Murchie's Canadian Breakfast tea is a blend of Ceylon and Keemun black teas, blended with maple flavouring. The maple helps to draw out the natural malty caramel flavours of the teas, now available in decaf!
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WOW! Review by ['TeaOverCoffeeInSeattle']
I am so very grateful for this decaf tea! I have to severely limit my caffeine and finding a tasty "black tea" decaf is difficult. This tea is amazingly delicious and I can drink it all day. Thank you!Posted on 2020-08-26
Best Tea Review by Quinntification
Hands-down my favourite tea of all the ones I've tried over the years. Hope they never stop selling this one. Whenever I make a cup, everyone comments about how it makes the house smell like maple, and it's glorious.Posted on 2020-07-24
A Pleasant Surprise Review by Walker44
I ordered these on a whim as I was looking for something decaf to inspire me. As I age I find I've become more and more sensitive to caffeine, but still feel the desire for a 'brisk cuppa' in the AM. The Canadian Breakfast was a really welcome surprise. Ordered just the sample size but am back less than a week later ordering 2 boxes of 50 and already putting a reminder in my calendar to order more before I hit the 100 day mark. I'm that confident they'll be all gone. I get several cups from a bag, so can even have my second cup later in the day without the worry of a sleepless night. Its a full-flavoured tea with the lightest touch of maple. I am not a sweet tooth, nor do I like maple syrup and pancakes, so imagine my delight that I found a delicious decaf solution that satisfies my taste for a real cup of tea, and that also has an extra touch of sweetness without the cloying flavours found in most retail brands. I'm happily addicted and look forward to my morning tea without the caffeine hit.Posted on 2020-06-09
Yum! Review by Maryrose
I LOVE the new decaf Canadian Breakfast tea, hint of maple. I had already discovered the delightful aroma and taste of the regular Canadian Breakfast, but I need to drink decaf most of the time for various health reasons. The fact that I can drink this as often as I want...aahhh. I now drink it once or twice daily!Posted on 2015-11-23
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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!