Gourmet Tea And Coffee Gift Basket
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Murchie's Gourmet Gift Basket is the perfect gift for the consummate gourmet in your life! A generous selection of coffees, teas, and treats.
Our Gourmet Tea & Coffee Gift Basket contains:
- A 400g / 14oz bag of Murchie's Best filter grind coffee: mild and easy-drinking, there's a reason we call it the best!
- A 50 tea bag box of Golden Jubilee: a rich, classic, true English black tea blend with a full body, enticing aroma, and vibrant colour
- An Afternoon Selection boxed set: an assortment of three afternoon teas with 10 tea bags each
- A 3.5oz / 99g tin of No. 10 Blend loose tea: a blend of green and black teas, lightly aromatic with a mild and soft, smooth flavour.
- A 1oz / 28g bag of Jasmine Downy Pearls Loose Tea: elegant, hand-rolled green tea
- A 10 tea bag box of Prince Charles: a delightful blend of Ceylon, Darjeeling, Keemun and Assam teas originally blended in 1981 to commemorate the Royal Wedding of Charles and Diana.
- Two assorted 20 tea bag boxes of individually wrapped tea bags
- A 3oz / 85g pouch of Government Street filter grind coffee: a versatile medium roast that brews a rich, smooth espresso or a cup of delicious drip coffee.
- Three 1oz / 28g packages of Hot Chocolate: a wonderful comfort drink, Murchie's Hot Chocolate has been a favourite for generations
- Six assorted individually wrapped tea bags
- A jar of Lemon Curd: perfect to serve with Murchie's scones or use for lemon tarts
- A package of six White Chocolate Cranberry Biscotti: dried cranberries are the perfect accompaniment to white chocolate chunks baked into Murchie's delicious biscotti
- A set of four silver teaspoons
- A coffee scoop
There's something for everyone!
Excellent value Review by Judy
I ordered this gourmet basket for our friends and had Murchie's ship it direct. It arrived way up to Stewart BC in a week. So impressed with the service. Also I had included a typed note to accompany the basket and someone took the time to transpose it to a gift card in their handwriting . Like "WOW" and a classy touch. Everything in this basket is of the highest quality.Posted on 2018-11-28
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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!