Whittard of Chelsea

For more than 125 years, the Whittard of Chelsea Company has been developing innovative tea collections and expertise in flavours and blending, offering the best quality, refined products. Pursuing his passion for quality tea and coffee, Walter Whittard opened his first shop on Fleet Street in London, in 1886. He gave up on the family business of leather merchants and set out on a journey to source the finest quality tea, coffee and cocoa from across the globe. His creations met immediate success and Walter Whittard moved to the famous “Street of Tea” Mincing Lane, vibrant area for the tea trade in London back then. After World War II, the brand was established in Chelsea, hence the name we know of today: Whittard of Chelsea.

Whittard of Chelsea

It’s been a long, varied and exciting history for Whittard of Chelsea. We’ve been through World Wars, incredible discoveries, tragedies and successes. But if there’s one thing that’s kept us going, it’s the attitude of our founder. Walter was a tradition-breaker with no time for compromise: he was never afraid to try something new, and he always stuck to his philosophy of “buying the best”. Today, we push boundaries with our unique, innovative blends and scour the world for the best single origin varieties, from the very best tea to our limited edition coffees. We’re proud to hang Walter’s name above our door – and we think he’d be proud too.

Every Flavour has a Story
Our tea and coffee collections span the globe. With each product having its own unique and fascinating story.

Tea Discoveries
Take the senses on a journey of discovery with our classic tea party gift collection. From buttery biscuits to loose leaf tea, dainty cups and saucers to beautifully designed tea caddies, give someone the gift of a truly memorable tea moment.

Tea Gifts
Nothing comforts quite like a soothing, satisfying cup of tea. And no-one does tea quite like Whittard. So this year, warm their hearts with a beautiful gift of Whittard tea, from classic blends in keepsake caddies to tea sets they’ll treasure forever.


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