noreen Larry • 26th September 2015

“My favourite tea. There are very few teas I can drink after becoming ill, but I was so glad to discover this. You either love it or hate it, but I love it. my only gripe is that it doesn't come in a larger size. Please Teapigs, listen to those who love this and make it available in the large size.”

Fantastic tea

* * * * * by Amy Johnson • 7th August 2015

“This was the first Teapigs tea I'd ever tried and to this day, it is still my favourite tea ever. There's nothing else like it on the market. Let it brew for a good few minutes and the aftertaste is truly like popcorn, yet is still fresh due to it being green tea. Please do a big size of this tea, Teapigs!!”

Bigger packs please

* * * * * by Kathryn • 27th March 2015

“One of your best teas - how about selling it in bigger packs?”

Not for Me!

* - - - - by Carol • 21st January 2015

“Great fan of TeaPigs tea, drink them all the time, but received this one in the post from you this morning - so disappointed, I find the smell of it off-putting and the "burnt' taste lingers on the back of my toungue for ages - won't be buying this one again, wish I'd bought the tester pack instead of 15 pack.”

Popcorn tea

* * * * * by Hannah • 10th January 2015

“Really nice--and does taste like popcorn, just popcorn without flavourings! Had this in a small packet but I'll be buying a big box next time :-)”

Sounds odd, tastes fab

* * * * * by LucyRuth • 7th January 2015

“I got a sample of this in my recent order and I am completely converted. It does taste just like popcorn (without any sugar/toffee though- it's not at all sweet.) Strangely satisfying, with a lovely flavour of green tea too. Yum.”

Popcorn for sure

* * * * * by Danni • 16th December 2014

“I love this tea and think it does taste like popcorn, just not like popcorn with sugar on it!
Something different, and a nice way to drink green tea”

LOVE IT, but not popcorn.

* * * * - by Sam • 12th October 2014

“I happen to LOVE this tea it takes like rice cakes/puffs. However the title is very misleading it tastes NOTHING like popcorn despite having tiny bits of it in. I like it but I can see how if you picked it up expecting a sweet cinema treat you will be disappointed.”

Loved it !

* * * * * by Diana Patel • 7th June 2014

“I bought this today as my curiosity won me over, (as well as my usual liquorice and peppermint) and I was delighted ! Checked out your website as a result to have a look at your full range...my local Tesco's only stocks some of your range.”


* * * * * by Zi • 22nd May 2014

“It smells of crackers and green tea. Delicious. It tastes exactly like you'd expect it to, like the first sip of fine green tea straight after eating a rice cake.”

Popcorn tea

* - - - - by Emily • 4th May 2014

“Sorry to say I was very disappointed, its probably an acquired taste, didn't taste like popcorn to me at all, and neither smelled nor tasted nice to me. I will stick with my matcha and Rooibos crème caramel tea I think. However, don't let this deter you from trying it, you may love it, it just didn't suit me.”


* * * * * by Ida • 30th October 2013

“I love this tea! It does taste like rice cakes but I love rice cakes... very addictive.”

Really interesting!

* * * * * by Lauren Williams • 7th August 2013

“I really like this tea. I wasn't sure at first but I think I steeped my first batch for too long. The second time I followed recommendations and it was really tasty. I think genmaicha will become a favourite of mine. Wish you sold yours loose!”


* * * * * by Helen Everatt • 30th July 2013

“I love this tea...please sell it in the larger box size! Recommend it to anyone.”

O.K taste bad smell

* * - - - by Deborah McRoth • 30th May 2013

“I couldn't get past the bad smell. Taste was OK but nothing special.”

Takes some getting used to...but Awesome!

* * * * - by Rhodri Hughes • 16th May 2013

“It tastes weird at first but then you start to crave it!
It's so nice!”

wonderfully weird

* * * - - by Melinda • 14th May 2013

“odd really, it is like smelling rice crackers, but i have enjoyed it and takes away the sweet craving i almost constantly have, worth a try but maybe not the favorite of the bunch!”

