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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…
Let us introduce you to our world of teas 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 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
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 and processing methods behind each taste.
We like to think of the tea blending process as a bit like blending colours from a palette: bringing together contrasting tones and complementary flavours can create some extraordinary new tastes. But there’s an art to achieving the perfect balance. Below is a guide to some of the teas in our colour palette: black, green, white, oolong, pu-erh and yellow teas.
This historical blend is inspired by the type of tea enjoyed in Victorian London when Walter Whittard opened his first shop in 1886.More Details
A speciality of China’s Fujian Province, this iconic smoky tea has been dried over fires of resin-sweet pine wood, a technique discovered by accident back in the 16th century...More Details
Ceylon tea from Sri Lanka is celebrated for its clean, brisk taste, and this is a particularly fine Ceylon blended from a selection of estates...More Details
English Breakfast tea became something of a national drink when word got out that Queen Victoria was a fan; Walter Whittard was quick to follow suit, creating his own distinctive blend from a selection...More Details
Our Decaffeinated Breakfast tea is just as rousing as our classic Breakfast blend, simply with the majority of the caffeine washed away...More Details
Known as the ‘champagne of teas,’ Darjeeling is famed for its sparkling clarity of taste and crystalline sweetness, benefitting from the steady rainfall, light soil and cool air of the Himalayan...More Details
Believe it or not, for all the different varieties of tea there are only two different types of tea plant – one of which originates in Assam, the Camellia assamica...More Details
Gather around the fire for strange tales from the spice markets of ancient trade routes – this classic Whittard blend balances a smooth, full-flavoured black tea with aromatic cloves, zesty orange...More Details
In the words of the novelist Henry James: ‘There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea...'More Details
It was during China’s Ming Dynasty (1368–1644) that tea artisans first experimented with buds and blossoms, imbuing the leaves with essential oils...More Details
Renowned for its wonderful bergamot aroma, Earl Grey has become firmly ensconced as an afternoon tea classic...More Details
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