Reader, Tea and Bake was clearly inspired by one of my loves, tea. One of my favourite shops which caters to this thirst is the English heritage brand, Whittard of Chelsea.
Founded in 1886, it stocks over 100 different varieties of loose leaf tea across over 50 stores nationwide. Having tried approximately 80 of these delicious blends (yes, I told you that I’m an addict!), I had to compile a list of my Top 5 Teas from the shop. This was not as easy as I thought it would be so after a lot of tasting, recasting and thinking… here it is!
All of these teas are best enjoyed without milk.
The brew times below are just my personal recommendations.
5 – GARDEN PARTY OOLONG
Flavour Profile: Papaya, Pineapple, Strawberry, Almonds
Brew Time: 5 Minutes
This gorgeous tea brings summer right to your cup! The Oolong Tea itself brings a nutty taste to the tea and gives it a taste of warm almonds. This tea is great infused as part of a cocktail.
4 – CHELSEA GARDEN
Flavour Profile: Peony, Rose, Strawberries
Brew Time: 3 Minutes
This White Peony Tea is laced with rosebuds is a light and refreshing drink. It was actually the first ever tea I bought from Whittard of Chelsea and remains a staple in my cupboard. This tea is exceptional as a cold brew on a hot summers day.
3 – EXTRAVAGANT EARL GREY
Flavour Profile: Vanilla with a hint of bergamot
Brew Time: 2 Minutes
This delicate tea requires little brewing and can be very easily over brewed (yuck!). It is a definitely a classy twist to your standard brew, with the White Tea giving a lightness and vanilla giving a sweetness to your cup. The Earl Grey flavour comes with the cheeky hint of bergamot.
2 – ORANGE BLOSSOM
Flavour Profile: Orange, Orange Blossom
Brew Time: 3-5 Minutes
Orange Blossom is a beautiful blend of Black Tea with Orange Blossom and Orange Peel. It is the perfect ‘wake me up’ tea to get you out of the bed in the morning. Utterly refreshing!
1- BLUEBERRY ROOIBOS
Flavour Profile: Blueberry, Honey
Brew Time: 3 Minutes
This is my absolutely favourite tea at the minute from Whittard of Chelsea. What makes this tea extra awesome is that it is caffine free so you can enjoy it any time of day! I have always described this tea and a warm hug. It’s malty flavour from the Rooibos added with the blueberries gives it a soothing quality and an easy drink.
Do you agree with my list? Are there any more teas I should try?
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