Whittard Morning Reviver Fruit Tea Review

Whittard Morning Reviver Fruit Tea Review

If you are looking for a revitalising morning tea after a night out or just a poor night’s sleep, Whittard Morning Reviver could be a good choice! Today, I am reviewing this intriguingly named fruit tea by Whittard of Chelsea. The reason why this tea is intriguing is because most morning blends focus on providing a high caffeine kickstart to your day. How else are we supposed to wake up at a reasonable hour?

But unlike the energy boosting high-caffeine Zest Tea (their Earl Grey remains one of my favourite teas for rough mornings), this is a completely caffeine-free fruit tea.

So, will Whittard Morning Reviver really revive me? I am reviewing the flavour and effects of this tea to find out.

Whittard Morning Reviver Tea at a Glance

Izzy's Rating
  • Blend: Hibiscus, peach, apple pieces and orange peel
  • Flavour: Juicy, tart and peachy with refreshing notes that aren’t too sweet

With every sip, this tea refreshes your mouth with plenty of fruity hydration. The balance of peach and hibiscus is just right, so it’s not too tart and not too sweet. It is delicious, but not at all energising.

whittard of chelsea morning reviver loose leaf tea

Full Review – Whittard Morning Reviver

Izzy's Rating
  • Type: Fruit tea
  • Ingredients: Hibiscus, apple pieces, orange peel, peach pieces, flavouring
  • Health Benefits: Hydrate and provide antioxidant goodness
  • Flavour Notes: Tart, peachy, juicy, refreshing, sweet, apple, rich
  • Aroma: Peach, apricot, hibiscus, bitter, fresh
  • Milk or Lemon: Neither
  • Where to Buy: Whittard Official Website

The aroma coming from this fruit tea is rich with peaches and apricots – the fresh and juicy kind, rather than the concentrated dried kind. There’s also a hint of hibiscus and a touch of bitterness about the aroma, that hints at a tea that won’t kill you with sweetness!

Once brewed into a tea colour that I can only describe as velvet magenta, the aroma of this fruity tea is very peach dominant. Hibiscus adds hints of tartness in the background, but it’s mostly just very peachy keen.

I love the flavour!

It’s tart and peachy through and through. The tartness from the hibiscus isn’t overpowering (this may be a first) and the peach adds some sweetness without making you wince. Apple notes pop through in the aftertaste, creating a mellow sensation too.

Overall, this is a very juicy and refreshing blend. I can feel my mouth rehydrating with every sip. So, while it may be good for a slow hangover recovery or just a gentle Sunday morning in bed, it doesn’t provide the energy boost you need in a morning reviver before your usual 9 to 5.

red fruit tea in a white teacup

How to Brew Whittard Fruit Tea

For Whittard Morning Reviver, pop 2 teaspoons of loose leaf in an infuser ball or other infusing device. Make sure you mix up the loose leaf in the jar, as the smaller pieces like the hibiscus petals tend to settle to the bottom.

Pour over freshly boiled water and let it steep for 3 to 5 minutes. I like my tea medium to light in flavour, so 3 minutes was just right for me.

I found the sweetness and tartness to be perfectly balanced, but you can add a teaspoon of sugar or honey to taste. Don’t drink this tea with milk, however. Sometimes a slice of lemon is nice in fruit teas, however this blend is already super refreshing so I don’t feel like it needs it.

Why Whittard of Chelsea?

Whittard are one of my favourite tea brands in the UK and I really love that they sell the majority of their teas in both loose leaf and tea bag format. As I’m reviewing the loose leaf version, you’ll see large chunks of dried fruit in the blend. A tea bag version may be more finely diced, but that’s not an issue with fruit teas – it just means the pieces may infuse quicker.

This tea does have a little flavouring included, but all the flavours I identified in my tea tasting session are also included in real fruit piece format, so it’s unclear just how much the added flavouring is contributing.

peach hibiscus apple tea

There’s really not much else to say about this tea. The quality is great, although the ingredients list is rather basic. I do think it’s a shame that this tea doesn’t contain any caffeine. Perhaps a lightly oxidised oolong or a sweet honey-scented white tea would be a good mix with Whittard Morning Reviver – there’s no reason why you can’t mix it up yourself at home.


The flavour scored high and it’s really easy to brew when you are well equipped for loose leaf tea. The only let down is that the tea isn’t much of a reviver. In fact, I will probably end up drinking this tea in the evenings as a sweet and calming blend before bed.

This tea is sold directly by Whittard (although it’s not part of their regular range so it may be withdrawn soon) and can also sometimes be found on Amazon.

whittard fruit tea blend loose leaf jar

Tea-Ware Recommendation

If you want to follow my advice and serve this tea on a gentle, calming Sunday morning, then my Mosaic Tea Trays are ideal for breakfast in bed. Decorated by hand with mosaic pieces, they are so beautiful and make lovely gifts too. There’s free delivery across the United Kingdom.

Isobel Moore

Isobel Moore is a quiet, quirky and creative “human bean” whose favourite pastime is curling up with a cuppa and a good book.

Over the past 5 years, her tea reviews at Immortal Wordsmith have helped thousands of readers choose vibrant tea blends and single origin selections from fine, organic, and responsible tea companies.

As a professional content writer with a qualification in digital marketing, Isobel has worked with market-leading tea brands around the globe to develop their content marketing campaigns and gain exposure. Her professional portfolio can be found on Upwork.

Besides a deep-rooted passion for tea, Isobel writes on topics ranging from food and travel to wellness and literature.

Favourite Quote: “Manuscripts don’t burn” – Mikhail Bulgakov

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