Whittard of Chelsea
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Nice,natural taste of berries,smell is good too.
The smell is quite attractive.
I love the elegant and refreshing 、sweet and fruity smell of orange blossom!The tea is sooth,smooth ,light and delightful,,the tea and flower blend in very well,highly recommend it!
delightful 、 graceful with subtle floral flavor ,light and easy.You can’t be wrong choosing this one anytime or in any occasion.
Well-balanced,classic and pleasant, a nice choice for any time of the day
Once my favorite in winter times! Helped me go through the whole winter time in this extremely cold and windy place! I love the smell of vanilla,butter-like、leather-like、smooth and sweet ！I prefer the tea bag version to loose tea —— strangely I think the former is much better, while loose tea is more plum-like(tastes like some kind of salty-and-sour dried plums in China
Excellent when mixed with milk and a little sugar!As if it’s made specially for a nice cup of milktea!
The smell of delicate rose petals are very comforting ,and it tastes like my imagination of British garden or countryside in summer .Actually not bad.
The first time I brew it,it’s more like osmanthus and cream and sth else,surprising to me ’cause my family used to make our own osmanthus sugar with its tiny fresh petals ,and we wait for a long time to make them perfect for desserts and beverages.So I tried using some homemade osmanthus sugar to add the flavour,and turns out very good——creamy、princess-like (?)、ripe and sweet mango ,a perfect afternoon tea or a cheer up for the day.
from the traveling tea box!
i love a dark oolong.
idk why i waited until now to drink it.
so cozy comfy yummy.
Cold-brewed (about 2 tsp for 450ml) way too long. Like more than 24 hours. It got bitter, which I remedied by adding more water and a little simple syrup to take the edge off. It wasn’t as good as it probably would have been after 8-12 hours brewing, but it still made a fine iced tea. I should get myself a proper iced tea pitcher so I can easily remove the leaves if I don’t want to drink it right away.
I picked this tea up during our recent trip to England. I love this tea first thing in the mornings. The rose is quite subtle and mixes wonderfully with the black tea leaves. I love seeing the dry leaves, the rose petals are delicately mixed in with the leaves.
I should really keep a tea timer besides me when I am going to write these posts because most of my steep times are close guesses. I know for sure that this one was just at or under 2 mins though. It is lighter in color so it’s a bit deceiving.
My mother-in-law bought this back from Europe for me and I must saw it is superb! The moment I opened the bag and the aroma spilled out I knew I was going to fall in love with it. I’m tempted to add some honey to see what it would do but at the same time, it’s so good on it’s own that I don’t really want to…. I don’t think I will.
Good hot and cold. I’m on my own little cloud right now.
Cold-brewed this overnight in the fridge using 2 heaping teaspoons for 500 ml water.
I’ve been foregoing tea lately in favor of cold-brewed iced coffee (I know, I’m a filthy turncoat) but I’m still trying to chip away at my stash little by little. This was pretty nice; flowery with the bergamot and jasmine, and tasted quite fancy. Unfortunately I wasn’t feeling particularly fancy when I drank this and would have preferred something more refreshing. Would probably be good served hot at a tea party with doilies and silly hats – which, mark my words, I will get around to one day.
Had a strong cup of this with milk, to wake me up after being up late at work and waking up way to early. A classic “builder’s brew” kind of tea.
I don’t travel well. It’s just a fact. It’s not that I don’t like traveling, it’s more that my body is ridiculous. Any movement in any direction results in new allergies, issues with drinking water, etc.
I arrived yesterday & within no time was sneezing, eyes watering,lungs burning, all the classic symptoms. I forgot how crappy bottled water makes me feel. No matter how much I drink, it doesn’t slake my thirst. Luckily my parents got a new water filtration system, & so far, so good. There are 2 cats who know I’m allergic & will do anything to torment me. The air in this house is hot & stale & I feel claustrophobic. Also, due to the time change, overall irritation, & a very late night planning & executing an awesome tea order (YEAH), I stayed up lake, tossed & turned, etc. Enough bitching, thank you for letting me rant!
Otherwise, it is awesome to be here with my folks. Dad & I spent a couple of hours talking about esoteric things (Reiki, crystals, spirit guides…stuff like that). Mom & I are gonna do something today, I’m not sure what yet.
I’ve been sitting here slurping this Assam, from my awesome trade with NofarS, & even though I over-tea-ed it a bit, it is deliciously rich, bold, malty & sweet. All the things I want this morning. Well…all the things I want in a tea, anyway!
I found this in the clearance section of my grocery store and just couldn’t leave it there, even though my tea cabinet is delightfully stocked. I’m always curious about an Earl Grey I’ve never tried, and this one was 50% off!
This is my first tea from Whittard of Chelsea, and from the taste of it, it is a good first impression. The black tea base tastes more like Chinese black tea, though it’s a blend of Indian tea as well. It’s robust but not too bitter, and a tad astringent. A good morning tea.
The bergamot is nicely balanced. Not blaringly lemony, and not too strong to be the only flavor noticeable. It’s actually pretty smooth, and despite the strength of the tea, it’s soothing in a way. I should mention that I made this iced, but I’ve also had it hot and the experience was also very pleasant. Though I prefer the Greys I’ve had from Harney & Son’s, this will probably be my go-to if I just can’t wait for shipping!
A new batch – this is notedly less astringent, and this smooth and rather light bodied tea is becoming an office favourite for an afternoon pick-me-up. A well-mannered, slightly shy tea, that is immediately likeable.
Takes milk admirably, but take care to brew it much stronger, and it tends to brew on the lighter side of Indian black teas.
Cold brewed this overnight using 2 tsp leaf for ~450 ml water.
Wow, these gunpowder leaves expanded a lot. The spearmint aroma is assertive yet smooth, both in the dry leaf and liquor, but its flavor is soon followed by an unpleasant and long-lasting sourness, which seems to be made worse by the addition of sugar. I did a second overnight steeping in the fridge which came out more mildly flavored, yet the icky tanginess remained. This is my first time making Moroccan mint tea, so I probably need to learn the right brewing tricks to make it taste right.
Cold-brewed overnight using 3 heaped tsp tea for 500 ml water.
I’ve tried this hot, and like the other reviewers found it disappointingly light in flavor, especially considering how wonderful the dry leaf smells. Fortunately the lovely fruitiness comes out more in the cold brew – and even more with a drizzle of agave – yet remains quite delicate. It probably would have been more appropriate for them to call it a scented tea rather than flavored, but the gentle stone fruit aroma lingers on the palate very nicely. It’s much better as a cold beverage than hot (which makes sense, with the Ceylon base and the Jubilee itself taking place in June), but for some reason the packaging doesn’t indicate this, nor does it give steeping amounts or times. Get your act together, Whittard!
If you still have some of this left and were underwhelmed when you first tasted it, try a cold brew. It might change your mind, and help get you through your stash!
I just finished a KICK ASS Power Bar
I blogged about it here
I just opened a medium-HUGE bag of this stuff and will be sending a slew of it to my Sororitea Sisters
It smells like a floral white tea with wine-like aroma underneath. The color once infused is that of a pale-yellow on the verge of a faint khaki color.
This is sweet but floral. Extremely fresh, clean, and thirst-quenching! A True Gem!
Good both hot and cold. It seems sweeter iced, tho!