High grade Ceylon teas are known for their rich, brisk, robust flavour and aroma. This decaffeinated Ceylon is lighter in flavour and body due to processing, but it retains more of its natural quality than teas do through other methods of decaffeination.
CO2 decaffeination is a time-consuming and expensive process designed to remove as much caffeine as possible while preserving more pure tea flavour than other, more aggressive decaffeination methods. It is also achieved without the use of harsh chemicals like synthetic ethyl acetate.
Decaffeination does not remove all of the caffeine from the tea! This Ceylon Decaf is a “lower caffeine” option; people with serious caffeine sensitivities may want to consider naturally caffeine-free options such as Rooibos, Honeybush, Peppermint and Green Rooibos.
|Tea Format||Loose Tea|
Very tasty but not a strong tea Review by ['Saltspring ']
I am surprised how delicate and wonderful a flavour this decaf tea has and I really enjoy it. That said I would disagree that this is a medium strength tea. It is lighter than that but still very tasty, especially for a decaffeinated tea. I also really appreciate it is decaffeinated with a safe process.Posted on 2021-09-04
Fantastic Review by Chloe
This is the best decaf black tea I have ever tried. I honestly believed it was impossible to have a fully flavored black tea until I tried this tea, it's a really enjoyable tea to drink. I don't drink caffeine late in the day, and had to deal with tea that just wasn't as good as what I drank early in the day. This tea was a game changer in terms of quality of decaf tea.Posted on 2020-05-22
tops Review by canadagirl
This decaf is the best I've found. Finally a decaf option that has full taste for any time of the day! I ALWAYS have it stocked.Posted on 2020-03-23
Finally, a delicious decaf tea Review by Callanrn
If you've been searching for a decaf tea that doesn't taste like dish-water ...this loose tea is it! It is a rosey, robust tea, full of flavour that a tea drinker craves. I can finally have an after dinner tea now. It's pricey, but worth the extra expense.Posted on 2020-02-24
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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!