Earl "Charles" Grey (1764-1845) was Prime Minister of Great Britain in the early 1830's. During a visit to China he fell in love with a blend of teas scented with the oil from the peel of bergamot, which rapidly became perhaps the world's most famous tea.
True Earl Grey tea not only smells superb as you bring the cup to your mouth, but tastes the same as it passes over your palate. Try ours... it's famous world wide.
Ingredients: black tea, natural and artificial flavour, bergamot oil
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I'm an addict Review by ['Elisa Rink']
The best tea, having it twice a day. Picked it up on sale in Victoria this summer. Should have filled my suitcase!Posted on 2021-09-30
Earl Gray Review by Sven
Ever since I drank my first cup of this tea 12 years ago , non other will surpass its flavor. My ultimate comfort tea!Posted on 2019-11-19
Gotta Have It!! Review by Donna Von
I was in Victoria this spring and bought a box of 10 (among other things), intending to save as a possible gift. Eventually ended up opening it myself to make a London Fog. It was so good! And i have had many many London Fogs. I consumed it all myself over te next few weeks. Thank goodness I can order online. I will get a box of 100 and another as a gift.Posted on 2018-11-12
Best in the world! Review by Psalty
I travel a lot. I've had Earl Grey tea in almost every country. I live in Southern California. I buy my Earl Grey tea from Murchies in Canada. The End.Posted on 2016-04-04
Best Earl Grey Review by mhicheil
Murchie's makes the best Earl Grey, hands down. All the others tends to be too over powering, too perfume'ish.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!