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.

Vegan SuitableVegetarian

 
  • 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.

    Stackable Caddy: If you choose the caddy option it will stack with our other tea caddies

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More about this Tea

TEA TYPE

Black Tea

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TASTE PROFILE

Dark, strong and designed for a dash of milk

FOOD PAIRING

A good hearty breakfast

CAFFEINE

Medium (37mg per cup)

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NO.86

NUMEROLOGY

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…

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.

Store in a sealed jar or tin, such as our Fill-Me-Up Tea Caddies.

How to Make

1 tsp loose tea

200ml water

  1. Pop 1 tsp of loose tea per cup into a Pao mug or teapot with an infuser
  2. Pour in 200ml water per cup boiled to 100 degrees
  3. Wait for 3-5 minutes
  4. Remove infuser and enjoy
Espresso Shot

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2 tsp loose tea

100ml freshly boiled water

Ice

Fruit or mint to garnish (optional)

  1. Add the loose tea to a refillable teabag or an infuser and place in a cup or heat-resistant glass
  2. Pour over freshly boiled water. Remove the teabag/infuser
  3. Top up with plenty of ice
  4. Garnish with fruit and sprigs of mint if desired
Espresso Shot

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