After some delay, Whittard 1886 Tea is again available in the United States. Whittard 1886 tastes like a premium tea but it is not priced like one. It is a black tea that blend tea leaves from Assam, in India, and Keemun, in China. Plus, it isis an award-winning tea, having won a Gold Medal at the Guild of Fine Food Awards, which is considered the Food Oscars. But 1886? The tea is named for the year Walter Whittard opened his first tea store.