1886 Loose Tea

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Item No. MSTR314948
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A rich and malty loose leaf black tea inspired by the blends our founder created back in 1886.

  • Full Description

    This historical loose leaf blend is inspired by the type of tea enjoyed in Victorian London when Walter Whittard opened his first shop in 1886. We've chosen the strong, rich leaves of the Indonesian Camellia assamica tea bushes, blending the whole leaves with those processed using the CTC (crush, tear, curl) technique, producing a hearty, full-bodied and flavoursome brew.

    CTC was first developed to speed up the process of oxidation, strengthening the colour and flavour to mask the brackish London water. Londoners soon acquired a taste for the invigorating new brew and our expertly crafted 1886 blend has a real taste of authenticity – moreish and malty, we love it with a splash of milk at breakfast.

    • Origin:  Indonesia

    • Tea type:  Black

    • Number of servings (using 1tsp/ 2g per cup): 100g = 50 cups

    • Ideal for using with:  Glass Pao Infuser MugChelsea Glass Teapot with Infuser and Infusers & Strainers

     

  • Ingredients

    Black Tea.

    Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

  • Product Specifications
    Code: MSTR314948

    Weight: 100g

    Storage: Store in a cool, dry place away from strong light and odours. Once opened, store in an airtight container.

  • Delivery & Returns

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    £6.95

     

     

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    FREE
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  • Reviews

TEA TYPE

Black Tea

TASTE PROFILE

Dark, strong and designed for a dash of milk

FOOD PAIRING

A good hearty breakfast

Numerology

NO.

86

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)

1

1 cup

200ml water

100 degrees

time

3-5 mins

Origin: Indonesia

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.

Black Tea

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. Discover more about black tea here.