1886 Loose Tea
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Loose Tea Pouch, 100g£6.00
Loose Tea Caddy, 100g£11.50
Inspired by the type of tea enjoyed in Victorian London when Walter Whittard opened his first shop, we've blended whole leaves from Indonesian Camellia assamica tea bushes with those processed using the CTC (“crush, tear, curl”) technique, creating a hearty, full-bodied and flavoursome brew. Our expertly crafted 1886 Blend has a real taste of authenticity – moreish and malty, we love it with a splash of milk at breakfast.
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
A Rich Morning BlendBy Ronnie from Cardiff on 10/10/2018An excellent black tea, rich and ideal for starting the day. So much more than your average breakfast blend.Great brew!By Ben from London on 10/13/2018Delicious breakfast tea with a strong body, one of the best I've tried.A superb blend!By B from Glasgow on 10/13/2018With sweet notes and a smoothness that resembles Puerh this is a fantastic black tea for your your everyday life.Better as cold brewBy Jazzy67 from Dumfries on 10/16/2018Tried hot and cold brewed. Hot brew was a little light on depth of flavour, overpowered by tannin for my taste. Cold brew lessened tannins and allowed more complex flavours to come through.Same but different!By Emmpllu from Glasgow on 10/18/2018Not too different from usual tea....but tasted like quality tea, crisp and not too strong.
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Dark, strong and designed for a dash of milk
A good hearty breakfast
It was easy to choose the number for this tea – 86, the year Walter Whittard opened the doors of his Fleet Street store over a century ago…
Brew the Perfect cup
Teaspoons (2 grams)
The tea gardens of Java were originally planted by the Dutch in the 1700s. Tea from the region has similar strength and taste to full-bodied Assam, making it perfect for breakfast blends.
Fully oxidised for a rich, robust flavour, black tea is the most popular type of tea in the western world – and for good reason. Its full body and depth of flavour make many black teas ideal for drinking with a splash of milk, while more delicate varieties like Darjeeling express a huge range of complex characteristics.