Teapigs Everyday Brew Tea Review

Teapigs Everyday Brew Tea Review

Today, I am reviewing Teapigs Everyday Brew in their pyramid teabag format. I am always asked what the best “everyday” tea is in the winter months of the year. There’s nothing better than curling up with a big hot mug of tea on a cold day and binging Netflix or reading a good book (I’m currently trudging through War and Peace), so long as the tea is good quality.

So, is Teapigs Everyday Brew any good? That’s what we’re going to find out.

I am a fan of Teapigs, but they’re not perfect. While their new line of kombucha is great, their classic Earl Grey blends are a bit hit and miss. With that in mind, I’m going to be looking closely at the quality and the flavour of this blend.

You can find links below to buy this tea from Teapigs or Amazon. If you use the Amazon link, I may receive a small commission if you make a purchase – it’s at no additional cost to you, and it helps us keep the blog running at Immortal Wordsmith!

Teapigs Everyday Brew at a Glance

Izzy's Rating
  • Blend: Black tea from Assam (India), Sri Lanka, and Rwanda
  • Flavour: Tame black tea with good tannins and a brisk flavour

This is an excellent everyday tea – it’s smooth, refreshing, and very drinkable. It lacks the punch of an English Breakfast blend, however. Good for every day, not great for special days.

15 teapigs everyday brew teabags

Full Review – Everyday Black Tea by Teapigs

Izzy's Rating
  • Type: Tagged biodegradable pyramid sachet
  • Tea: Black tea
  • Origin: Assam India, Sri Lanka, Rwanda
  • Flavour Notes: Classic tannins, tame, mild, smooth, drying
  • Aroma: Bright, tannins, brisk, refreshing, sweet, slightly malty
  • Milk or Lemon: Milk and sugar to taste
  • Where to Buy: Amazon or Teapigs UK Website

This tea is a mild and gentle classic.

Starting with the dry tea leaves, the aroma is bright with tannins that creates a brisk and refreshing scent. It’s a classic and very fresh, which indicates that the flavour is going to be good too.

And I was right! The terracotta tea has a brisk, slightly sweet aroma with notes of malt. The flavour is a classic too. The black tea tannins are mild and pleasant, with a good warmth and body.

It’s quite hard to describe Teapigs Everyday Brew as anything other than “a good cuppa” because it doesn’t really have any distinguishing characteristics. It is wonderful for an everyday, simple cup of tea. You will really enjoy sipping the smooth and slightly drying tea from your mug.

However, other black teas that I’ve tried have much more depth and complexity to them. So while this is a good everyday tea, it is not a particularly amazing tea if you want something special!

If you’d prefer to find a black tea that has more character and depth, take a look at my What-Cha India Assam Mancotta Loose Leaf review.

teapigs everyday black tea with milk

How to Brew Everyday Tea

Brewing Teapigs Everyday Brew is super simple. Add one pyramid bag to your mug, pour over fresh boiling water, and let it steep for a minimum of 3 minutes. You will want to add milk to this brew – use either dairy milk or your favourite alternative. I drink soy milk and it works well with this tea.

This tea is very easy going. I’ve brewed for 4 minutes and 5 minutes in the past, yet it always turns out into a mild and comforting cuppa. So, don’t worry too much about timing your brew exactly.

You can also add sugar to taste, or a sweetener if you prefer. As with all everyday tea blends, like Twinings Everyday, it goes nicely with a plate of biscuits or small snack. It’s close to Christmas as I review this, so I’m sampling a mince pie alongside my cuppa.

Why Teapigs Tea Sachets?

Teapigs are a British tea brand that are expanding globally – you can buy their tea in the US too. A modern tea brand, Teapigs care about ethics and the environment. For their Teapigs Everyday Brew:

  • The black tea leaves are Rainforest Alliance Certified,
  • The leaves are large pieces (though not as good as whole),
  • Teapigs are a Certified B Corp,
  • Their ethical scheme donates to funding education and healthcare for vulnerable young people in Rwanda,
  • Their packaging is entirely plastic-free and biodegradable.
black tea pyramid teabag

Don’t be fooled by the appearance of their packages. The pyramids are made of biodegradable plant starch and the “plastic” pouch and window are also made from wood pulp. You can put all of these items in the food waste bin supplied by your council (in the UK).

Ultimately, I always feel like I’m doing some good when I order from Teapigs. They are compatible with a zero-waste lifestyle, as their packaging can be composted and used in your garden! Add on the ethical elements and Teapigs make a big effort to have a positive impact on the world.

If you couldn’t care less about being an eco-warrior, you should still consider ordering from Teapigs as their tea is delicious regardless.


Overall, this tea is quite delicious and hard to say no to. While it doesn’t have any flavour features that make it stand out from other everyday blends, the eco packaging and ethical elements that Teapigs includes with every box of tea make it unique.

I definitely recommend trying Teapigs if you want to take a step up from Twinings or your usual supermarket teabags. You can find Teapigs on Amazon UK using the button below.

Tea-Ware Recommendation

Earlier this year, we opened a tea-ware shop here at Immortal Wordsmith! Shipping to the UK for free, I highly recommend checking out our Lucky Cat Solo Tea Brewers if you want a unique item that will help you brew loose leaf tea (Teapigs do sell this blend in loose leaf format).

Isobel Moore

Isobel Moore is a quiet, quirky and creative “human bean” whose favourite pastime is curling up with a cuppa and a good book.

Over the past 5 years, her tea reviews at Immortal Wordsmith have helped thousands of readers choose vibrant tea blends and single origin selections from fine, organic, and responsible tea companies.

As a professional content writer with a qualification in digital marketing, Isobel has worked with market-leading tea brands around the globe to develop their content marketing campaigns and gain exposure. Her professional portfolio can be found on Upwork.

Besides a deep-rooted passion for tea, Isobel writes on topics ranging from food and travel to wellness and literature.

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