Origin: Blended Leaf Type: Black Tea Taste: Strong and Smooth Drink: With or Without Milk Brew: 3-5 minutes according to taste with water off the boil When to drink: Throughout the day
1886 was an era of innovation in London when Mr. Whittard opened his original shop. The first electric lights glowed in windows; the Underground was still being built and ran on steam. Inspired by the changes around him, Mr. Whittard invented this strong but smooth tea. He blended Assam, a new malty tea from India, with aromatic Keemun to produce a taste of the times.
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.
This is my favorite tea. I just wish Whittard hadn't shut down its USA website, as the shipping charged by the UK site are pretty dear. However, I am not willing to forego my evening cup of 1886 blend!
Refreshing and satisfying
30th March 2012 Posted by
My favourite Whittards tea. Lovely colour, deep flavour without any bitterness, satisfaction in every cup.
Loose 1886 Blend
23rd February 2012 Posted by
This is a good one. Like a breakfast tea, but with an edge that's noticeably different and in a worthwhile way. Like the difference between a £5 white table wine and a £10 one: same stuff but just better tasting! Recommended.
19th February 2012 Posted by
So far every cup has made me go "Ahhhhh' after the first sip. That to me is the sign of a good tea. Love it!!