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Whittard of Chelsea Malaysia Official Opening

9 Dec 2019


Whittard of Chelsea Malaysia has launched its very first Malaysian on 29th November 2019.

Located in the 1Utama Shopping Centre, the event was officiated by His Excellency Charles Hay MVO, the British High Commissioner to Malaysia.

The opening ceremony started off with speeches by both His Excellency and Antoine Bakhache, Managing Director of Bakhache Foods and was immediately followed by the `Pouring of Tea’ ceremony carried out by the British High Commissioner together with Antoine and International Sales Manager of Whittard of Chelsea, Katherine Onn.

The launch also included a lucky draw and a Guess the Tea! quiz where guests and members of the media were invited to taste the tea and guess its flavor.

Purveyors of fine tea, coffee and cocoa Whittard of Chelsea bring the adventure of a truly excellent cuppa to Malaysians with their premium selection of tea and hot chocolate and distinctive experiences. For this 133-year-old British brand, it’s all about making the everyday that little bit more extraordinary….

When Walter Whittard first set up shop on London’s Fleet Street in 1886 selling tea, coffee and cocoa, with a simple yet innovative philosophy: to “buy the best”, he had no idea what the next century or so would bring. Today, Whittard is a global name with fifty UK stores, a presence in over forty markets worldwide and an acclaimed reputation built on high-quality products, each with an intriguing story.

Kuala Lumpur’s shiny new store offers over 60 loose leaf teas, creative hot chocolates and gift sets, as well as unique tasting experiences, with the opportunity to try classics such as English Breakfast tea and cutting-edge innovations like seasonal limited-edition hot chocolates.

In Malaysia, the Whittard of Chelsea store is brought to you exclusively by Bakhache Foods under Bakhache Luxuries Sdn Bhd, a group that manages leading international luxury brands. Bakhache Foods holds the franchise for Whittard of Chelsea. For more information please contact Nariza on +6012 7331049.

About Whittard of Chelsea

When Walter Whittard launched his first London shop in 1886, his philosophy was simple: buy the best. It’s a philosophy that’s stayed close to Whittard’s heart since then, driving their belief in quality, heritage and innovation. Today their world-class range of tea, coffee and cocoa satisfies every curiosity and taste – from classic English Breakfast tea to creative hot chocolate flavours and unique tea and coffee blends.

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