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1886 Blend Loose Tea Pouch

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Item Code: 271189 / Net weight: 125g / 4.41oz


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Origin: Blended
Leaf Type: Black Tea
Taste: Strong and Smooth
Drink: With or Without Milk
Brew: 3-5 minutes according to taste with water off the boil
When to drink: Throughout the day

1886 was an era of innovation in London when Mr. Whittard opened his original shop. The first electric lights glowed in windows; the Underground was still being built and ran on steam. Inspired by the changes around him, Mr. Whittard invented this strong but smooth tea. He blended Assam, a new malty tea from India, with aromatic Keemun to produce a taste of the times.


100% Black Tea.


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.    

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Average customer rating based on 6 reviews

Great tea! One of my favorites. It's strong yet smooth. I don't have tea until late in the morning or early afternoon. This is a perfect choice. I fill the teaball just under half and let it brew for 2 - 3 minutes. It comes out a rich amber that starts with a flavor that doesn't overwhelm and completes with a pleasant aftertaste. When I think of English tea, this is what comes to mind. Recommended highly!

Posted by Rob P. (9th June 2015)


This is my favorite tea. I just wish Whittard hadn't shut down its USA website, as the shipping charged by the UK site are pretty dear. However, I am not willing to forego my evening cup of 1886 blend!

Posted by Kati Moore (30th January 2015)


My favourite Whittards tea. Lovely colour, deep flavour without any bitterness, satisfaction in every cup.

Posted by James (30th March 2012)


This is a good one. Like a breakfast tea, but with an edge that's noticeably different and in a worthwhile way. Like the difference between a £5 white table wine and a £10 one: same stuff but just better tasting! Recommended.

Posted by Ian (23rd February 2012)


So far every cup has made me go "Ahhhhh' after the first sip. That to me is the sign of a good tea. Love it!!

Posted by Geoff (19th February 2012)

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