Part of the Murchie's mission has always been to introduce our customers to special teas that evoke a sense of heritage that feels familiar - centuries old and yet fresh and new. Anniversary Blend features Keemun and Assam with Yunnan and Gunpowder, which would have been quite a special tea for tea lovers of the late 1800's and we believe will delight today's palate equally!
Ingredients: Black tea, green tea
A new favourite Review by ['hightea']
Outstanding taste - bright and bold. I have been mail ordering Murchies since 1989. My favourites are the Assam and Ceylon styles and this blend is my new number one. Thanks for over 32 years of excellence.Posted on 2021-09-06
Pleasantly Surprised! Review by ['Tealess in Seattle']
I recently ordered 8 different small pouches of various Murchies teas trying to find my new "go to" cup since my local grocer changed the formula of my favorite teabag. I didn't notice this was a black/green blend when I ordered it or I probably wouldn't have, as I love black tea. But to my surprise, this is the favorite of all the blends I've tried! it is an exceptionally smooth cup of tea, yet with a nice aroma. While I wouldn't call it, "bold", it definitely knows how to stand up for itself. ~no longer Tealess in SeattlePosted on 2021-02-22
Hearty Review by patsee
A perfect match for a ploughman’s lunch or a piece of pineapple upside down cake. The tea is full-bodied, the flavour is wholesome and sits nicely as a sip or washes down a bite of comfort food. It sure brightens up a dull afternoon or lifts the spirits. This is a partner to good conversation.Posted on 2019-05-03
Top notch! Review by M.Godin
I am very pleased with this blend and I am very delighted to this as a part of my collection. A combination of all my favourite teas that is delicious as well as bold without milk, and with milk a touch of welcomes sweetness! I’m happy to enjoy this either way! This tea has happily become a part of my collection that will continue to be there. Happy 125 anniversary! May there be many more! Bravo!Posted on 2019-03-27
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Flavour Profile Guide
Tea and coffee tasting is a very individual, multi-dimensional experience: one person’s perfect cup can be too strong or weak, too brisk or watery for the next person. At Murchie’s, we believe that the best tea or coffee is the one that YOU like the best! We use the following flavour profile guides to help compare our teas and coffees within a relative scale.
Tea Strength Ratings
This rating method indicates the strength of flavour each tea has when brewed according to our brewing guide.
|Light/Delicate: Very light in colour and delicate in flavour|
|Medium: Medium-light cup with slightly fuller cup|
|Medium-Strong: Medium-dark cup, medium body, and full flavour without harshness|
|Strong: Full body, rich cup, takes milk well|
|Very Strong: Rich, dark cup with very full, strong flavour and briskness|
We rate the flavour properties of our coffees along two dimensions: roast and body.
Roast is simply a result of how long and how hot the beans have been roasted, which can be seen in the colour of the finished bean, and typically results in general flavour traits:
|Light Roast||More acidity, brightness and a slight pucker|
|Medium Roast||Slightly richer flavours, some acidity, enhanced creaminess|
|Dark Roast||Distinctive roasted flavour, sometimes notes of toasted sugar or charcoal|
Body is the term used to describe how the brewed coffee feels in your mouth:
|Light Body||Easy to drink with little lingering flavour, ‘thin’ or ‘clean’ feeling on the palate|
|Medium Body||Heavier, creamier mouth-feel with more lingering flavour|
|Full Body||Rich, full-mouth feeling: hits all of the palate and lingers|
Tea Brewing Guide
Different types of teas should be brewed according to certain times and water temperatures to bring out their best flavours. Use this guide as a starting point, and then experiment until you find the perfect brewing method for your favourite tea.
Based on approximately one level teaspoon (2.5g) of loose tea or one tea bag per 6-8 ounce (180-240ml) cup. For stronger flavour, add more tea. Brewing for longer may increase the strength of the tea, but will likely also cause bitterness.
Brew times shown in minutes.
Coffee Brewing Guide
The simplest methods for brewing coffee are drip coffee, pour over and French press. These guidelines are a starting point; modify the ratio of coffee to water, the grind, and brewing time to your taste. If your coffee is not strong enough, increase the proportion of coffee per cup of water, grind the beans finer, or allow them to brew longer – or any combination of these factors. If your coffee is too strong, simply do the opposite.
Drip coffee or pour over method: hot water is gradually poured over coffee grounds and slowly drips through
- Fine to medium grind coffee
- 1.5 to 2.5 tablespoons of coffee per cup of water
- Coarse grind coffee
- 1 to 1.5 tablespoons of coffee per cup (e.g. 4-6 tbsp for a 4-cup French press)
- Pour about 1/3 of the water over the coffee grinds; wait about 30 seconds and then pour in the rest
- Wait 4-5 minutes, then push down the plunger to separate the grounds from finished coffee, and enjoy!