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…
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...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
Earl Grey Chia Pudding Recipe
Recently on Twitter, we spotted that customer Emily had sent us an image of her Earl Grey Chia Pudding recipe. We loved how inventive Emily had been...Read More
Whittard of Chelsea Mother's Day Gift Guide
Unsure of what to buy for the special lady, this Mother's Day? We've compiled a gift guide of products we're sure would go down well on Mothering Sunday,...Read More
A Tea Inspired Feast - Dragonwell Tea King Prawns
A nutty green tea meets delicious king prawns, just in time to celebrate Chinese New Year. Sounds bizarre, but it’s the perfect combination… Click...Read More
Whittard Spice Imperial Pancakes Recipe - Perfect for Pancake Day
This pancake day, we wanted to create something a little different to the run of the mill lemon and sugar pancakes. Now, there's nothing wrong with that,...Read More
Giant Exploding Flakes Cupcake Recipe
As part of our Great Whittard Flake Off, Head Office have been coming up with their very own inventions using our Flaked Drinking Chocolate. Today, Customer...Read More
The Whittard Flake Off
We challenged our Head Office staff to be creative and inventive with the new Whittard Flaked Drinking Chocolate. We asked them to develop or adapt a...Read More
4 Delicious Drinks Recipes to Use Up Your Halloween Pumpkin Leftovers
Whether you're throwing a monster Halloween bash or just want indulge in something a little special, there's no better way of using up your leftover pumpkins...Read More
A Modern Willow Love Story – Interview with Dinah Body
We're thrilled to be adding a modern take on the famed Willow Love Story and met with Dinah Body, who designed the range at her airy studio...Read More
Bring Out Your Inner Barista with Our Coffee Knowledge Quiz
UPDATE 13/10/2014: This competition has now closed and winners have been chosen. How good is your coffee knowledge? Think you have what it takes to become...Read More
Cosying Up to Chi-Chi Moi
We went to meet Jan Ollis, owner and founder of Chi-Chi Moi and producer of our hand-made tea cosies. Based in Wells, her studio is a craft heaven...Read More
Does Time Behave Differently? Millennial v Baby Boomer
Does time behave differently the older you get? We asked this question in a recent survey.Read More
What Do You Do While Waiting For The Kettle To Boil?
What do you do while waiting for the kettle to boil? We asked this question in a recent survey and some of the results were rather surprising.Read More
Does Time Behave Differently if You're a Parent?
Does time behave differently if you're a mum or dad? We asked this question in a recent survey.Read More
How we British love our tea, but don't spend enough time on it
We were surprised to find out that hardly anyone brews their beloved cup of tea for long enough. In fact, the most popular length of time to allow...Read More
Cold Brew: Pure and Simple
Are you a tea purist who wouldn't dream of tainting the delicate flavour of your favourite tea with milk or sugar? Who will only use a teabag under duress?...Read More
Iced Tease: Moji-Tea
How about a twist on a classic Mojito - light, refreshing and ever so cool. Incorporating Morning Reviver infusionRead More
Iced Tease: Pimm's Iced Tea
English Breakfast tea Pimm's, not natural bedfellows you might think but you'd be surprised. This iced tea is a refreshing mix combining the rich,...Read More