Origin: Blended Leaf Type: Black Tea with Spices and Flavouring Taste: Christmas, citrus and spice Drink: Without Milk Brew: Lightly, 2-3 minutes according to taste with water off the boil When to drink: After dinner
Spice Imperial Tea is the mulled wine of WhittardÕs teas, infused with the heady flavours of citrus fruit and cloves. It is great drunk hot as a winter warmer or iced with lots of fruit as a refreshing drink on hot summer days.
For the base of this tea, Whittard has used a full-flavoured but smooth black tea, which is perfect for coping with the combined forces of spices, vanilla pieces and citrus peel.
The result is a rich, exotic cup and aroma that transports you to the steamy spice markets of ancient trade routes.
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.
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 I buy in bulk when all the Christmas stuff gets reduced (it still tastes good when it's nearly out of date but it's best when the packet is really fresh and the smell is amazing!)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