Not my cup of tea

* - - - - by Emelia Smith • 8th May 2013

“I ordered samples of this tea because it sounded interesting. The smell was quite nice but I didn't enjoy the taste. It left my mouth feeling kind of dry.. I'm sure for others it would be nice. Definitely if you like nutty flavours. It smells exactly like popcorn.”

Thanks but No Thanks

* - - - - by Maria Berry • 24th April 2013

“Got this as a cool freebie in my first order. I loved Louise's description of the tea and brewed up straight away.

Alas, the teabag smells awful without a hint of sweetness (not so much Sugar Puffs as seniors' pee). Undeterred, I pressed on, allowing it to infuse and cool slightly. The taste isn't as offensive as the smell but is more like I accidentally dropped my savoury rice crackers in my cuppa.

I tried two or three mouthfuls to make sure it wasn't going to grow on me, It pains me greatly to admit that I poured it down the sink :(”

very unexpected

* * * * * by Nicola Sterland • 17th April 2013

“I was sent this tea as a taster with my latest order. I wasn't expecting to like it as it seemed like a odd combination but I was pleasantly surprised. It is very easy to drink and I felt surprisingly satisfied after drinking it and didn't feel the need for snacking. Will definitely be buying some in my next order and would recommend anyone try a taster pack, you may be surprised too.”

Popcorn tea

* * * * * by Joyce • 10th April 2013

“I love this tea. The smell and taste is wonderful.”

Nice for occaisional use

* * * - - by Sarah • 26th March 2013

“I wouldn't drink it every day, but I think for occasional use it is quite nice for when you want a very savoury taste.”

Not my cup of tea

* - - - - by Hatz • 7th March 2013

“I received a free sample of popcorn tea when I purchased the matcha tea. I was quite excited to try it out, but as soon as I put it in a mug with hot water, the smell was just too overwhelming. It put me off the tea straight away. I did try a couple of sips, but literally poured it all down the sink after that. From all the other reviews it seems like its a tea that you either love or hate.”


* - - - - by Rosamond Watling • 22nd February 2013

“Sorry Teapigs, I love your tea, just not this one! The smell was vile and the taste reminiscent of a cross between rice cakes and cardboard”

Yummy Tea

* * * * * by trishbashton • 29th January 2013

“Ireceived a free sample of this tea with my first ever teapigs order. Absolutely gorgeous. I ended up going to Olive and Bean in Newcastle to buy a pack. I love it- such a sugarpuffs taste. nice one Teapigs!”

Lovely lovely popcorn tea!

* * * * * by Rhiannon Jaques • 13th January 2013

“I think this may be the 'marmite' of the tea world - love it or hate it! I love it - it's unusual but really yummy and relaxing. Think you need to give this one an open-minded go and you may be a popcorn tea lover too!”

Oh dear....

* - - - - by Amanda • 20th November 2012

“I love Teapigs tea with a passion but this one.... oh my goodness its awful! The smell is revolting, it made me feel sick, and the taste is of nothing much - its ok so long as you hold your nose. I'm really sorry Teapigs - I did try, but never again!”

Not very popcorny

* * * - - by Joanna Joss • 16th November 2012

“I'm not really that keen on this one. It's drinkable but not what I expected at all. It's more like a nut flavour tea than a popcorn one. Not horrible, but just not as good as the rest.”


* * * * * by Hannah Smith • 9th November 2012

“I've just discovered teapigs and ordered a mix and match box. This is delicious, smells like sesame oil and has a delicious nutty flavour. Will definitely be ordering more”

Sorry, Popcorn Tea!

* - - - - by Emma Hardy • 29th October 2012

“I had a complimentary Popcorn Tea tea temple sent to me when I bought some Matcha recently and the only way I can describe the smell, is the same as when you've applied fake tan at night, then that biscuity smell wafts up the bed. Unpleasant. Sorry!”

Uuummmpppphhh :(

* - - - - by Louise Prophet • 17th October 2012

“Sorry teapigs this one isn't for me ... the smell alone put me off ... never got round to drinking it :o(
Ho Hum - that is what the sample packs are for ...”

Odd but good

* * * * - by Claire D'Arcy • 11th October 2012

“This is an odd combination. The smell is very strong - like Sugar Puffs! the taste is less strong but it still has plenty to say for itself - more rice cakes than popcorn but surprisingly good. Makes a nice light after dinner drink. We only bought a sample pack but will be back for more.”


