Leaf Type: Black Tea and Green Jasmine
Taste: Strong and smooth
Drink: Light without milk or stronger with milk
Brew: 3-5 minutes according to taste
When to drink: Lazy afternoons
Afternoon Tea is a Whittard classic and one of the Company's original blends. It is the tea to drink for that quintessentially English ritual, afternoon tea.
To make this Afternoon Tea, a delightfully aromatic black leaf tea from China is blended with a traditional jasmine green tea. Bergamot flavour is then added to give it its gentle perfumed flavour. Gold winner of The Great Taste Awards in 2012, the judges described it as having "Good quality leaves delivering rich, warm eucalyptus notes."
Whittard's Afternoon Tea is just what it says - the perfect tea for the afternoon. Serve it with dainty sandwiches and cakes to recreate that great British tradition, or simply on its own or with biscuits to enjoy along with a chat with friends. It is great drunk without milk, although you can brew a little stronger and add milk if you wish.
Afternoon Loose Tea
Item Code: 302273 / Net weight: 100g / 3.53oz
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89% Black Tea, 10% Green Tea, 1% Bergamot flavouring
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Brew a Perfect Cup
Ideally warm the pot first with a splash of hot water. Use one teaspoon (around 2g) per cup and always use freshly drawn and boiled water. Allow to brew for 3-5 minutes according to taste. Can be drunk with or without milk.
Picked some of this up out of curiosity (I love jasmine green tea, so the idea of including that in a black tea blend intregued me) at the end of a brief but busy afternoon in town. Got home and we brewed up a pot... no sugar or milk required (and I'm usually 2 sugars and enough milk to make the tea opaque...). Very uplifting, I think I have a new firm favorite!
I love Morrocan mint tea (other brand) and fruit tea (also Whittard's, but not sure which one), but I never love black tea until I tried Whittard's Afternoon blend last year. My cousin bought a few tiny tins and gave one to all our family members. I received Breakfast tea. My aunt receive the Afternoon blend. One day I went to visit her, and she made me this tea. I declined at first but she was raving about the deliciousness of the tea, so I got curious and tried a sip. It was smooth, it was refreshing, it was decadent, it was tantalizing! It was the perfect tea! I finished a cup and asked for second.
Now, if only Whittard's of Chelsea is available in Malaysia....
Strolling by mere chance into one of the stores during a trip to England, I tried to give it a try. I never regretted it. A lovely blend especially in winter with some gingerbread. Tastes great just by itself, too. A tea that keeps you happy.
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