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…

12th May 2015 by Whittard

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 the beautiful blooms, glorious gardens and fabulous flower beds. Hence the floral theme of our newest Facebook competition - Spring Gardens. Read more...

Who's got the prettiest garden of all?
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9th April 2015 by Whittard

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 hundreds of wonderful entries and flavour suggestions, and once the entries had closed, the Whittard of Chelsea buying team hand picked their favourite flavours. We've come up with a shortlist of 6 flavours, but now it's down to you. Head over to our Facebook page to vote for your favourite and, if it wins, it'll be on Whittard shelves next Spring. Read more to see the shortlisted flavours...

Concoct your own hot chocolate...
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18th March 2015 by Whittard

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 chance to printed onto a Whittard of Chelsea tea caddy! Elle's design joins Rhian's Floral Caddy and Iona's Elephant Caddy to create our Limited Edition range. You can buy Elle's caddy here or in selected Whittard of Chelsea stores. Read on to find out about Elle's design background and inspiration...

Elle Holian's Tiger Earl Grey Caddy
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18th March 2015 by Whittard

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 a Tea Caddy competition and the winning caddies came to life this year. You can buy Iona's caddy online here or in selected Whittard of Chelsea stores. 

We met with Iona last week and she answered a couple of questions about her design and the story behind the creation. We also indulged in a Tea Tasting Experience at our Regent Street St James store, where the winners tasted a variety of teas accompanied by the perfect sweet treat. Read more to find out...

Iona Reid-Dalglish's Elephant English Breakfast Caddy
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18th March 2015 by Whittard

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 Caddy competition and the creation came to life this year. You can buy Rhian's caddy online here or in selected Whittard of Chelsea stores.

We met with Rhian last week and asked her to answer a few questions about her beautiful design. We also indulged in a Tea Tasting Experience at our Regent Street St James store, where the winners tasted a variety of teas accompanied by the perfect sweet treat. Read more to find out about Rhian's inspiration behing the design...

Rhian Beynon's Tropical Afternoon Tea Caddy
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17th March 2015 by Whittard

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 morning with us, see their tea caddy designs in print and on display in store, followed by a Tea Tasting Experience at our Regent Street St James Tea Bar. Find out more... 

Meeting the winners of our Design a Tea Caddy competition!
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16th March 2015 by Whittard

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 would be invited to a Tea Experience morning at our Regent Street St James store.

The lucky winner was Haoxue Lui, an international postgraduate student from China, currently studying and spending her first year in London. Here’s how she entered and her thoughts on the Tea Experience day…

Tea Experience Morning at Regent Street St James Tea Bar
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22nd September 2014 by Whittard

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 a true connoisseur? Bring out your inner Barista and be in with a chance of winning fantastic coffeesequipment and ceramics from Whittard in our weekly prize draws.

Bring Out Your Inner Barista with Our Coffee Knowledge Quiz
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6th May 2014 by Whittard

Design a Tea Caddy Competition

Update****Our Design a Caddy competition has now closed for entries. We've been amazed and delighted by the quality of designs received and are begining the difficult task of shortlisting. Once we've narrowed entries down, we will create a gallery which we will be put to a public vote. The most popular design will then be turned into a limited edition caddy, for launch next year! 

In the meantime, take a look at all of the entries in our Facebook gallery.*****

Are you an illustrator, designer, student or just love dabbling in your spare time? We are offering you the chance to see your design brought to life on a limited edition Whittard of Chelsea tea caddy, which will go on sale in our stores and on our website.

The theme is simply 'tea' and you can draw inspiration from anything tea-related:  the exotic provenance of tea, the rich Whittard heritage, the delights of afternoon tea, our national love affair with tea - whatever floats your boat.  You can also create the design in any medium including paint, hand-drawn, digital etc. 

The competition is open to anyone aged 16 or over and resident in the UK.  To find out more and enter, simply click here and then print out (press the CTRL and p keys at the same time and print out), complete your design and email it to caddy@whittard.co.uk. 

All entries must be received by 30th June, we'll then shortlist six designs which will be put to a public vote via our Facebook page, and the most popular design will grace a limited edition caddy in spring 2015.

Not only will the winner see their design in our stores, but they will also receive £200 of Whittard vouchers and three runners-up will receive a Whittard teapot and tea, to the value of £100 each.

To see all of the entries, visit our Facebook gallery

Good Luck! 

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10th March 2014 by Whittard

Country Living Magazine Spring Fair - the Winners

Thank you to everyone who entered our competition, we've now drawn the ten winners and despatched the prize of two complimentary tickets per winner. 

The lucky entrants were: Ramesh of Croydon, Sally of Billericay, Gilly of Silsoe, Jane of Stamford, Emma of Twickenham, Brian of Hassocks, Jennifer of Leeds, Katrina of Bingley, Lucy of Bristol and Carrie of Maidenhead - congratulations to you all!

It's going to be a great event packed with inspiration for your home and garden with lots of craft and delicious regional fare - we'll also be there so if you'd like to sample some wonderful teas and coffees come along to our stand ... and when you need to rest your weary feet, we also have the Whittard Tea Room - perfect for a relaxing break. 

If you weren't a lucky winner, don't forget you can also find out more and buy discounted tickets for just £12 when you quote WHITTARD via the website.

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