* - - - - by Summer Khan • 4th October 2012

“I'm sorry but this is awful!

It tastes like old popped corn floating in green tea... Very unpleasant.”


* - - - - by Skinny Bouvier Beale • 28th September 2012

“Sorry not for me, am a huge teapigs fan but this one left me feeling a bit sick! Conjured up images of my toddlers soggy rice cakes in a pot. Yuk!”

Surprisingly tasty!

* * * * * by Katie Prior • 26th September 2012

“Like many people on here, I wasn't sure about this one, but it is a pleasant, biscuit-y taste. (no need to dunk your hobnobs in this one!) I like mine with a little sugar :)”

Such a nice tea!

* * * * * by E Hong • 21st September 2012

“The first thing you notice about this tea as it brews in a mug is the wonderful toasty smell!So delicious! When you sip this green tea it doesn't have the bitter aftertaste that you get with some green tea. You must try this if you love tea :)”

Sounds strange but it's great.

* * * * * by Jason • 10th September 2012

“While the prospect of having popcorn tea may make some people turn their noses up, I decided to try it anyway. The only way to describe it is green tea with a slight popcorn after taste, but not the terrible cinema popcorn! It's simply amazing, my second favorite tea, second to peppermint :)”


* * * * * by Smee • 20th August 2012

“I love popcorn tea. I just wish it was sold loose too...”


* * * * - by Ash • 19th August 2012

“I tried this in a cafe and knew I had to order more and let others know about it.”


* - - - - by Viv • 7th August 2012

“Not for me ordered 2 packs to be included in my mix box. Tried one and couldn't drink it. I was so looking forward to tasting it. Ilove my peppermint tea. Still got lots to taste in my mixed box of teas.”

Poptastic mate

* * * * * by Darren Holloway • 30th July 2012

“One of my favourite teapigs teas. The smell and taste are great. I agree with Gus that you have to give it a long brew to get the best out of the flavour, but it's well worth the wait.”

Sugar puffs

* * * * * by Lorna • 24th July 2012

“Popcorn tea is the perfect mixture of tasty tea and sugar puffs. Superb!”

My favourite Teapigs so far

* * * * * by Heather • 8th June 2012

“I'd give this 6 out of 5 if I could. Smells amazingly nutty or popcorny, and tastes just as good. Really different... has replaced my afternoon Earl Grey at work!”

Avoid if you "require"strong flavour"

* - - - - by Gus Murdoch • 8th June 2012

“Whilst I do like a strong & pronounced flavour brew (even amongst fruit teas) & leave the bag in throughout the drinking stage this just fell way short of any line for us.
Both wife & I loved the scent straight out of the box but felt that despite a good 5 minutes to steep & left in throughout there was very little there in terms of flavour.
Ok the scent it gave off was as described, very sugar-puffs overtones but upon tasting wholly disappointing.
Warm water with no flavour for these tasters! ..we won't be trying this again.

My advice: brew well to eke out the flavour, but avoid if your taste buds are less than perfect lest you be disappointed.”


* * * * * by Anna • 19th May 2012

“Absolutley amazing, great suprise when I first tried is. Tea pigs really hooked me on poprocn tea...”


* * * * * by Julie Dean • 18th May 2012

“I am an avid tea drinker; black, white, green and some fruits/herbals. Tea Pigs by far the best. Popcorn is my absolute favourite - really need the boxes of 50 please.”

Green tea convert!

* * * * * by Gail • 3rd May 2012

“I must admit that I bought this out of sheer curiosity as to what it could possibly be like ... I don't normally enjoy green tea at all! This, however, has changed my mind. It's flavoursome enough that it makes a tasty treat, while still being light and fresh even if brewed strong; very satisfying, and quite energising. I've been drinking this strong as an evening pick-me-up while doing uni work, and it's doing the job well!”

Genmaicha ftw!

