This tea gets top points for the cuteness factor. Pink pig sprinkles? Check. Delightfully punny name? Check. Delicious, unexpected, cookie-tasting tea? Check. This tea made me smile without even opening the bag, and I just had to break out my adorable sky blue teapot to brew up this blend.
Even in the dry leaf, you can smell the fig flavor, immediately reminding me of Fig Newton cookies. Cookies and tea are an age-old couple, and cookie-inspired tea flavors are understandably popular. Most of those tend to be shortbread, or cinnamon, or gingerbread, so a fig-cookie tea is a nice take on an under-used flavor.
This tea brews up as fragrant and sweet as it smells, the fig taste holds its own against the hearty black tea base. Drinking this tea warm helps feed the baked-good charm of the flavors, like sweet cinnamon raisin bread or raisins in brown sugar oatmeal cookies. Figs, dates, and raisins are all naturally sweet and starchy, so this tea has a dessert-feel even without sweetener or milk. I’m not always a fan of overly-sugary teas, but the natural, fruit-sweetness of the fig in this blend really captivated me. This blend was an unexpected favorite, and I will be bookmarking it for future orders.
Assuming the namesake of this tea– Miss Piggy– you should definitely brew this blend in your most stylish cup, and drink this tea with a load of confidence and sass, enjoying every drop of sweet indulgence. Hmph!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Flavored Black Tea
Where to Buy: Tea & Tins
Loose leaf black tea, nicknamed Miss Figgy! Ingredients: black tea, fig taste with dried figs and pink pig sprinkles.
So, I have to say this first: the piggy sprinkles are DEATH-DEFYINGLY cute! (I think that’s a thing?) Also, I appreciate the fact that this is an extra-punny tea: not only is the name a pun, but the tea itself is both figgy AND filled with sugar-based figgy piglets. (Yes, the sprinkles do absorb fig flavor over time. I checked.)
Although you can smell the sweet flavor of figs through the packet, it gets even better while steeping. After steeping, the tea is a nice hazy cedarish amber color. The overall taste is a bit less figgy than I expected from the smell, though the flavor does build up towards the end of each sip. This tea is sweet enough to not need sugar, although it’s good with sugar too! And it’s quite smooth, with no more than a teeny hint of astringency.
Here’s the scoop!
Where to Buy: Teas and Tins
Loose leaf black tea, nicknamed Miss figgy!
Ingredients: black tea, fig taste with dried figs and pink pig sprinkles.