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Customer Reviews (11)
no more 500g option
By bombaycat • 5th September 2016
I have been drinking this tea since 1993. It is the tea I drank daily. Because if the large quanteties I drank, I used to purchase 500g loose tea leaves. I simply cannot afford this tea, which has to be shipped to Germany to me and for the first time I will have to look for a different brand AND tea after more than 20 years. So, Whittards, it looks like your effords to make more money is in fact making you loose your most loyal customers. What on earth happened to this once so wonderful company... ? Making tea, that people can hardly afford anymore is a strange place to have headed for.
Splendid Afternoon Tea
By Letizia Tiley • 17th August 2016
The whole family loves this tea. It reminded my husband of one of his favourite american teas "Constant Comment" made by Bigelow, but with a better flavour!
We hope you continue producing this tea as we have been recommending it to all our family's friends.
By suzie scott • 3rd August 2016
Still really disappointed that these tea bags are twice as expensive as they were, boxes of 25 same price as boxes of 50
Cant justify the 50% price increase so don't purchase anymore.
By ken gustavson • 6th June 2016
color,smell, taste-wonderful hot & cold
the perfect tea
Spice Imperial: best loose leaf tea I own!
By Maaike • 28th May 2016
I bought this tea on one of my travels to London and bought a small bag of loose leaf tea to give it a try. Loved it so much that I used it all up before my next trip the city. Bought the larger size caddy this time so I won't run out any time soon. Love the warming blend of spices and zestiness, while it stills has a smooth flavor. Great if you like the idea of a chai, but find them too strong or if you are in the market for a more flavorsome Earl Grey type brew. Love this best made in a large pot using organic, recycled tea bags.
Suddenly Too Expensive
By Phillippa • 7th February 2016
I agree with what others have written here; I adore this tea and been drinking it in abundance for years and years. Unfortunately recently Whittards changed the packaging to boxes of 25 individually wrapped tea bags, and the price per bag has therefore sky rocketed. It makes it far too expensive to buy in the same quantity, so I'll have to go back to regular English Breakfast from my local supermarket.
Spice Imperial tea bags now too expensive !
By Caroline Hampson • 5th February 2016
I have been buying these tea bags for years and they are my absolute favourite. However I was extremely disappointed to find that you can now only buy these in packs of 25 making them extremely expensive so sadly unless the packs of 50 are re-introduced I will no longer buy these and will have to seek an alternative brand.
Lovely loose leaf spice imperial
By Caroline • 7th January 2016
I love this loose leaf tea. Tastes wonderful and is so warming on a cold day. Smells lovely too. I am just about to buy my fourth bag of it :)
By merriel woodward • 19th November 2015
my favourite tea. So disappointed that the price per bag has rocketed and no unwrapped bags available. Probably won't buy again.
By Nicola • 5th November 2015
Last time I ordered these (about 3 months ago) they cost £4.75 for 50 bags which makes the current price a 110% increase. The new bags also appear to be slightly smaller than the previous version.
They taste good but I feel somewhat exploited.
I've written to Whittard asking about the price increase and just waiting to hear back.
I'm disappointed because I won't be able to justify paying this price for these tea bags.
By mr derek wood • 31st October 2015
arrived promptly, however, my last order were in boxes of 50 bags - now reduced to 25, for about the same price!!!
not good business would you say?