English Breakfast tea became something of a national drink when word got out that Queen Victoria was a fan – Walter Whittard was quick to follow suit, creating his own distinctive blend from a selection of different tea gardens. A Whittard firm favourite for well over a century now, our English Breakfast is smooth, versatile and invigorating, with a robust malty richness – particularly delicious served with a splash of milk. No wonder it’s our number one bestseller.
Nothing was lost on the judges of the 2014 Great Taste Awards, who praised the tea for “good flavour running through”, describing it as “bright, alive and rich”. We’re sure Queen Victoria would have agreed.
To keep up with daily demand, we sell this tea in its loose leaf form and in two different types of teabags. It also stars in a number of our gift selections.
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.
I rediscovered the pleasure of loose leaf tea after being gifted a pack from my sister's trip to Sri Lanka. The supermarket stuff just doesn't compare to this breakfast blend - strong, packed with flavour and refreshing to wake up to. I urge everybody to abandon cheap, dusty, limp tea from the supermarket. Bring back the tea strainer!