Originally launched to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday in 2017, Canada 150 Blend has become a favourite with our fans. Enjoy this tea on your own, or give the gift of a great Canadian moment!
very canadian <3 Review by Judyy1993
I love this tea, its refreshing and so delicious! Pround canadian!Posted on 2020-07-13
Canadian Eh?!?!? Review by Christine
Black tea is the predominant taste I have here with a lingering hint of green tea the smokey and woody notes from the oolong. You definitely get a whiff and subtle taste of maple. Steeped this tea for 3 minutes with water temperature at 200F and it is just right ... what a delicious cup of tea and tastefully appropriate for Canada’s 150Posted on 2020-04-25
Thank you for bringing this back!!! Review by columbia
I live in Oregon and received a box of these tea bags during a visit to Victoria a year ago. It was the best tea I've ever tasted. I searched for it on line and they only had loose tea left. My next trip to Victoria I forgot until the last day to go check the Murchie's store for it, but it was a holiday and they were closed. I am soooo excited to see they decided to bring this back as a regular item. Thank youPosted on 2018-07-04
Favorite Tea Review by Robert
Love this tea! It's my favorite flavor from Murchies. I wish they would return to selling it in tea bags. I don't mind the loose but bags are my preference.Posted on 2018-04-20
Wonderful Tea! Review by Cheryl
I sampled this tea during a recent visit to Victoria and thoroughly enjoyed it! The hint of maple is what makes this tea extraordinary. I highly recommend!Posted on 2017-07-04
Delicious Review by fitz62
This is a delicious and delightful cup of tea! A friend shared a cup with me and although I am usually not much of a tea drinker I truly enjoyed this tea. The hint of maple is just enough to make you want another cup. Truly Canadian and enjoyable!Posted on 2017-06-01
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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!