For many families, the holidays just aren't complete without Murchie's Christmas Tea.
Rich Ceylon and smooth Keemun black teas are blended with the essence of oranges, cinnamon, cloves and vanilla to create this customer favourite, only available until the end of December. Order now as it sells out quickly!
This tea pairs well with Murchie's Christmas Cake and Shortbread Cookies.
Ingredients: Black tea, orange peel, cinnamon, cloves, natural and artificial flavour.
|Tea Format||Loose Tea|
My favorite tea of all Review by Bruce
I first discovered this tea 3-4 years ago. It is fantastic!! I usually get a tin or two each year, but last year we went through three tins before New Years. When I tried to get more, it was sold out... So I went to a competitor's site and purchased their holiday blend. Not the same and inferior by comparison--good, but not GREAT like Murchie's. This year I'm ordering 6 tins for work, home, and gifts. I home it will be enough...Posted on 2017-11-12
Christmas Blend Tea Review by Victoria
A perfect example of perfection in blending. A beautiful tea!Posted on 2015-11-22
Delightful! Review by Rhonda
The weather outside is beautiful -trees laden with snow and oh so cold - but my Christmas Tea makes it so delightful! Sitting by the fire, looking out at the cold while enjoying the very best cup of tea! Just ordered more to stash away for a few months! Mine! All mine!!Posted on 2014-12-30
Love this tea Review by RevDeb
Every year when I visit Victoria in January I get some if there is any left in the store. Once I am home it is marked as mine with a hands off sign. While I love to share a cup of tea with others. This one is mine and mine alone - I make it last for as long as I can.Posted on 2013-12-14
my favourite Review by Linda G
I love this tea; it tastes like Christmas. Each year I mark my calendar for November 1st, so I won't forget to order it. This year I was early and on November 1st, it's here!Posted on 2013-11-01
Very Nice! Review by Dutch Girl
I don't usually like flavored teas, but I ordered this Christmas blend when I replenished my usual supply of Murchie's loose teas -- Darjeeling Blend, 1894, and English Breakfast. It's very refreshing and I'll likely order it again next year.Posted on 2012-12-04
Must be the most wonderful time of year... Review by Sarah - Murchie's Team Member
...because Christmas tea is here! People start asking for Christmas tea in early October, as soon as the mornings start getting nippy. I think the Christmas tea - fruity, spicy and warming - is at its absolute best as a Christmas Tea Latte with almond syrup and steamed milk. It's just the perfect balance of sweet, spicy and creamy to drink in a comfy chair while watching shoppers race by.Posted on 2012-11-28
Christmas Tea is the Best Review by Kyla - Team Pender
Every year I look forward to this Tea coming back. Its the perfect cup of Tea for cold, wet days when all you want to do is cuddle up with your mug of tea and a good book. The warm orange and vanilla tea sooths the soul and puts you in the holiday spirit. My Favorite Tea.Posted on 2012-11-26
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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!