in the beginning…

Nick and Louise started teapigs in November 2006 with one mission – to get the nation drinking real tea again. They met whilst working for a really big tea company, where they learned all about tea and drank lots of it. And the more they learned, and the more they drank, the more they came to realise something: that there's a whole world of quality teas out there that simply weren’t getting the attention they deserve.

 

Back then, things looked a little different. Facebook didn’t exist, #tags weren’t a thing, people still used paper maps, great things were happening in coffee and not-so-great things were happening in tea. Even though we are a nation of tea drinkers, quality tea was hard to come by unless you went somewhere fancy. We wanted to change all that make great quality tea accessible… and a bit more fun! And so teapigs was born.

Nick describes himself as a tea evangelist (although much nicer than those shouty ones on American TV). Louise, an experienced tea taster who has travelled the world tasting teas, is a self-confessed tea addict (not seeking rehab).

our beliefs (every business needs them!)

We know that doing small things better can make a big difference. That first cuppa in the morning? Game changer!

 

That’s why we make a big thing about real, quality tea, sourced sustainably, in packaging that’s better for the environment. We give back to the communities that bring us our tea. We do our best to take care of the people that make it all happen. And try not to take ourselves too seriously along the way. No airs. No graces. Just fine tea.

We’ll only sell tea of the best quality. BIG quality, whole leaves for BIG flavour. 100% natural. No artificial flavourings.

We source from sustainable estates and we were the 1st tea company to be certified Plastic-Free.

We give back to the communities that bring us our tea and have our own ethical scheme that gives back to vulnerable young people in Gisenyi, Rwanda (where 2 of our favourite teas are produced!)

our tea

We make a big thing using quality, real tea. By real tea, we mean BIG, whole tea leaves, whole herbs, whole berries, whole spices, whole flowers ...you get the picture. It's all about the flavour. The tea in regular tea bags has been squashed, chopped and manhandled so, by the time it reaches your cup, almost all the flavour is lost. We don't think that's very nice.

 

We select top quality ingredients and keep them big and whole for BIG flavour... simple!

our tea temple

We think the teabag was an inspired idea – one of the greatest inventions before (and since) sliced bread. But you can’t fit whole leaf tea in regular paper teabags. And not everyone has the time to make loose tea the ‘proper' way, what with all the pot warming, deciding who will be mother etc.

 

And so the tea temple was born – a roomy, biodegradable mesh bag, which offers all the space whole leaves need to release their big, bold, beautiful flavour. Loose tea – without the fuss! (although we do have loose tea as well, if you like a bit of fuss).

teapigs today

You’ll find teapigs in lovely cafes and delis, food halls and grocers, hotels and restaurants up and down the country… and in over 40 countries too! We have an office in Brentford, (kinda) West London and an office in Brooklyn, New York too. Our teas have won over 140 Great Taste Awards, we’ve been voted best brand 4 times by independent retails and we have a team of over 30 brilliant teapigs.

 

We still love to see photos of our tea out and about, so if you spot us, please do share @teapigs #teapigs.

the US team

Matthew

Tea Eagle

General Manager

Carly

Tea Otter

Eastern Sales Manager

Michelle

Tea Style

Western Sales Manager

Gabriella

Tea Spoke

Eastern Sales Associate

Katya

Namas-tea

Sales Assistant

the UK team

Nicole

Tea Fanatic

Finance Manager

Reggie

Tea-rex

Packer

Sofia

Tea Ambassador

Commercial Director

Tori

Tea Genie

Account Manager - Export

Sharon

Tea Counter

Head of Finance

Reece

Tea Geek

Channel Manager - E-commerce

Rachel H

Tea Pea

Channel Manager - Out of Home

Sarah

Tea Droid

Social Media Manager

Natalie

Tea Hee

Business Development Manager

Charlotte L

Tea Light

Account Manager - Out of Home

Charlotte H

Tea Fairy

Events & PR Manager

Rachel G

Tea Party

E-commerce Manager

Emma P

Tea Bird

Channel Manager - Export

Lauren

Tea Nut

Key Account Manager - Catering

Andy

Tea-mon & Pumbaa 

Trade Events & Training Manager 

Suzie

Tea Total

Channel Manager - Grocery

Fran

Tea-riffic

Key Account Manager - Wholesale

Leonie

Tea Tidy

Consumer Events Manager

Louby

Tea-nie

Account Manager

Thomas

Tea-shirt

Account Manager

Matt

Tea Service

Supply Chain Manager

Emma C

Tea Potter

E-commerce Assistant

Jasmin

Tea-yoncé

Junior Account Manager

Beth

Tea-kka Masala

Finance Assistant

Sophie

Tea n' Toast

Senior Packer

Hazel

Tea-nage Mutant Ninja Turtle

Sales Administrator

Natasha

Tea Cat

Marketing Assistant

Ruby

Tea-na Turner

Trade Sales Executive

Kitty

Tea n' Milk

Account Manager 

Milly

Tea Pac

Brand Ambassador

Jon

Tea Pun

E-commerce Assistant

Ivan

Packer

Kadeem

Tea-800

Packer

Yvonne

Tea-accounts

Finance Manager