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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...
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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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Flavoured Fruit Infusion
Devilishly delicious red velvet cake
Try with buttery shortbread or creamy pastries
For a fantasy afternoon tea
Add two teaspoons (around 4g) per cup and always use freshly drawn and boiled water. Allow to brew for 3-5 minutes according to taste. Best enjoyed without milk.
Delicious! by Claire Newton on 4th January 2018
One of the nicest, fullest tasting teas I've ever tried. Not too sweet and it almost has a biscuit flavour!
Fantastic! by Luke Agger-Joynes on 15th October 2017
Best of the range. Delicious and definitely a great Autumn comfort brew.
Dislike! by Mimi H on 7th July 2017
I really do not like this tea - the smell, taste, everything! The fellow reviewer who said that it smells like nail polish remover is correct. Unfortunately, I did not know that I could try before I buy, or get the refund/exchange, but at least I know for the future. Saying that, there are other teas that I have enjoyed from Whittards.
Disappointed by AJ on 28th May 2017
I was hoping to really love this tea but it was absolutely horrid. The smell when you open it is like nail varnish remover and the taste is not pleasant. Definitely won't purchase it again.
Reply from Whittard, 7th June 2017
Not what it says by Rebecca Edmonds on 27th January 2017
Although the flavour is decent, its not too strong and doesn't taste like red velvet
Try it! by Jane on 6th November 2016
It is one of my favorite teas! I bought it in London and now it is my precious tea for comfatable afternoons. I brew it very strong, honestly I just leave the infuser in the cup the whole time. No need to add sugar :)
Surprised by Tom on 20th January 2016
Really surprised by the below reviews, I tried this tea in store and loved it. I brew it strong (7 minutes) as I like the strong taste and hence giving 4, not 5 stars as it took me a while to get the strength right. Really lovely coconut and chocolate flavours, better for my diet than actual cake!
Definitely try this one first. by wendy on 28th December 2015
Didn't like this at all! It sounded really nice and I have a sweet tooth, but it really wasn't nice. Tasted like watered down cake. Didn't smell nice either.. :(
try before you buy by John on 17th November 2015
this is very sweet and I personally could not stand the taste of it...definitely a try before you buy!
Mmmmm by Beth on 8th September 2015
I love this tea - like a cake in a cup, sweet and yummy.
Ever since our founder Walter Whittard weighed out tea leaves behind his high mahogany counter, we’ve been experimenting with our own inventive blends. The Chinese were the first to try blending tea leaves with fruits and flowers and it takes time, skill and imagination to master the art. It’s all about creating the perfect balance of flavours: we blind taste at least 20 different variations before settling on the perfect recipe. Just as some musicians have perfect pitch, an expert tea blender needs to have some pretty perceptive tastebuds…
When foods were rationed during World War II, bakers used beetroot to enhance the colour of their cakes the war ended in 1945 but the tradition lived on. No doubt countless Red Velvet cakes were baked for VE day, so 45 seemed a fitting number for this tea it's sure to add a celebratory touch to teatime.
Flavoured Herbal Infusion
Hot, sweet and spicy, our very special blend of rich rooibos tea with cardamom, cinnamon and cocoa kernels is the herbal equivalent of hot chocolate. Warming chai spices add a touch of exoticism, while the slight bittersweet bite of the cocoa is beautifully complemented by the creamy sweetness of rooibos. It's what you might call tea gourmandiseMore Details
Flavoured White Tea
Blending a base of pure white tea with creamy coconut and cocoa kernels, this white chocolate truffle of a tea should really be classed as confectionery. Blended with sweet blackberry leaves, you'd never guess it was sugar-freeMore Details
Flavoured White Tea
No, you're not dreaming. This truly is a tea blended with pieces of real white chocolate. We've opted for a delicate Chinese white tea for the base and chosen white chocolate crafted from creamy cocoa butter, perfectly suited to melt into the infusion. As far as teas go, it's a bit of a masterpiece...More Details
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