How Do You Feel About Fig Newtons? #MissFiggy #TeaandTins

Do you like Fig Newtons?

The answer to that question will determine whether you will like this tea. It’s like a Buzzfeed quiz, but with just one question.

Because this tea is Fig Newtons in liquid form. 100%. The tea even has notes that I *swear* taste like the graham cracker.

Growing up, my dad loved Fig Newtons to the point where it was a family joke. They were pretty good, I guess, but I couldn’t understand how they’d be a thing a person would SNEAK when no one was looking. Or a treat that somehow trumped cookies.

In addition to thinking they were A DELISH DISH, my dad was also convinced they were hella-healthy. Which my mom would constantly tell him they were NOT. They were sugar and carbs. If he wanted to be healthy, he could eat an actual fruit. He was like “FIGS. COME. FROM. TREES! … NATURE!”

This tea hits the spot — without the health debate regarding processed food and empty calories.

Now that I’m an adult, I was kind of excited to hop aboard the Budin Family Nostalgia Express. We’re listening to 90s music for Throwback Thursday in our office, which is what I grew up with, and I’m drinking my dad’s favorite snack.

It’s a pretty ideal situation.

Next time I see Dad, I’m going to drink some with him.

Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  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.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Pig Sprinkles. . . Need we say more?? Miss Figgy from Tea and Tins

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.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!