Leaf Type: Black tea
Taste: Strong and smooth
Drink: With or without milk
Brew: 3-5 minutes according to taste
When to drink: To brighten up breakfast
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.