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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
Let us introduce you to our world of Hot Chocolate 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
Something about summer makes us take longer over breakfast. No more last-minute toast or quick-fix porridge. We’re enjoying bircher muesli soaked overnight, rye toast with our Assam marmalade, and a matcha smoothie on the side.
There’s a lot of health chatter about green tea and we’re constantly asked the question ‘is green tea good for you?’ Well, the answer is that the tea leaves do indeed contain a significant level of polyphenols (like flavonoids and catechins) which have powerful antioxidant properties. Antioxidants are reputed to prevent the formation free radicals in the body, protecting cells and molecules from damage and reducing susceptibility to disease. Some green tea drinkers have reported a boost in energy, a faster metabolism, clearer skin and higher levels of concentration, but it’s important to note that everyone absorbs nutrients differently and the effects vary from person to person. Vitamin C is reputed to strengthen the cells and help the uptake of nutrients, so our first smoothie includes two of the best sources of Vitamin C: strawberries and goji berries.
As die-hard matcha addicts, this one’s our personal favourite. The reputed health benefits of matcha are often believed to be more intense, because the powdered form means that the entire leaf is consumed. But that means a high quality matcha is ESSENTIAL for green tea recipes, and our high quality matcha has a mellow, distinctly creamy taste which works amazingly well with avocado and cashews. Spinach is a great source of iron, and our vanilla syrup adds extra sweetness. Blitz all the ingredients together, and pour into two glasses.
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