The Whittard Blog
Whenever we have a moment, there’s nothing we like more than sitting with a pen and paper to hand and musing over some of our favourite things.
Think of it as an ode to tea, coffee and cocoa…
We Love Brunch
This year Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday, so that means only one thing: brunch.Read More
The Origin of Our Big Red Robe Tea| Whittard of Chelsea
Join Whittard of Chelsea as we visit the Wuyi Mountains in Fujian, China, to learn more about the history and terroir of our Big Red Robe Oolong Tea.Read More
Darjeeling First Flush 2016
I’m so excited that the tea season of 2016 has officially begun for us. We have placed orders for our 2016 first flush Darjeelings - 3 months...Read More
Win A Romantic Break For Two In Salzburg
Salzburg is the perfect place for a romantic trip for lovebirds and newlyweds.Read More
THINK SMALL BREW BIG
We’re mad about our lovely new mini caddies – but what makes mini so marvellous?Read More
It’s official – we now stock our very own high grade Japanese matcha. So what’s all the fuss about? Here’s the skinny on why everyone’s...Read More
Cheer up after Christmas
The last present has been unwrapped, the final cracker has been pulled, the mistletoe has witnessed too much. After all the rush of the run up to Christmas,...Read More
Delicious Christmas Baking Recipes
Delicious Christmas Baking Recipes Halls decked, tree twinkling, energy bills sky high. If you’re not Chrismassed-out already, grab a rolling pin...Read More
Worldwide Christmas Drinks
Looking for Christmas cocktail ideas to spice up your Christmas party? We’ll be brewing whole cauldrons of our Mulled Wine infusion and whipping...Read More
MAKE YOUR OWN 3D ADVENT CALENDAR
Got a moment at home before heading out for the Black Friday sales?Advent starts in earnest on Tuesday, so you’ve got the weekend to get a bit crafty...Read More
Berries, brandy and brilliant brews: the story of a Whittard Christmas
Our beautiful new Christmas collection has launched in stores. It’s been a year in the making, inspired by frost-topped trees, juicy red berries...Read More
Britain’s Best Fireworks Shows
On 5 November 1605, Guy Fawkes had big choice ahead of him. To blow up the Houses of Parliament, or back out? He decided to go for it, but unfortunately...Read More
Tea Gets Spooky | Halloween Tea Party
When family, friends, ghouls and goblins come knocking there’s only one thing to do. Offer them a cup of tea. Obviously.How about hosting a full-on...Read More
Autumn Warmers: Tea Recipes with a Twist
It’s starting to get a little chilly out there, and you might need something with a little more sustenance than your typical tea and biscuits. We’ll...Read More
As things hot up for Chocolate Week (12-18 October), we’re looking outside the box. Sure, hot chocolate’s great. But when it comes to originality,...Read More
The Design a Caddy Competition - IT'S BACK!
We’re calling on tea lovers to design our next limited edition tea caddy, to be sold in our shops and online in summer 2016, find out how to enter...Read More
Bringing brand new brews to Birmingham...
Well HELLO Birmingham… We can’t wait to welcome you through the doors of our brand new Birmingham Grand Central store! We’ve gone to...Read More
What’s Your Tea Personality?
Bit picky when it comes to tea? We’d say that was a very good personality trait indeed.On our site you can sort by taste profile, tea type or origin....Read More
TEA WISDOM: Our five favourite quotations
Tea inspires poetry: flights of fancy from Chinese scholars.Read More
Tea gets REVOLUTIONARY. Introducing 100 new teas
It’s been over a century in the making and today we’re proud to present our collection of 100 new teas sourced from all across the globe....Read More
A very British bank holiday…
There’s no banking on the British weather. Sunshine or showers, we’ve got everything you need for holiday happiness this weekend…Sun’s...Read More
Summer Snaps on Instagram
Over the past few months, we’ve become quite fond of Instagram – we love discovering our customer’s beautiful photos of dainty loose...Read More
Ice gets enticing
While browsing summer scrapbooks on Pinterest we discovered a wealth of beautiful, practical and inspiring examples of how to jazz up that summer...Read More
Cold Brew Taste-Pairings: this calls for a picnic!
You know the way a fine wine can bring out the best in certain foods? The same is true of cold brew tea. The exceptional delicacy of flavour developed...Read More
Blueberries + Rooibos = Smoothie. Eureka!
We’d been feeling a bit blue after all this summer rain. It’s not autumn yet, surely? When the sun finally came out, we made the most by taking...Read More
Iced Tea Cocktails: why stop at Long Island?
