I remember when I first discovered the ingenious Teapigs tea temples containing tea so fresh and flavoursome that they would serve me well for a few refills. I always have a couple of blends on the go in my rather-full tea cupboard. Every so often I treat myself to a new blend so when I popped into the tiny but lovely Maison d’Etre cafe the other day, I was pleased to see that they had an extensive range of Teapigs and there were quite a few I’d not tried before. I’ve been drinking Chinese tea recently so the silver tips white tea instantly appealed.I’ve had white tea before and while it was pleasant it didn’t really create many lasting memories. However my first sip of the silver tips definitely made an impression. Careful not to leave the tea infuse for too long, I enjoyed leisurely sipping the delicately-flavoured tea which had a clean and slightly sweet aftertaste.My tea experience stayed with me so much that when I spotted silver tips in a shop a few days later I snapped up a box. I’ve been trying to savour the tea because it’s not particularly cheap but it’s so delicious (even my boyfriend whose favourite tea is of the builder variety is hooked!) that I keep wanting more. Although the tea is technically in a bag, the leaves are so large and loose I think that it’s kind of like drinking loose leaf tea but without the mess. I’m almost half-way through my pack so I guess that means it’s going to become one of my tea cupboard staples!