Baker Street Blend Loose Tea
8 Reviews | Add Your ReviewSmoke and gunpowder, with lingering scents of exotic jasmine and bergamot. Sherlock himself would enjoy this mystery.
Originally blended: 1910's
|Baker Street Blend - Loose 2oz/56g||
|Baker Street Blend - Loose 4oz/113g||
|Baker Street Blend - Loose 8oz/227g||
|Baker Street Blend - Loose 16oz/454g||
Baker Street Blend features Lapsang Souchong, smooth Keemun, rich Ceylon, Gunpowder and floral Jasmine.
|Tea Format||Loose Tea|
Robust, complex, and delightful Review by Gladstone
I bought a quarter pound of this and several others as an exercise in branching out from my usual Number 10. The first taste was a revelation. It's smoky, but not overwhelmingly so. There are many intense flavours here and the mixture is a joy. "Baker Street" is a keeper.Posted on 2019-04-06
Smoke and jasmine Review by Michelle Butler Hallett
1.25 tsp for 250mL water at 85C, steeped 4 minutes 15 seconds. Wow. I didn’t expect such a creamy jasmine hit. Dry leaf: brown and tan leaves. Aroma: faint smoke, faint florals. Wet leaf: brown and amber, aroma of leather. Liquor: tranluscent copper. Assertive jasmine aroma and taste, with a creaminess, and a smoky finish that could become bitter. I wonder what hotter water might do. I was torn about which temp to use: anything higher than 85 will likley scald the green, yet 85 is usually not hot enough to bring out everything in a black leaf. Meantime, I love this at 85. Complex and surprising. Full marks.Posted on 2019-01-17
Hot toddy foundation Review by DRS
Susan was on to something here. The smokiness of this tea makes it perfect for adding a wee nip of scotch. Add some honey and I’m glad I brougt this tea back to Alberta in time for winter.Posted on 2018-02-04
"some shockin' good" Review by Bob
Of all the murchies' teas I have tried, this is the best! Great flavour, but not over the top with the smoke. It really does top off a winter night with a good book and a fire!Posted on 2017-04-21
An interesting and very enjoyable tea Review by Victoria
A nice change, I will definitely buy again.Posted on 2016-06-28
A flavourful surprise. A nice sipping tea when reading a good book. Review by Joan
I was surprised by the smoky flavour but grew to like it. It's a tea to sip and lose yourself in a good book. I would definitely purchase this gem again. Perfect for Fall/Winter.Posted on 2015-11-23
Against the stormy gusts of winter's day Review by envie_de_france
This tea is not for the faint of heart. It's robust, flavorful but not overpowering. It's perfect for sipping in front of a fire on a wet, cold, winter afternoon.Posted on 2014-12-06
As the seasons change so do my tea choices Review by Susan - Murchie's Team Member
Fall and winter find me drinking teas that have a touch of smokiness to them. I always think that they go well with roaring fires and a glass of good scotch. No 11 is a lighter tea, with just a hint of smokiness from the Lapsang. This is a good one to try if you are a bit timid about the flavour and aroma of Lapsang but want to try something a bit different.Posted on 2012-09-27
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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!