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”