Our pick of Nigiro
We’ve recently welcomed the Nigiro tea brand to our new and shiny pantry collection on Yuppiechef. Here’s the down-low on our pick of Nigiro teas and tools and what makes up a winning tea tasting essentials kit.
Our selection of Nigiro teas offers a great variety of blends, flavours and infusions. If your tea practice consists of dunking and squishing a tea bag, the first step on a tea appreciation journey is to try a tea that is similar to what you currently drink. So if you’ve got a penchant for rooibos, ease into one of the rooibos blends. Fancy earl grey? Why not ponder over a pot of the earl grey with blue cornflowers blend? See the full tea selection.
Teapots were almost completely done away with when teabags and kettles arrived on the scene but to truly immerse yourself in the culture of tea, first a teapot must be appreciated. These completely transparent, handmade Nigiro tea pots, all complete with their own infusers, provide a peek into the preparation of tea. Swirling leaves and deepening colours calm the mind and soothe the spirit. Infusers can be removed and re-immersed for varying strength teas for the table. Which one floats your tea boat?
The teapot warmer
Did you know that your second cup of tea accentuates different notes in the infusion to your first? But nobody likes a cold cuppa. Enter the teapot warmer. Once you’ve poured in the optimum temperature water, the little tea light keeps the pot at a consistent heat until you and your friends have cherished the flavours through all their different stages. The handy trivet prevents watermarks when serving warm or, in fact, iced. Say toodles to tepid tea.
Here’s the little guy that ensures your tea steeps for the recommended brewing time. And time is what serious tea appreciation is all about. Here’s the clincher. This timer makes no alarming buzzing or pinging sounds, so you can’t set it about its business and faff with minor errands. Simply flip the hour glass, and sit and watch. Tea transforms you, if you let it, just give it time.
The cup and saucer
Finally, it all comes down to the tea cup. The Nigiro tea cup, transparent like it’s teapot family, allows you to take in all the varying tints within the cross section of blends and infusion without the cup competing for attention. It also cradles nicely in your hand, bringing instant, warm hued comfort. With Nigiro, it really is all about the tea.