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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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It was during China's Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644) that tea artisans first experimented with buds and blossoms, imbuing the leaves with essential oils. Roses were among the very first flowers they tried and osmanthus, orchids and jasmine also proved popular.
We've recreated the taste of a classic 'Meigui Gongfu' rose tea by using a Chinese black tea for the base, imbued with subtle floral flavours and scattered with rose petals. The tea might be authentically Chinese, but those wonderfully aromatic notes of rose are forever England. Deliciously delicate and seductively sweet, a single sip brings to mind rolling hills, church bells and country gardens: perfect for a picnic on the village green.
Flavoured Black Tea
Sweet, Aromatic, Refreshing
Floral, sweet and aromatic
Enjoy alone to best appreciate the aromatic fragrance
For an al-fresco afternoon 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.
English Rose Teabags by Cloe on 16th January 2017
I was given to smell the loose Rose tea sample at the Regent St shop, for conveniences I bought the teabags instead. Huge disappointment when I try it out at home.. It didn't give any taste of tea or rose fragrance!! I will never buy this tea again
Craving this tea from afar by Titus on 30th September 2016
I tried this tea for the first time this summer. I now crave it! I am on my last package of it and will be entirely bereft when it is gone. There is no cost effective way to get it in Canada. Guess I'd better book my next trip overseas!
Turkish delight by Sophie Sawbridge on 9th July 2016
This tea has a great fragrance and taste. I really enjoy drinking it on warm summer nights.
Flavouring is too strong by Pads on 6th July 2016
I can barely taste the tea leaves and the rose petals over the flavouring. And it leaves a bad after taste in my mouth. Bit too overwhelming for me.
It's changed! by Jane Morriss on 16th May 2016
I used to love this tea but now it is really sweet and doesn't taste of rose or black tea - just of flavouring.
Disappointed the formula has changed :( by Ana Menini on 3rd April 2016
This used to be my favourite tea of all in Whittard and recently reordered a refill and discovered it has changed completely, but for me in a bad way, as I can't stand the fragance, it is too strong and it makes me feel sick. However, some friends tried it at home and they said they liked it, so it might not have been a bad idea for Whittard after all to change it, they might have new fans. For me, it is a disappointment not to have the old recipe available anymore and I would like to have known in advance to avoid the surprise.
Lovely Turkish Delight Tea by Kerr on 28th March 2016
Purchased this on a whim in the shop in Glasgow after being invited to smell it. The perfect fragrance and taste of Turkish Delight. The best Rose Tea I have ever had.
It is changed by Michael Copeland on 5th March 2016
I drank English Rose tea daily for over 10 years, it was my absolute favorite. I purchased it in large quantities 2-3x a year to save shipping. However, they recently dramatically changed this tea. I called them and they acknowledged this. No more passion fruit flavors. It is now so heavily rose-laden as to be like drinking perfume. The shipping is expensive enough not to justify sending it back from USA, but I find it undrinkable. I wish they had notified that they were changing it, or at least change the name, before I purchased.
Love this tea by Renee-Claude Tanguay on 9th December 2015
I am very fortunate to have access to this tea in Canada. I absolutely LOVE it!! It has become my everyday morning tea. If you are looking for a full flavour black tea with a hint to flowery sent and flavour, this is it. It awakens all your senses!
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The Chinese invented paper, gunpowder and the compass. But their finest innovation has to be tea, reputedly first discovered by the emperor Shen Nong in 2737 BCE. Originally prepared as a medicinal brew, tea became a drink in its own right during the Han Dynasty (206 BCE – 220 CE), and today China produces thousands of different varieties ranging from black, green and white tea to oolong, puerh and yellow tea. If you’re looking for a bit of teatime reading take a look at Lu Yu’s ‘Tea Classic’: first written in 780 CE, it covers everything from cultivation methods to tea etiquette…
We've chosen the number 12 for our English Rose, the classic number of roses in a Valentine's bouquet.
Flavoured Black Tea
In the words of the novelist Henry James: 'There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.' Our signature tea for after three is a beautiful balance of black and green tea with flavours of bergamot and a sweet scattering of petals. Now who's for a cucumber sandwich?More Details
Ah, the soft summer fragrance of freshly cut roses Selecting whole pink rosebuds for the purest scent, this infusion is all about sweet simplicity. With its delicately mellow taste and beautiful clarity, you could call it an English country garden in a cup. Infuse lightly, using a glass teapot for a touch of tea theatre.More Details
White Tea with Flavouring
We like to think that Walter Whittard dreamt up this blend while taking a stroll in Chelsea Physic Garden one summer evening The delicate taste of our signature White Peony tea is perfectly matched with floral fruit flavours, while whole pink rosebuds make for quite the afternoon tea showpiece. Super with scones and strawberry jam.More Details
“I’m a huge oolong fan – the sheer diversity of different flavours is pretty mind-boggling. My favourites are the creamy, almost buttery high grown oolongs grown in Taiwan.”- Bethan, Specialist Tea Buyer
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