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Sample the tastes and aromas from the very best producers and roasters around the world with our exclusive tea and coffee clubs.
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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Let us introduce you to our world of coffees by tasting from our wide selection. Our Friendly Fanatics will help you discover something new. No booking necessary - just pop in anytime!All Stores Daily
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Tea was traditionally brewed in a teapot, using loose leaves. The invention of tea bags came about around 1908 when a New York tea merchant, Thomas Sullivan, started to send samples of tea to his customers in small silken bags. The idea was that they would then remove the tea from the bag, however his customers simply added the entire bag to the teapot, enjoyed the results and hence the teabag was born.
There is sometimes an assumption that the teabags are made from inferior tea and this may be true in some cases, however Whittard teabags are made from the same quality teas as our loose leaf teas. The tea is simply cut more finely to enable it to brew quicker.
It’s purely a matter of personal choice – the ease and convenience of being able to make a single cup using a teabag or creating an occasion around tea and taking the time to use loose tea and a teapot. The end result is just as enjoyable.
Which do you prefer? Teabag or loose tea?
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