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!
Fabulous Review by ['K-Lady']
For health reasons my doctor recommended green or oolong teas. Couldn't go that route without some black tea. I have had Canadian Breakfast tea so I thought I might like this. Now I'm just disappointed because there is no loose. Had to buy three boxes of teabags. The taste of maple in this tea is wonderful. This is my favorite tea.Posted on 2021-06-14
A Texan Favorite Review by ['Sandyrose']
I bought a box of 10 teabags to try when placing an order of other teas thinking I might not like maple syrup in my tea. I live in the Houston area of Texas and don't even use much maple syrup at all. But, I really, really liked this tea, so the second order was for a lot more. The blend is very nice and the syrup adds a slight sweetness that is a very nice touch. Murchie's never lets you down. Try it! Even Texans find this a great favorite in the afternoons.Posted on 2021-03-02
Love It Review by Krickett
My Grandmother gave me a box as part of a gift although I normally stick to Rooibos and Honeybush. This was actually fabulous. After adding vanilla almond milk it tasted like I had a warm maple tinted London fog in my hands. The maple is a sweet surprise. Great for guests and after dinner. I'm on here to buy more :)Posted on 2017-03-22
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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!