A "ShowTime" blend of choice Ceylon & China black teas, fragrant Jasmines and fresh green teas.

Ingredients: Black tea (Ceylon, Keemun), Green tea (Jasmine, Gunpowder)

Caffeine Caffeinated
Cup Strength Medium-Strong
Origin Blend
Tea Format Loose Tea
Type Green/Black Blend

The best afternoon break  Review by  Bruce

The very best way to stare back into a bleak rainy Vancouver winter afternoon is with a cup of freshly brewed CBC blend. I've been drinking it since 1996! At the office or at home, great stuff.

Posted on 2018-01-22

Delicate & Refreshing  Review by  Mr T

This is my favourite pick-me-up. It has a delicate flavour -- don't over-steep it -- and that first whiff of jasmine as you go take you first sip is intoxicating. It is lovely by itself but doesn't really have the body to complement cookies or cake or a meal. My favourite time for this lovely break is in the evening during reading or TV or music -- it gives me a lovely pause before finishing my day and heading to bed. Delicately civilized and a Murchie's exclusive.

Posted on 2015-11-23

So good  Review by  Liz

This is one of my favorites. I was curious about this tea because of the name, being an avid listener of CBC radio. I sampled the tea, and it has since become my go-to tea in the morning before school. It is full-bodied, and not so strong that I would get the jitters in the morning. So very delicious!

Posted on 2013-09-24

Love this tea  Review by  R

The CBC tea is a lovely flavour, very enjoyable to drink, the blend is wonderful. It is a light tea. Highly recommended.

Posted on 2013-09-16

My go-to Murchie's favorite!  Review by  pinkiesmom

When I was in college in the 70's I used to drive from Seattle to Vancouver especially to buy Murchie's teas. I now drink a lot of Oolongs as I'm a member of a tea group that practices a Taiwanese tea ceremony. However, the black tea of my dreams is still CBC Radio Blend. I've turned a lot of people on to Murchie's blends if what they want is a consistent, complex cuppa. Thanks for always delivering the Best, Muchie's!

Posted on 2013-06-19

Great late afternoon tea  Review by  MR

A mellow blend that hits all the right flavour notes, we steep it for "it's late-in-the-day, let's unwind after work" blend. Try it, you won't be disappointed!

Posted on 2013-03-06

One of Murchie's best  Review by  Sarah - Murchie's Team Member

CBC Radio Blend tea is one of the tea blends that got me hooked on Murchie's. As a green-black tea blend it is unique to Murchie's. It's great with or without milk, and has a light lemon / jasmine flavour, but still with the body of a black tea. When drinking with milk, definitely let it steep a little longer (about 4 minutes)!

Posted on 2012-10-22

Always perfect  Review by  Debra

My sister recommended this tea to me years ago. No other tea compares to it. I try others and eagerly wait until the box is empty so I can reorder CBC Blend. This moment has finally arrived after too long!

Posted on 2012-03-05

spectacular!  Review by  kimc

We tried this at the advice of a musician we were listening to, and she's right: it's the best! It's a complex and perfectly balanced tea. We love it!

Posted on 2012-01-30

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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 Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Light/Delicate: Very light in colour and delicate in flavour
Medium Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Medium: Medium-light cup with slightly fuller cup
Medium-Strong Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Medium-Strong: Medium-dark cup, medium body, and full flavour without harshness
Strong Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Strong: Full body, rich cup, takes milk well
Very Strong Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee               Very Strong: Rich, dark cup with very full, strong flavour and briskness

Coffee Ratings

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

Brewing Guide | Murchie's Tea & Coffee

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
French press: coffee grounds are ‘steeped’ in hot water, and then a filter presses down the grounds, allowing the finished coffee to be poured off
  • 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!

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