Origin: Blended Leaf Type: Black Leaf 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.
Ideally warm the pot first with a splash of hot water. Use one teabag 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.
At first I was not too sure about this tea as it had a flowery aroma but once I tasted it I was greatly surprised by the blend of different teas. This was a delightful experience and has become one of my favorite teas. I will be buying this tea again!!