As a continental European I like my tea without milk (oh my gawd, whuut?!) - ideally with a strong scent of anything herbal or extravagantly unidentifiable. If you ask me to point out my favourite tea I'll probably say, depending on my mood, a Moroccan mint or a nettle tea or even Puh Ehr. And not gonna lie, these are not on your regular supermarket shelf around here - yet in say the Czech Republic, you would search for PG Tips endlessly but a nettle tea would be in your eye level. Now Whittard (luckily for you and me) brings these two worlds together by offering a range of 100 different teas. I know, I know, that sounds bloody overwhelming, right? Don't you worry - when you come to the shop you can spot their 'sniff wall' - a wall which has samples of all 100 brews inviting you to give them a little sniff! The scents of different teas are amazing - my absolute favourite there must be the Russian Caravan. It smells exactly like that - a really thick bonfire smoke infused tea (with a tinge of old leather and a wet horse - you probably just vommed but it's the homiest coziest of scents for me - ya know, I come from a village after all).
Next time you're in Grand Central, please do pay Whittard's a visit - your whole tea world will change, I promise ya! And you know what? Whenever you come in you can taste one of 4 brews which are pre-made in tea pots for customers to try! How clever is that!
What's your favourite brew?
Are you adventurous or is a black tea your kind of thing?