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Monday, 6 October 2014

Tried and Tested....More from Whittard

Hello there,

Welcome back to another tried and tested tea article from Tea With Me and Friends. Recently I was lucky enough to receive a lovely package of tea from Whittard, which included the Chelsea Garden loose tea and the Mango and Bergamot loose leaf.

I recently had the lovely Becca over at my house, so I decided some tea tasting was in order.....

Loose leaf teas from Whittard

We decided to start with the Chelsea Garden Blend which is a blended tea with white tea, rosebuds and flavouring, which was Whittard's tea of the month in May. White tea is the base for this blend, which is very delicate, light and sweet. 

Chelsea Garden Loose Leaf Tea  from Whittard

The tea is made from the youngest buds and softest leaves, which are then left to dry naturally in the mountain air. When we opened the package we found the leaves were quite large and did not fit in my infuser and so we made a pot of tea for this one...

This tea was a lovely amber colour when brewed. We found the tea to be light in flavour, not overly floral and something we could enjoy at different times in the day. We brewed the tea for about three minutes and drank it without milk.

We then moved onto the Mango and Bergamot blend, which has green tea as a base. The Green Sencha is combined with petals and the flavour of mango, lulo and a gentle hint of bergamot to make a really pretty blend....

Mango and Bergamot loose leaf tea from Whittard

This tea is sweet and fruity, yet light and not at all synthetic. Again we brewed it for about three minutes and did not use milk or sugar. ....

The tea was light in colour when brewed and very refreshing. I have since enjoyed this tea at different times of the day, but I particularly enjoy it as an afternoon beverage.

The Chelsea Garden tea is £6.00 for 50g and the Mango and Bergamot is £6.00 for 100g.

Although I was sent these teas from Whittard, all opinions and thoughts expressed in this post are my own. To find out more about the teas on offer from Whittard visit their website.

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