Traditional Ceylon, Keemun, Assam and Yunnan black teas form a well-rounded base, while Himalayan and Gunpowder teas add a light sparkle to the flavour and aroma. This is a great tea for people who want explore green-black blends without Jasmine.

Designed to evoke and an afternoon up of tea at a sunny outdoor cafe next to the Seine river in Paris: the city of light. Perfect for daydreaming and people-watching!

Ingredients: Black tea (Assam, Ceylon, Keemun, Yunnan, Nepal), green tea (gunpowder), natural and artificial flavouring

Caffeine Caffeinated
Cup Strength Medium-Strong
Origin Blend
Tea Format Loose Tea
Type Green/Black Blend

Tread carefully!  Review by  Boyd

I bought this thinking it a variation on one of the other ‘afternoon’ blends I enjoy. Not so! This one has both natural and artificial flavours added. As other reviews indicate, you may love it or hate it. Tread carefully.

Posted on 2022-11-18

I will pass of this tea  Review by  Victoria

I found for my taste the “hints of caramel & brioche with malty finish.” did not blend well with the teas.

Posted on 2022-07-04

Excellent  Review by  ['Yum']

One of the best teas ever!

Posted on 2021-02-22

My New Favourite  Review by  Deepa

So glad I discovered this one, the hints of caramel and brioche are amazing. It pairs perfectly with a rainy afternoon!

Posted on 2020-08-18

Not for me  Review by  Meredith

Purchased several teas, Paris Afternoon being small tin in a set w a regular size British blend (can't recall which now). Sadly, my mother and I hate this one. True to its decription and reviews, I detect vanilla (hate all vanilla) and, as someone else mentioned, maple. I HATE all maple. Just the scent of maple and/or vanilla in anything makes me gag. There's free Paris Afternoon in KY if anyone wants it lol!

Posted on 2019-12-03

THE BEST  Review by  Joan

Used to be a coffee drinker. I was visiting Victoria last March and stopped in for a cup of tea. This is what I tried. I have not had coffee since. Should you ever decide to stop making this, I will need advanced notice so I can stock up. I will also need an intervention. I have never had such a calming cup of tea before. Merci ;-)

Posted on 2019-10-27

My very favourite  Review by  Debora

I found this a few years ago on a trip to Victoria and it is my favorite. The scent alone is soothing, and by the time it's brewed, I'm almost completely relaxed from work. I've been trying to cut out extra sugar in my diet so I have a cup with some 1% milk when I'm craving something sweet. I live in the states, so my husband stocks me up whenever we are in Canada.

Posted on 2019-10-11

On My Sweet Tooth, my new favorite.  Review by  cmp1226

This is the new tea blend I have added to my collection. I purchased this tea by suggestion from the lovely lady that works at Murchie's. This is my birthday present to me back in December, Boxing Day is my favorite day to shop and my bday. I love this tea, one of my favorite flavor is Carmel and this tea has the perfect hint of it and is very sweet. Perfect for that sweet craving in the afternoon. I switch between my teas regular. My new favorite.

Posted on 2018-04-09

The perfect dessert tea or treat tea.  Review by  Carol

Lovely. It is tea and a sweet pastry without the calories of a pastry (although I confess to using cream instead of milk.)

Posted on 2018-02-18

Perfect for afternoon tea  Review by  Robberfly

We have been drinking this daily for over a year . We have it in the afternoon with a sweet treat or buttery toast and jam on a rainy afternoon. One of us drinks it black and the other with lots of 1% milk. A very satisfying tea for daily use. Our morning favourite is Irish Breakfast and our new discovery today is Waterfront for afternoon tea break. If you like Paris Afternoon there is a good chance that you will also like Waterfront.

Posted on 2016-09-07

Great Iced  Review by  Beki

Tried a sample in Victoria, and immediately was in love with it. Bought it, brewed it and it's as good or better than I remembered from the sample.

Posted on 2016-06-18

Love it!  Review by  Colleen

This is now officially one of my favourite teas! I bought it to try because of the name, and I fell in love with it with my first cup. My favourite flavours up until now have been bergamot (Earl Grey) and lavender, but now this will be one of my regular teas too. It has a beautiful slightly sweet and slightly smoky flavour. Delicious!

Posted on 2016-05-07

Fine cup of Yummy  Review by  Kos

I love this tea so much. I adore the smell and taste of this fine brew. It really is a wonderful treat. I gave my boss this tea for Christmas! I would not share it with just anyone it is that good!

Posted on 2016-05-01

Amazing!  Review by  Erin

I bought this tea during a day trip I took to Vancouver a while back, and it has consistently been my favorite tea. I buy tea a lot and try to see what different flavors I prefer, and this tea has an almost malty flavor to it that makes it feel like I'm covered up with a warm blanket. Literally drinking it as I write this. I recommend this to everyone!

Posted on 2016-02-02

Saves me honey!  Review by  Heather

I normally don't drink flavoured teas, but I tried this one because I liked the name and I needed to buy it to get free shipping! What a pleasant surprise - I have been trying to cut down on the amount of honey I put in my tea (have a little tea with my honey) and this one lets me do it. Just the smallest of teaspoons and it is plenty sweet enough - hopefully without the calories, but who knows how they made it! I re-read the description after enjoying a few cups and was quite impressed with the number of teas in the blend, including green tea! I checked my spent leaves, and yes indeed - there are green leaves in there! A truly sophisticated and clear, cool drink, but I now question the "Paris" moniker. Honestly, that tastes like maple to me, so I think it is 100% squarely Canadian - how about we say a Canadian in Paris?

Posted on 2015-06-14

great for a chill day  Review by  Emilie - Murchie's team member :)

This tea is really nice with milk (also makes a delicious latte!) It is the perfect tea for just lounging in the afternoon, maybe doing some people watching :) love it!

Posted on 2015-04-20

oo-la-la  Review by  terry

I tried this tea on a whim, as I usually shy away from teas with dessert like flavors, but like the name, and the thought of a flavored green and black blend. I brewed at 212 for 3 minutes, and tasted- without additions it was very mellow, sooth, with a hint of caramel, but not sweet, say like a medium brewed black. I then added a little raw sugar and milk and wow! The sugar brought out the caramel without being cloying, and the flavor does conjure up sitting in a cafe in Paris. And of course the aroma is like catching a whiff of the pastries next door. It will become my after dinner tea go to. Recommended if you like a subtle dessert flavor and aroma.

Posted on 2015-03-17

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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 Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Light/Delicate: Very light in colour and delicate in flavour
Medium Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Medium: Medium-light cup with slightly fuller cup
Medium-Strong Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Medium-Strong: Medium-dark cup, medium body, and full flavour without harshness
Strong Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Strong: Full body, rich cup, takes milk well
Very Strong Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee               Very Strong: Rich, dark cup with very full, strong flavour and briskness

Coffee Ratings

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

Brewing Guide | Murchie's Tea & Coffee

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
French press: coffee grounds are ‘steeped’ in hot water, and then a filter presses down the grounds, allowing the finished coffee to be poured off
  • 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!

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