Library Blend Loose Tea
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This blend of Ceylon, Jasmine, Keemun and Gunpowder teas has a rich, full base with the sparkle of aromatic Jasmine. An excellent reading companion.
Originally blended: 1995
|Library Blend Tea - Loose 2oz/56g||
|Library Blend Tea - Loose 4oz/113g||
|Library Blend Tea - Loose 8oz/227g||
|Library Blend Tea - Loose 16oz/454g||
A Murchie's trademark blend of green and black tea was chosen to honour the official opening of Vancouver's Library Square in May of 1995. This special blend has been a customer favorite for years!
Anything but boring, and as great as the classics in literature!
Ingredients: Black tea, green tea.
|Tea Format||Loose Tea|
A distinctive blend that is special anytime Review by Rowena
Library Blend is spot on. Other teas fit at breakfast or in the afternoon, but this one is a treat anytime. I order Earl Grey, the breakfast teas, Lapsang Souchong and Gunpowder Green, but often end up reaching for the tin of Library Blend. Well worth ordering in my home town to be sent to me here in farthest Ottawa.Posted on 2020-06-12
My relaxing must have Review by Tea lover
My favourite had been No.22 for long time but since I tried Library Blend now it is my go to tea. Very smooth and delicate. I love a fragrant Jasmin note .Posted on 2019-02-14
A longtime favourite Review by Amy
This is one of my all-time favourite teas. I have been serving it to my book club for over 10 years. And to family at the holidays. It is a real tradition.Posted on 2018-11-09
Bring Me a Book! Review by TMJ
One sip of this tea and you'll want to be curling up in your favorite leather wingback with your favorite book. Now i just need it in decaf.Posted on 2015-11-23
Wonderful blend Review by Carrie
My mother bought me a sample box of the tea bags as a gift when she was visiting Victoria, because I am a librarian and a tea lover. She certainly chose well! It's rich enough for my morning cup, but light enough to enjoy in the afternoon, too. The flavors mingle really well. Having been using the tea bags, I can't wait to try it as a loose tea as well.Posted on 2015-05-27
Best and favourite Review by Louise
I have been ordering Library Square tea from wherever I have lived for over 25 years. It is my favourite tea. I travel with it and have had requests to bring it overseas as small gifts to friends who have tasted it in my home. Each time I have guests its the tea requested and each time I serve it for the first time it's a hit. Bravo for continuing to blend this to such a high standard.Posted on 2015-01-14
My favourite! Review by Jill
There is one thing wrong with this tea. I love it so much I never want to try anything else. Yes, I really like #10 as well, but this is hands-down my favourite and I crave it. Thank you Murchies for continuing to make our lives this little bit more enjoyable, every day.Posted on 2012-12-04
Library Tea Review by Erica - Tea Enthusiast
This Library Blend Tea is wonderful. This is the tea that I often recommend to friends and family when they feel the tea selection just isn't meeting their tea mark. This tea is great in the morning or just about any time of day. This is tea is also great with or with out milk even though there is green tea in it. Top TEA Recommendations from me!Posted on 2012-09-01
Also a favorite Review by Heather
This is a wonderful blend of green and black teas, mild and fragrant.Posted on 2012-04-25
This is my favourite blend!! Review by Debbie N
I absolutely love this tea. I have had it at many showers and served in fine china cups it is delicious! I live out of town and make a trip to Park Royal to get my supply.Posted on 2012-04-17
Delicious! The only problem is the boxes aren't BIG enough! Review by Librarian Jane
I love, love this tea! I first bought it because I really am a librarian, but I buy it now because it is delicious and calming. I have to have it shipped to Alberta, but it is worth it. Yes, please do put it into bigger box!Posted on 2012-04-11
Perfection in a cup Review by Lo
Fragrant, sweet and delicate, Library makes a delicious tea gift. Just a hint of floral fragrance(only in its aroma- not its taste) brings to mind garden tea parties. A favorite weekend and after dinner tea, since it is indulgent, yet low caffeine- just the thing for a relaxing cuppa. Please, dear Murchies, bring back the 75 tea bag box of this!Posted on 2012-03-02
my favourite blend! Review by kelly
This is my favourite green/black blend. I like to drink it all day longPosted on 2011-10-11
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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!