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…

29th July 2014 by Whittard

Does Time Behave Differently? Millennial v Baby Boomer

Does time behave differently the older you get? We asked this question in a recent survey. 

Does Time Behave Differently? Millennial v Baby Boomer
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29th July 2014 by Whittard

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.

What Do You Do While Waiting For The Kettle To Boil?
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25th July 2014 by Whittard

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.

Does Time Behave Differently if You're a Parent?
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24th July 2014 by Whittard

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 your tea to brew was under a minute - yet our tea experts recommend a brewtime of 3-5 minutes.

How we British love our tea, but don't spend enough time on it
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20th December 2013 by Whittard

Around the World Coffee Infographic

If you are a true coffee lover you'll know that different regions produce coffee with different flavour characteristics. Many factors influence the taste and aroma of coffee including: plantation location, soil, altitude, climate, species of plant and finally the roasting and blending. 

Whittard coffee infographic

We source coffee from around the world and we also have a variety of roasts, to suit all palates - so take a look at our infographic for a quick and easy guide to different flavours and roasts.

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15th November 2012 by Whittard

What Type of Christmas Shopper are You?

What sort of Christmas shopper are you? Plus 5 ways to enjoy Christmas shopping and avoid stress.

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1st November 2012 by Whittard

What is the Most Popular Mug Design?

With a fine tradition of hand-painted and  fine bone china mugs  we’ve always offered a constantly evolving selection, but have you ever wondered which mugs are the most popular? Spots, stripes, famous quotes, floral patterns, animals or characters?

It changes seasonally, our vintage rose design on fine bone china mug is always in the best sellers. If we are running animal designs, our senior buyer for ceramics, revealed that in all the companies she has worked for, the most popular animal mug designs have always included cats or dogs!

cat mug

Whittard have always included a selection of animal-based designs to cater to this demand but our latest range combines fine china, muted colours, unusual textures and a range of farmyard animals, as well as the perennially popular cat and dog.

dog mug

The artist was spotted selling unusual animal prints at an exhibition and intrigued by the distinctive result, our Senior Buyer Karla took a closer look and discovered that the artist was using potato prints. The artist was commissioned to create designs exclusively for Whittard and the resulting potato prints were translated into a range of fine bone china mugs. 

cock and pig potato print mugs

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16th October 2012 by Whittard

Wake up and Smell the Coffee

Have you ever wondered why coffee never tastes quite as amazing as it smells?

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