* * * * * by Nathalie • 1st May 2012

“Been a huge fan of popcorn tea for ages but the teapigs one has fast become one of my favourite brands. Would love to have a 50 pack available please :)”

My Favourite

* * * * * by catherine allan • 26th April 2012

“Ive always had a 'thing' for pop corn, and i am an avid tea drinker, whether it be bog standard tea or green tea or fruit tea. My dad bought me this one year for Christmas mainly as a joke due to my love for both popcorn and tea; and well, the joke is on him as i cant get enough of this stuff! Would definitely recommend this tea for those of you trying to cut out popcorn but still want that kick!”

OK... But not my fave

* * * - - by Jo • 9th April 2012

“This one I thought was OK, there is a definite popcorn/nuttiness to it, but I didnt feel much refreshment in it. Did not dislike it, but there are other teapigs above this one on my fave list.”

Not as imagined

* * * * - by Sarah Evans • 10th February 2012

“Tasted not at all like i had imagined with a name like "Popcorn" but i must say it was enjoyable and doesn't have that bitterness that the usual Green tea has. I will be trying it again soon”

If you don't like green tea try this!

* * * * - by Samantha Warren • 30th January 2012

“I have always hated green tea. To me it smells and tastes like pond water. But I was intregued by this tea so I tried it; and I loved it! The toasted rice flavour came through nicely and now I can happily enjoy the benefits of green tea without holding my nose!”

Not for me

* - - - - by Lizzie Moon • 29th January 2012

“Really tried to like this one based on other reviews raving about it but couldn't bring myself to drink more than a sip. Smelled like popcorn which was slightly off-putting and tasted like very watery popcorn. I suppose you get what it says on the tin but ugh- it was just horrible! I tried it with and without milk and sugar and just could not make it palette-able. Shame as I am a big Teapigs lover!!”

Lovely but...

* * * * * by Geoff • 5th December 2011

“Easily my favourite pig, but would like a 50 pack to be available please :D”

Yummy in my tummy. :)

* * * * * by Kim • 7th November 2011

“Something awfully more-ish about this tea. Great for this dreary british weather.”


* * * * * by Mark Leach • 11th October 2011

“Genmai is one of my favourite green teas and I'm always on the look out for different varieties. This is a fantastic example - warming and mellow and goes brilliantly with food.

Interesting that it's labelled as 'Popcorn tea' - I hope this will help introduce the wonders of genmaicha to people that otherwise wouldn't have stumbled on it.”

Lovely Green Tea with Nice Taste (for once)

* * * * * by • 25th March 2011

“I bought a sample of this green tea and it is rather pleasant to drink. The colour is more yellow than subtle green, and has a nice nut like flavour unlike other green teas, however the leaf in the bag is whole and is in my opinion very good quality. The popcorn is deffinatley a compliment to the tea rather than just a novetly. I would reccommend this highly - would not expect any less from teapigs.”

Grows On You!

* * * * * by • 18th March 2011

“This is my first teapigs order - I ordered the piglets pack! The popcorn tea being one of the ones I was most intregued with, I decided to try it first. The first couple of sips I took I disliked it, but as I drank deeper into the cup the texture and taste changed, subtly. This is a lovely tea, and the smell from the bag as it is brewing is gorgeous - I must admit it made me feel rather hungry!”


* * * - - by • 21st February 2011

“It certainly tastes like green tea with popcorn in it, but I'm not sure if I like that fact or not. The green tea was good, the popcorn taste was ... odd, it did make me want actual popcorn too.

Overall, an odd taste that I might try again, after I've tried some of the other odd teas fist tho.”

Toasty and Light

* * * * * by • 22nd January 2011

“Perfect! Nothing needs to be added or taken away from what is now my favorite non-black tea.”

An Unexpected Treat

* * * * * by • 28th November 2010

“First time I tried "genmaicha" was during a break in my ninjustsu class. The teacher served it in tiny little cups complimented with sugared Japanese rice cakes. It was amazing.

I thought I'd only find it again in an Asian Emporium, but lo and behold, Tea Pigs had it covered!

The green tea is very mild; no bitterness, unless over-brewed. The toasted rice and popcorn pieces add a mellow, nutty flavour to the mix. My mom tells me that adding sugar makes it taste like toffee popcorn? With or without sugar, it's a winner.”

