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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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Queen Victoria was in her heyday when Walter Whittard set up shop in 1886, and the following year the country celebrated her Golden Jubilee. Walter was always developing new blends to suit his customers' tastes, so you can imagine him designing a tea just like this to mark the occasion: a smooth, rich black tea blended with sumptuous Madagascan vanilla and a right royal flourish of red, white and blue petals. There are few teas more suited to scones and clotted cream.
The Great Taste Awards have been described as the Oscars of the food world—so you can imagine we were pretty chuffed when our Regal Blend won a gold star at this year’s awards. The judges called it “A pretty mix with a lovely aroma to the dry blend.”
Flavoured Black Tea
Fragrant vanilla-pod sweetness
Strong, hearty foods mushrooms on toast, English Breakfast
Simply made for an afternoon cream tea
Add one teaspoon (around 2g) of loose leaf tea per cup and always use freshly drawn and boiled water. Allow to brew for 3-5 minutes according to taste. Can be enjoyed with or without milk.
Simply stunning! by Mick Moore on 31st December 2016
I received a box of loose leaf from my son for Christmas and to date this is the finest tea I've ever tasted. I usually drink either white or green tea with jasmine, peony or similar but this knocks them for six! I love it with a slice of lemon which tempers the flavours beautifully. Reminds me of sweet pipe tobacco in the pouch and I vape a Tonka bean and Plum ejuice with it. Simply gorgeous!
Wonderful aroma and taste by Mrs Nina Green on 26th December 2016
I first tried the Regal blend loose tea a couple of weeks ago and am in the process or reordering. Lovely surprise on opening up the caddy - mouth-watering aroma. First cuppa made me think this was best tea I had tasted and my husband voiced a similar opinion Sweet but not cloying, vanilla is truly comforting and satisfying and perfectly complements the black tea. I did not find that the strength and intensity of the vanilla swamped the tea, rather it brings the flavour out. Thank you Whittard for a super tea!
My favourite black tea by Julia on 15th September 2016
I love this tea and enjoy it every morning with breakfast. It has a beautiful vanilla note which sweetens the black tea in a subtle way. I definitely recommend!
Stunning by Celeste on 18th July 2016
I can say with certainty that this is the best tea I have ever tasted, and I've tasted my fair share of blends. Sweet yet not overwhelming, this tea is my obsession.
It's alright. by Pads on 12th July 2016
Regal blend has a rich texture and has an uplifting taste. But the vanilla flavouring is a bit on the thick side, to the point that the original taste of the tea leaves is swathed.
A fine black tea for a sweeter tooth by Henry Parkinson on 12th February 2016
Regal Blend is an absolutely delightful afternoon tea. The rich aroma of vanilla makes this tea a delight for the senses, and the taste sweet and smooth. Recommended for anyone who likes to have a treat with their tea.
The tea gardens of Java were originally planted by the Dutch in the 1700s. However, the Camellia sinensis tea cuttings smuggled from China didn’t suit the Indonesian soil and the industry had dwindled by the 19th century. When the British discovered the Camellia assamica tea plant growing wild in West Bengal, the Dutch tried their luck with new cuttings – and it proved a hit. Tea from the region has similar strength and taste to full-bodied Assam, making it perfect for breakfast blends.
We've numbered this tea 53 to mark the date of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation in 1953.
White Tea with Flavouring
With its distinct bergamot aroma and delicate taste, we all know Earl Grey as the classic British afternoon tea. If you're looking for something even more lavish, you'll love our innovative white tea variety with its elegant confetti of petals. Selected for purity of taste, white tea blends beautifully with creamy vanilla, sweetly softening the flavours of bergamot.More Details
Flavoured Herbal Infusion
Cultivated in the Cederberg Mountains of South Africa, herbal honeybush is a close cousin of rooibos, taking its name from the fragrance of its flowers and warm, honeycomb sweetness. We wouldn't want to gild the lily, but creamy Madagascan vanilla does add a rather delicious twistMore Details
Flavoured Black Tea
Think weekends at the ice cream parlour, tucking into a sundae with an extra long spoon Sprinkled with pieces of Madagascan vanilla, this rich black tea has a real sense of that vanilla-pod sweetness. A lovely teatime treat to enjoy with scones, strawberry jam and a sumptuous serving of clotted cream.More Details
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