London Afternoon Loose Tea
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Sweet, creamy vanilla and fragrant rose petals are interwoven with bright bergamot and smoky Lapsang Souchong to create a comforting blend perfect for the fireside.
Originally blended: 2016
|London Afternoon - Loose 2oz/56g||
|London Afternoon - Loose 4oz/113g||
|London Afternoon - Loose 8oz/227g||
|London Afternoon - Loose 16oz/454g||
Wander the streets of London with this evocative blend. Through the fog, catch glimpses of grey buildings with traces of decades-old coal smoke, bustling markets with fresh-baked treats, sing-song flower sellers, and galleries of oil paintings.This sweet-smoky-floral blend is sure to intrigue your palate.
Strong enough for the addition of milk – an interesting, less-sweet twist on a London Fog tea latte or Earl Grey Cream.
Ingredients: Black Tea, rose petals, natural and artificial flavour, bergamot oil.
|Tea Format||Loose Tea|
Yuck...not my cup of tea! Review by Rosie
Yuck...sounded so promising...smelt exotic...rose petals, bergamot.....pure yuck...dumped it, double bagged it....try storm watcher..it’s amazing!Posted on 2020-06-20
My Favorite Review by Tamara
Smells like camping; I love it! Doesn't matter where or when I am - brew a cup, close my eyes, breathe deep and I'm somewhere else entirely. Brilliant tea, thank you!Posted on 2020-05-17
My Go To Cuppa Review by Kate
Don't let "smokey" and "rose" scare you away. The balance on this tea is superb and it has become my daily drinker. One of the best teas I've ever had, thanks Murchie's! Please, don't ever stop making it.Posted on 2020-05-07
Surprise! Review by Wes
I was a skeptic when I first saw it at the store. Rose petals? Really? But it is shockingly good! So many aromas and flavors; tea, earl gray, vanilla, lapsang, roses...but each one intertwines with the other and doesn't overwhelm. Reminds me of some of the more complicated teas I have had in Saint Petersburg...Posted on 2018-02-21
Unexpected Review by tleigh
This tea was so unexpected! It's smokey and smooth...and a completely new experience! I was instantly hooked and now I make a daily cold brew to enjoy during the work day. I cannot get enough...plus rose petals...I mean...talk about keeping it classy! I definitely get my "Emily Post" on when I sip this tea...pinkies out!Posted on 2017-02-28
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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!