Recently I was invited to have a complementary shopping spree in Tiger‘s Cardiff city centre store. I was handed a basket and given free reign of the shop. In Tiger this is quite an overwhelming prospect as there is so much to choose from and you can get a lot for your money.
Obviously I was drawn to anything tea related but with so much tea stuff items in store I was still somewhat overcome. Their tea related items range from teaware (such as teapots, tea infusers, mugs, sugar bowls, milk jugs), loose leaf tea, biscuits to enjoy with tea, sand timers & egg timers which can be used to measure brewing time, tea trays and ready to drink ice tea. I picked up a large amount of tea items and my full basket only totalled £35!
All of the items in this photo came from Tiger. This photo was taken whilst I was brewing some of their loose leaf chai.
Due to being so overcome during my shopping spree I didn’t actually pick up a cup but they do have some nice glasses and mugs which can be used for tea. I found the chai to be quite subtle which I found enjoyable. I brewed it for 3 minutes (which is a shorter time than recommended) at 95c.
My star items from the spree were two milk jugs I picked up specifically to make the Malaysian tea teh tarik. To make teh tarik you have to pour the liquid (black tea prepared on the hob with added condensed milk) between metal containers a number of times at a height. Teh tarik means pulled tea and this pouring technique is where it gets its name from. Pouring the tea between the jugs causes it become aerated which has a big affect on the taste. When I saw these metal milk jugs in store I was so excited. Their size and long handles make them much easier to use in comparison with traditional milk pans. My teh tarik technique is now so much better meaning my teh tarik tastes a lot more like it’s supposed to.
Tiger is one of my favourite shops and I always find myself popping in when I’m in town. As they get between 30-50 new products in per month, and products are only in store for around 3 months (unless they sell out first), you will always find something new in Tiger. The teapot which is new in for September is beautiful & a bargain at £5 and I am currently obsessed with their novelty socks.