REVIEW: Whittard of Chelsea – English Breakfast

Whittard of Chelsea - English Breakfast

Tea: Blend of Assam, Kenyan, and Ceylon teas.
Purchased at: Whittard of Chelsea, Covent Garden, London (April 2013).
Retail price: £5.25 (125 gram box).
Link to English Breakfast tea on Whittard of Chelsea website.

My comments:
Whilst an international student studying in the UK ten years ago, I loved this tea but I have not bought it since. Doing this review was a wonderful opportunity to rediscover this tea. From the second I opened the bag, the aroma of the tea leaves overtook me. This has got to be one of the most aromatic black teas that I know before it is brewed.

The tea leaves are moderately broken, which give it good colour and strength when steeped. I really taste the maltiness of the Assam, but the Ceylon gives it an incredibly satisfying lift. This tea is not the type of tea that a spoon will stand up in, but it is hearty enough to accompany a big weekend breakfast. This tea makes me extremely happy, and I would recommend it to anyone.

My rating: 4.75/5

Steeped four minutes



About teaxplorer

I grew up in the Midwest of the US and was introduced to tea at a very young age - unsweetened iced tea, that is! It was not until my early 20s, when I was seeking a lighter alternative to coffee, that I took tea drinking to a new level. I still remember my mother suggesting that I try putting milk in a cup of black tea (something that actually sounded a bit repulsive at the time, but I gave it a go). I quickly became tired of supermarket tea and started ordering teas from shops and companies all over the US. Throughout my 20s and now into my early 30s, pursuits in higher education studies, work opportunities and marriage have given me opportunities to live in the UK, Canada and Germany and travel around the world, which has sparked an even greater interest in tea and the culture of tea. This blog is my outlet to discuss my love of tea and show off some of my photos. All images and opinions on this blog are my own, unless stated otherwise. I retain copyright on all photographs, but please do not hesitate to contact me at if you wish to reproduce any of my images. Likewise, if you would like me to review and photograph any teas for you, please get in touch. I would be happy to hear from you. Thank you for stopping by my blog, and I hope you return many times! Happy drinking! Drew B (@teaxplorer)
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