Brew: Lightly, 2-3 minutes according to taste with water off the boil
When to drink: Around the fire on a winter evening
Gather around the fire for strange tales from the spice markets of ancient trade routes – this classic Whittard blend balances a smooth, full-flavoured black tea with exotic notes of cloves, vanilla and citrus. The mulled wine of our tea collection, it’s Christmas in a cup – then again, it’s also rather good served iced with plenty of fruit on hot summer days. For now, we’d suggest it goes rather well with a plate of mince pies…
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.
I have been almost bulk buying this tea from Store around Christmas to last me. Now I can order on line all year round is great, as this has become my favourite everyday tea. Normal tea tastes bland after Spice Imperial! The individual tea bags mean that I can take them with me on weekends away etc. I find it full of flavour, comforting and it reminds me of Christmas all year round (which I love!)
TheTaste of Christmas
27th December 2013 Posted by
This is really delicious tea especially with a piece of homemade ginger cake, really brings out the flavours
4th December 2013 Posted by
I love this tea, I've been drinking it ever since I discovered it one Christmas. I drink it every day but it's specially comforting when you're not feeling at your best - it's my "migraine" restorative. I stock up every 3 months or so and carry a few bags whenever I go away, so I'm pleased to see that individually-wrapped packets are now available. Very useful!
My comfort cup!
6th October 2013 Posted by
Recd it as a Christmas present a couple of years ago and have been ordering it regularly ever since--great that its available all year round. love the taste--hot or cold.
13th September 2013 Posted by
I adore this tea. I bought it once at Christmas and have been drinking it ever since. I buy in bulk when all the Christmas stuff gets reduced (it still tastes good when it's nearly out of date but it's best when the packet is really fresh and the smell is amazing!)
I am so pleased it's available all year around!
favourite tea for winter
30th March 2013 Posted by
It has been a long cold winter and not much sign of spring either. This has been our staple tea since last autumn - lovely spicy and comforting.
5th May 2012 Posted by
This tea is exactly the same as 'Christmas tea.' Having bought some at Christmas I found I was drinking it all the time - I'm glad Whittard's stock it all year round! A lovely, comforting cup of tea which I couldn't be without. This is my 'ordinary' cup of tea now x