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A medium-strength tea touched with the sweetness of Jasmine and Bergamot. This green-black blend celebrates the beauty and history of Victoria, British Columbia, and Murchie’s flagship store on Government Street – a short carriage ride from iconic destinations such as the Empress Hotel, Parliament, the inner harbour, and Victoria’s Chinatown.
Originally blended: 2013
|Government Street Blend - Loose 2oz/56g||
|Government Street Blend - Loose 4oz/113g||
|Government Street Blend - Loose 8oz/227g||
|Government Street Blend - Loose 16oz/454g||
Green-black blends have been a Murchie’s specialty for over 100 years, and this recent blend is an exceptional example of that continuing tradition.
Wherever you are in the world, a sip of Murchie’s Government Street Blend Tea will transport you to a beautiful day on the waterfront in Victoria, British Columbia.
Ingredients: black tea, green tea, natural and artificial flavouring
|Tea Format||Loose Tea|
Definitely my go to blend. Just enough green to give it that wonderful fresh scent and flavor. I start panicking when I'm running low on this! I'm addicted. 😂Posted on 2021-02-28
A perfect medium bodied tea, not too strong but full of flavour. The bergamot and lavender are delicate, but not overwhelming. It is delicious and worth trying and enjoying for years.Posted on 2017-01-04
Very refreshingPosted on 2014-09-28
My Mom (loves Blend 2000) didn't love it because it tasted like Earl Grey. My husband (loves Earl Grey) didn't love it because it tasted like Jasmine (...as in Blend 2000). Well, I love it. Might be my new mainstay black and green blend. And if we had to make just one pot for everyone I think my Mom and husband would both enjoy it!Posted on 2014-09-04
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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.
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|
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.
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