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A truly excellent tea can be as layered and complex as a fine wine, and with a bit of practice you can learn to discern the exact origin...
We’re all about the art of the roast – the delicate process of balancing the bean’s natural flavours, causing it to change in colour, taste...
Some people count sheep to get to sleep. With 100 different teas to choose from, we’ve found a much better solution. True, our collection is huge. But you can choose to track down your tea by taste, by origin and even by number.
In 1886 our founder Walter Whittard set up his very first shop, filled floor-to-ceiling with the world’s finest tea, coffee and cocoa. Those brave new brews are now time-honoured classics and we’re still following our nose for the new…
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Each year, waiting for the first flush to happen can be nerve-wracking…the local weather conditions have a huge impact on when the tea can be picked and it's difficult to predict when picking can begin.
This year, 2014, there has been a dry spell in the Himalayas, and rain has been in low supply meaning that the tea plants have flushed very late. Whilst we don’t know definite figures yet, production in March was down 20-30% and first pickings at Margaret’s Hope and Okayti have started 2 weeks later than we expected.
Despite the delay, the tea that will be produced will still be high quality as slow growth in tea plants is actually a good thing – leading to a higher level of amino acids, and a characteristic sweetness in the plants. Providing the temperature stays low which it is at the moment, we expect to have an outstanding crop.
It's definitely going to be worth the wait ... so keep watching for news of the arrival of our 2014 First Flush.
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