Summer’s been going for a while now and we’ve almost got used to not wearing socks and the joy of late summer evenings. And the best bit?...Read More
Our Coffee Compass
Showing off your Cold Brew credentials is an immediate ticket into the coffee cognoscenti – not to mention the hallmark of hipsters nationwide....Read More
What - Coffee? Cold?
In the heat of summer sometimes a steaming hot coffee just doesn’t have the same appeal as something fresh and icy. First, came frappés –...Read More
A Very Alice Tea Party
4 July marks the date that Alice first fell down the rabbit hole – the day that Lewis Carroll first told his story to Alice Liddell and her sisters...Read More
Whittard at Wimbledon
So, will you be cruising in with a ticket or braving the queue? Watching from the comfort of your sofa or from the top of Murray Mound? Wherever you’re...Read More
Getting ready for Festival Season?
Our offices are looking emptier than usual as people head off on the festival circuit – but that doesn’t mean they’ll be missing out...Read More
When Alison met Alice
We’re celebrating 150 years since Lewis Carroll first published Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. When it came to creating a limited...Read More
Father’s Day: our guide to inspiring sibling rivalry…
You know how a puppy isn’t just for Christmas? Well Father’s Day isn’t something you just celebrate briefly in the morning, with a cursory...Read More
All things ALICE
How are you at storytelling on demand? 150 years ago, three young girls demanded a story from the Oxford maths don who had accompanied them on a picnic...Read More
We've transformed our Covent Garden store...
Set across two floors in the heart of Covent Garden Market, we’ve transformed our famous store into a glorious full-scale Emporium.When our founder...Read More
Get creative with our Strawberry White Chocolate Milkshake
This half term, we're feeling super-summery and decided to get creative with our hot chocolate. The weather at the moment lends itself towards cool, chilled...Read More
Time for Tea by Interflora at RHS Chelsea Flower Show
The highly anticipated RHS Chelsea Flower Show has arrived with stunning floral displays and artisan gardens. Interflora's bold 'Time for Tea' creation,...Read More
Who's got the prettiest garden of all?
Spring has arrived and we're celebrating with our range of fresh, floral loose leaf teas. We most enjoy our cuppa when we're sitting outside admiring...Read More
April's Coffee of the Month: Guatemala Elephant
Guatemala Elephant is April's Coffee of the Month, making it our highlighed bean this month. We love the full bodied flavour of the medium/dark roast...Read More
April's Tea of the Month: Jasmine Dragon Pearls
Every month put our teas to the taste test, in order to find one special brew to highlight in stores and on our website. This month, our tastebuds were...Read More
Do join us for tea... with a very Alice tea-party.
We do love a tea party at Whittard of Chelsea, so we've put together a three step guide to the perfect topsy-turvy cup of tea at your very own Mad Hatter's...Read More
Concoct your own hot chocolate...
Over the past few weeks, we have been asking our customers to suggest their dream hot chocolate flavour through our Facebook app. We received...Read More
Elle Holian's Tiger Earl Grey Caddy
Elle's Tiger design was the winner of our 2014 Design a Tea Caddy competition, where artists and illustrators of all levels submitted their work for the...Read More
Iona Reid-Dalglish's Elephant English Breakfast Caddy
Iona Reid-Dalglish's Elephant English Breakfast Caddy is part of our Limited Edition Designer Caddy range. The Design was created for our 2014 Design...Read More
Rhian Beynon's Tropical Afternoon Tea Caddy
Rhian Beynon's Tropical Afternoon Tea Caddy is part of our Limited Edition Designer Caddy range. Rhian created the design for our 2014 Design a Tea...Read More
Meeting the winners of our Design a Tea Caddy competition!
Last week, we met with the winners of our 2014 Design a Tea Caddy competition in our Regent Street store. We invited the winners to spend the...Read More
Tea Experience Morning at Regent Street St James Tea Bar
We recently hosted a competition through the Regent Street Association’s brand new Chinese website and social media platforms, where one lucky winner...Read More
March's Coffee of the Month: Dominican Republic
March's Coffee of the Month is a wonderful combination of fruit flavours, with a seductive hint of chocolate, followed by a delicate nutty aftertaste....Read More
March's Tea of the Month: Silver Needle
The extraordinary Silver Needle is our Tea of the Month here at Whittard of Chelsea. Legend states, that the barely open buds of the tea leaf are plucked...Read More