First impressions are not everything

* * * * * by • 27th August 2010

“Your first cup of this little jem will not leave you wanting more but continue drinking and you will start to appriciate the rich, nutty taste of this tea.

Why should I drink it?
>Health nut? Perfect skinny alternative to actual popcorn whilst watching the movies, and it has all the health benifits of green tea
>Sceptic? Just because you dont like "weird" teas dosent mean you wont like this beauty...It has a deep, rich, sweet and nutty flavour. Hey, you only live once so give this a go.

But I dont LIKE Green teas
Dont worry, this dosent taste anything like green tea! If you want to detox but cant stomach green tea then this is perfect because it has all the health benifits of green tea but with a sweet and nutty taste anyone can enjoy.”

Fun & Scrumptious!

* * * * * by • 24th August 2010

“A different, delicious tea. It's sort of like having green tea and rice cakes together, and works brilliantly. There's also the novelty of seeing puffed rice in with the tea leaves, which is fun. I like to let mine infuse for quite a while to truly bring out the rice flavour.”

Great for something different

* * * * * by • 24th April 2010

“I am a big fan of Chai teas, and rarely drink anything else, but I was intrigued by the popcorn tea concept and thought I'd give it a try. It was delicious - not too overpowering, but a distinct nutty flavour. Rich yet light at the same time. Very fragrant, too!”

Popcorn rocks

* * * * * by • 8th March 2010

“It's simple........th best combination green tea av eva tried!!!!!!!! Love it!!!!!!”


* * * * * by • 17th February 2010

“after buying this for a friend and sneakily tasting some of hers, I HAD to go and buy my own - and it was so worth it. Lovely tasting and so heart-warming on depressing trips to the library!

Happy tea-drinking!

ps. and just leave the bag in as you're drinking, even at the bottom of the thermos it doesn't get over-stewed. yum :)”

Yum yum popcorn tea!

* * * * * by • 1st December 2009

“Lovely blend of delicate jasmine tea and popcorn. The jasmine gives it a dry taste which is lifted by the warm, nutty popcorn. A very Japanese tea - perfect for after dinner digestif or anytime during the day. This tea won't blow your head off like some, so if you are in the mood for something comforting and light, give this a try.”


* * * - - by • 31st October 2009

“i bought this because i have a popcorn addiction but it wasnt for me.maybe an aquired taste.love teapigs tho.”

Sorry, this had me gagging

* * * - - by • 19th October 2009

“Just when I thought Teapigs could produce nothing I didn't like along came this little 'gem'. Absolutely 100% not to my taste, in fact the biggest memory it brought back was of cleaning out the chicken shed on a windy day.

To others it may be the bees knees, but I'm donating my remaining tea temples to charity!”

I love popcorn Tea

* * * * * by • 14th October 2009

“This is by far the BEST TEA I HAVE EVER HAD in my life.
Absolutely Sensational.
I am a dr revising for my anaesthetics exams and this is getting me through !!!!
Thanks !!!!!”

Green tea without the clippings...

* * * * * by • 18th August 2009

“I have to say that I had given up on green teas a few years back. I read all the articles to say how good it was for you, so really wanted to like it, but every time I tried some it just tasted like stewed grass clippings, and I simply couldn't face 'getting used' to it. But once again Teapigs have restored my faith in tea.

Popcorn tea is absolutely DELICIOUS!!!

It is light and refreshing and after my first cup I could quite happily drink gallons of it! It has a lovely nutty taste with a delicate green tea undertone. My husband even says it smells like toasted sesame seeds. I'm hooked.
Three cheers for Teapigs...hoorah!!”

Rice and shine

* * * * * by • 3rd August 2009


I've had traditional Japanese rice tea in restaurants before, and have always loved it. And to have it at home...I've stop drinking coffee in the mornings because I crave for popcorn tea when I wake up.

It's refreshing, and the taste of toasted rice with the green tea gives it a unique taste that even my boyfriend, who is generally green tea hater no. 1 can now be seen loitering around the sitting room with a cuppa.

Ever have days when you feel you're not drinking enough liquids? Get your hands on popcorn tea and you needn't to worry again.”

