Written on: 09/04/2013 by catoneill (1 review written)
I am reliably informed that Choicest Tea will be available again in the shops within 2/3 weeks from today!! There have been some copyright issues which I understand have now been resolved. When it returns those of you out there who have been drinking and enjoying the Brooke Bond Choicest blend of loose tea and tea bags will definitely recognise the packaging but if you still have some of the old packets you will see there have been some minor modifications - notably it will now be knows... (read more)
Written on: 21/02/2013
Like the other reviewers here we would go well out of our way to stock up with this magnificent tea. Brooke Bond transferred the manufacturing / marketing rights to another company who managed to fumble the ball somehow and even Waitrose, sadly, gave up on it (which is why I hardly ever go to Waitrose any more unless I want Canadian flour). I prefer the loose leaf version but the bags are also good. You can order both direct from the manufacturers in cases of 12 packs from... (read more)
Written on: 10/10/2011
Like other reviewers this has been the main reason we have shopped at Ocado or Waitrose. They will lose many customers as a result of not stocking it. Perhaps they will review their decision. (read more)
Written on: 28/09/2011
I used to travel round trip 30 miles to visit Waitrose in Norfolk to buy Choicest Blend, and a full monthly shop while I was there while I was there. Last visit was told 'don't stock it anymore' Well a plague on your house Waitrose, I don't shop at your stores anymore. (read more)
Written on: 09/09/2011 by Teadrinker (1 review written)
This has been my favourite tea for years and today I have discovered that Waitrose have deleted it from all their stores - and presumably Ocado as well. I have protested to Waitrose head office and suggest all other Choicest fans do the same (read more)
Written on: 07/09/2011
I have been drinking Choicest Blend tea for years and until this week could always find it in my Suffolk Waitroses. It is without doubt the tastiest tea you can find. I sometimes add a little camomile tea to my loose tea and make the most refreshing drink my friends say they have ever tasted. No other tea is quite the same. When I found I could no longer get the tea from Waitrose I tried phoning the distributer Gold Crown Foods Ltd but in two days of phoning could only get the engaged... (read more)
Written on: 25/10/2010
After much searching I have finally found Brooke Bond's Scottish Blend in loose leaf form!! (Yay!!!) For those of you in the states the link posted above is to the store in the UK that has it for sale(just copy and paste and it will take you right... (read more)
Written on: 26/02/2010
We like Brooke Bond Choicest Blend TEA - not tea-bags. But the only place we can find them is Ocado, why is this? It's the best tea we can find, not a bit coarse, lovely. (read more)
Written on: 06/11/2009
Where can I purchace B.B. Choisest Blend Post Code SO18 1NL Excellent tea. (read more)
Written on: 06/12/2008
Taste is superb. Everybody who visits me remarks upon it...Packaging is also good. Maybe a little too expensive for some people but I would pay more. Only thing I can only find this product in Waitrose which is a Supermarket that I do not use very often. I used to be able to find it easily in other outlets but not any more. As I have mentioned, I find this product first class and have recommended it to all my friends. (read more)
Written on: 29/05/2008 by capsmith (1 review written)
Like many others I was unable to obtain it for some considerable time. I made great efforts to find a supply, but failed. I shopped recently ( within the last two weeks ) in Waitrose St Albans to find loose leaf Choicest tea. I am almost ashamed to admit I bought all from the shelf!
It proved unobtainable in Waitrose Harpenden and Waitrose Welwyn Garden City.
I trust that this supply is not a "One 0ff" (read more)
Written on: 21/04/2008 by Elizabeth Davey (1 review written)
I, too, have found it very difficult to get hold of, and I think it is a fallacy that Waitrose stock it in their stores. However, it is possible to order it direct from Typhoo Tea in the Wirral, if you phone their customer services they will send you an order form. You have to buy it by the dozen boxes, but that doesn't last long in our household. They are extremely helpful and prompt with their service. (read more)
Written on: 18/12/2007 by kyriako (1 review written)
Brooke Bond Choicest Blend is a perfectly balanced blend of the traditional English breakfast tea "genre" . It is full bodied without being bitter and with a little milk is the perfect start to a day and a perfect afternoon lift. It seems to have disappeared from all the Waitrose stores and the store managers are useless at finding any factual information as to why. The company that bought the Choicest Blend tea from Brooke Bond burned in 2005, and that may explain the problem. (read more)
Written on: 24/09/2007 by gromit34 (1 review written)
Brooke Bond Choicest Blend is the Tea Britains were brought up on. Well, I thought so!! Can always remember having the loose leaf tea at my nanna's house. It was the perfect brew - not bland, very tasty, and a lovely rich brown colour. I too have struggled to find a supplier of Brooke Bond products, but after a little surfing on the net I have managed to locate a company that can get them direct from the manufacturers. A little sceptical at their claim, but I placed my order and along... (read more)
Written on: 19/09/2007 by Hugh Williams (1 review written)
I too have had problems finding Choicest Blend either in loose or tea bag form. I suspect it has been discontinued as there is no mention of it on the Unilever website.
Shame because it was a good tea. Maybe someone from Unilever will see these comments and allay our fears. (read more)
Written on: 05/08/2007 by Foommen
Until now Brooke Bond Choicest Blend tea has been readily available at Waitrose, but my local branch has reorganised its shelves, and it is now nowhere to be seen - but I shall persevere. As a tea it has been part of our family for two, nearly three generations, and I am regularly asked by visitors what it is, as it is invariably commented on. I know of two or three who have bought it as a result, and one South African who generally drinks coffee will always ask for this tea when they come... (read more)
Written on: 20/07/2007 by lisel tait (1 review written)
WHERE CAN I BUY IT? There are no longer any supermarkets in Scotland which supply Brooke Bond Choicest tea, and until recently, I asked every friend travelling south to get it from Waitrose. However, I am devastated to learn that one friend has just returned from St Albans and they no longer stock it. I have a small stock-pile which will not last long - please help. (read more)
Written on: 12/07/2007 by littlelibranlady (1 review written)
A perfect tea for first thing in the morning or with breakfast.
Best brewed in a teapot.
My worry is that it will be taken off the market because with so many teas on the shelves and if people don't know about it, it may not sell enough to warrant shelf space in the few shops that sell it. (read more)
Written on: 14/09/2004 by Mr Tea (2 reviews written)
Brooke Bond is an excellent blend, and one of my long term favourites. The rich, complex taste is welcome at any time of day, and it brews well with hard or soft water. Most impressive is how long a pot of Choicest Blend retains a satisfactory flavour. A cup poured 45 minutes after the pot was made can taste almost as good as one poured as soon as the tea has brewed.
The one serious flaw with this brand is that the spacious, rectangular teabags formerly used in the bagged version have been... (read more)