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…

1st June 2015 by Whittard

We've transformed our Covent Garden store...

Set across two floors in the heart of Covent Garden Market, we’ve transformed our famous store into a glorious full-scale Emporium.

When our founder Walter Whittard first flung open the doors to his little store on Fleet Street in 1886, customers flocked to try his astonishing range of tea, coffee and cocoa. Walter wasn’t averse to sharing a cuppa over the counter, and today we continue the tradition in true Whittard spirit at our Covent Garden store...

We've transformed our Covent Garden store...
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23rd April 2015 by Whittard

April's Coffee of the Month: Guatemala Elephant

Guatemala Elephant is April's Coffee of the Month, making it our highlighed bean this month. We love the full bodied flavour of the medium/dark roast with notes of chocolate and honey sweetness. Read on to find out why we adore it so...

April's Coffee of the Month: Guatemala Elephant
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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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10th February 2015 by Whittard

The Whittard Flake Off

We challenged our Head Office staff to be creative and inventive with the new Whittard Flaked Drinking Chocolate. We asked them to develop or adapt a recipe to include the delicious chocolate flakes, then present their creation to the rest of the office for an official taste test. We had a great turn out, with plenty of tasty inventions ranging from mousses, to drinks, to cakes and cookies gracing our desks for the day. Take a look at what we came up with...

The Whittard Flake Off
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25th September 2014 by Whittard

A Modern Willow Love Story – Interview with Dinah Body

We're thrilled to be adding a modern take on the famed Willow Love Story and met with Dinah Body, who designed the range at her airy studio in Bristol.

A Modern Willow Love Story – Interview with Dinah Body
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