Weirdly tasty!

* * * * * by • 16th July 2009

“Like several other reviewers I am not the most adventurous when it comes to tea - if I'm feeling crazy I might have a cup of ceylon. But having visited my local deli and discovered tea pigs, I am now working my way through the taster tins! I was a bit cautious about the popcorn tea as black tea is my thing really, but it is really tasty, all toasty and nutty, and am seriously thinking about putting in a BIG order. Taste is at first delicate, and then the rice flavour hits, leaving you with that lingering sugar puffs effect...yummy, but also healthy, which is how I like my sustenance!!”

delicious light and refreshing

* * * * * by • 7th May 2009

“This tastes just like the tea I used to drink in Japan. It has a lovely ricey overtone which makes it not as tart as a green tea and I love that you can just keep topping it up with hot water and the subtle flavor is still there. My favourite green tea!”

Love the smell, wish it was a bit sweeter though!

* * * - - by • 10th April 2009

“Once i ordered this i simply could not wait for it to arrive as the reviews i'd read made it seem so good.

I was hoping this would be a lovely popcorn-esque tasting tea but alas, it was not quite as sweet as i hoped it would be (I actually found the taste to be a little bitter but perhaps i let it brew for too long)

Nonetheless though, i give it a three because i think a small amount of honey or sugar and i'll be smiling :)”

Oh dear

* - - - - by • 10th March 2009

“I have to say, I really wanted to like this one, but - yuck! It wasn't for me. I didn't get the nice popcorny taste that everyone else seems to, for me, it smelt of mouldy shredded wheat/cabbage! I thought maybe this was because I had brewed it for too long, but alas, on the second try I still wasn't impressed. Sorry teapigs!”

Love it!

* * * * * by • 6th February 2009

“I had to try this as it sounded so unusual, and I like unusual! I wasn't disappointed either; Sugar Puffs without the sweetness, mixed with popcorn, nuttiness and green tea. Perfect combo, even if it doesn't sound right!!”

Once you Pop, you just can't Stop!

* * * * * by • 26th January 2009

“Green Tea has always been an utter loathing of mine;
But Popcorn Tea was something entirely different. The nutty aftertaste takes you for a trip at the movies, all the way until the smooth, and nicer-than-usual taste of the magnificent 'Green' of the tea. Bravo, Teapigs!”

One cup is never enough!

* * * * * by • 8th January 2009

“Oh my word what a fantastic tea! It really does taste like popcorn with a delicate smooth green tea undertone. Just the way green tea should taste delicate and smooth note bitter and abrupt. I love it!”

Popcorn Tea

* * * * * by • 13th August 2008

“My tea taste has always been rather modest and unexciting, however i was in my local deli and found teapigs the name caught me immediately, i laughed out to my self, earning some strange look of which embarrassingly enough are not uncommon to me

i scuttled my self over to these "Teapigs" which instantly reminded me of an ex-girlfriend who always pestered me with these "fancy teas".

As i was browsing i came across popcorn tea i though i misread it at first on a glance but no some mad tea boffin had claimed the most outrageous tea, i picked it up and wondered over to the counter and purchased my first teapigs and also my first "fancy tea" i scurried home chuckling to my self whilst getting those looks again.

Brewing this tea i was immediately hit by the aroma of popcorn i was quite shocked i tasted it and was like pure unflavored popcorn i was awestruck, i thought it was a bit less sweet than i imagined so i added honey and there it was me hooked on tea,

5 stars,”

Wierd but wonderful

* * * * * by • 24th June 2008

“Very strange! You get the tea then wham you get the "popcorn" flavour - and it so does taste like it says on the tin! (okay then box). Its wierd but strangly wonderful. Great for when you're feeling peckish too - it stops me reaching for a mid-afternoon biccy...

Its not a flavour I could drink cup after cup, but it's great as an alternative when you want something a little more adventurous / different.”

Pop Corn tea - not for me.

* * - - - by • 17th June 2008

“I just wish that this was not green tea as Ibelieve the flavour would have been soo wonderful had it been black.
But that is my personnal preference and as green teas go this is the best one I have had so far and the teapig tea is so much nicer than the supermarket green tea i have had previously so i cannot Knock it to much.

