Leaf Type: Black Tea, Bergamot, Cornflower Petals
Taste: Fragrant and Floral
Drink: With or Without Milk
Brew: 3-5 minutes according to taste with water off the boil
When to drink: Throughout the day
Few hours in life are more agreeable than the British ceremony known as afternoon tea. Our Afternoon Earl Grey is distinguished by its classic bergamot taste combined with the gentlest fragrance of blue cornflowers. An elegant blend, it evokes an era of fine china and leisurely conversation, when the ceremony of teatime was an unhurried pleasure.
Afternoon Earl Grey Loose Tea Pouch
Item Code: 272468 / Net weight: 125g / 4.41oz
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Black Tea, 2.5% Bergamot flavouring, 0.2% Mallow Blossom & 0.2% Cornflower Blossom.
Brew a Perfect Cup
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.
This tea was my favourite afternoon tea, surpassing even the wonderful original Pelham Mixture or 'Afternoon Tea' as it became known.
One day, on making a first pot from a new batch, I thought the teapot or cup had been contaminated with washing up soap.
On enquiry with Whittard, they confirmed that the blend was indeed different because they had moved to a new supplier.
The scent from this tea, as it is now, reminded me of the smell you get when you walk past a branch of Body Shop.
Please can we have the original blend back?
This is a top favourite tea of mine.
I have enjoyed it for the last three years everyday. It is a light, flavoursome tea, perfect to brew for five minutes in a pot. The blue cornflowers add a delicate touch. If you like a stroger brew, then go for the breakfast earl grey.