I wondered whether or not to put this comment on here but oh well you can see what i weird mind I have because i'm going to - The beautiful shredded wheat smell made me want to plonk my bag in my face sauna and smell it all day.”

shredded wheat or suger puffs?

* * * * * by • 14th March 2008

“I too love the popcorn tea, it's unusual, but oddly moorish. It does tast like pop corn and like the other reviewer i found it reminded me of something else.....not shredded wheat but suger puffs! Really unusual, and refreshing. I like it alot!”

A savoury treat

* * * * * by • 27th February 2008

“This is the first tea from my order that I tried. It smells amazing; like perfectly popped popcorn and the faintest trace of green tea.

Brewed, it's a wonderfully light, savoury drink. It does taste of popcorn (the plain kind; not the movie theatre kind) but it also reminded me of something I couldn't place. My brother managed to identify it: shredded wheat.

Now, for other gluten-free people out there, rest assured that this is gluten free (I checked; thanks again, Nick!). But if you miss the taste of shredded wheat cereal like me, you have got to try this! I'd recommend it to anyone, really, because it's so unusual to find a tea that feels almost like a snack. It fools your tastebuds and is very refreshing.”

Unique taste - sweet or savory!

* * * * * by • 12th October 2007

“I've never tried tea like this before - not a fan of green tea but these are great! Not so much of a popcorn taste - more like rice crackers or if you add a bit of sugar, it tastes like sugar puffs which is quite nice too! Makes a nice change - I'll buy this one again! :-)”

Rose Whitford

* * * * * by • 12th August 2007

“Tastes just like plain popcorn! If you dont normally like the taste of green tea you must give this a go, its delicious im hooked and it smells wonderful too!”

what a wonderful whiff!

* * * * - by • 31st May 2007

“this tea smelt like the foyer of the best old movie house. Pure popcorn - poptastic! Didn't taste as good as it smelt (although tasted good - it smelt amazing!) was a nice, comforting afternoon tea which felt like wearing your favourite jumper whilst watching the clouds roll by.

Have found lots of these teas stop me wanting to eat sweet things - so great for the diet.”


* * * * * by • 11th April 2007

“I have just been introduced to teapigs tea by my friend and have rushed home to place my order for the popcorn variety! It's a fantastic quality green tea with a comforting twist. My first impression of the name made me think it might be sweet and artificial tasting but I was oh so wrong! Simply yummy and an all natural taste.”

Finally a green tea for me

* * * * * by • 30th March 2007

“I ordered a few different teas from Louise and Nick to find out what was behind some of the fancy names. To be honest, had I noticed that the Popcorn tea was green tea, I would probably not have bought it as I don't like green tea. Or better, I did not like green tea. The combination of green tea with the slightly nutty popcorn taste works fantastically well for me. So much so, that I am annoyed that I only ordered the tasting pack, as I have only 1 temple left :o(”

Strangely addictive

* * * * * by • 23rd February 2007

“When I first tried this tea I wasn't sure if I liked it, but then kept thinking about it and craving the taste. Are you sure it contains nothing stronger than tea?! It has a distinct, almost savoury taste and I would highly recommend trying it as you may just find that you love it!”

Popcorn tea??.....that's just got to be terrible - think I'll try it!!!!

* * * * - by • 24th November 2006

“Well how wrong could I be? The name definately does not do it justice. I was expecting a sweet, maybe even sickly sweet, taste but actually it's very subtle with a lovely mellow under-taste of slightly roasted corn (I know it's rice but I've never tasted roasted rice!!). A good alternative to all those boring supermarket teas.”

strange but true

* * * * * by • 31st October 2006

“Don't know about you but I'm a sucker for something new and so popcorn tea was always going to appeal. But would it taste any good? I wasn't sure, so I got myself a test pack of 3 bags, and the truth is it works brilliantly, I kind of expected not to like it but I loved it. On one level it tastes pretty much as you'd expect, tea and popcorn, but on another level that doesn't do it justice, its much more delicate and refreshing than you'd think. Definitely worth giving it a go.”

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