Originally blended in 1981 to commemorate the Royal Wedding of Charles and Diana, this blend is regal in its strength and depth of flavour. A touch smoky and astringent, the infusion is beautifully robust and dark.

Ingredients: Black tea (Assam, Ceylon, Keemun, Darjeeling, Nepal)

Caffeine Caffeinated
Cup Strength Strong
Origin Blend
Tea Format Loose Tea
Type Black

Smooth  Review by  Diane

This is a lovely tea. I can't believe how smooth it is. Very relaxing. I only purchased a small amount to try but now wish I bought more. I will be buying this again.

Posted on 2022-12-30

Change the name?  Review by  ['Annie']

This is my favorite tea, lovely flavor, dark and delicious. Wondering if you will change the name to King Charles Blend? Whatever its name, it is the best.

Posted on 2022-12-01

Prince Charles Blend  Review by  ['Kathy ']

Delicious. I have it every afternoon when I arrive home from work. It is the second highlight of my day, after the cup of Murchies tippy golden Assam every morning. Such a treat. Thank you BTW is there going to be a King Charles III blend?

Posted on 2022-10-12

Daily Driver  Review by  Greg

I first was introduced to Murchie's strawberry black tea, then I tried this Prince Charles, it's been my go-to daily tea for years now. Simply delicious flavour.

Posted on 2021-06-07

My Favourite Tea  Review by  Heather

Deliciously blended tea. I will never tire of this tea.

Posted on 2020-02-10

The Best Strong Flavors  Review by  cmp1226

This is my absolute favorite black tea. Nice rich, strong black blends flavor. I only happen to fall in love with tea, for purchasing the collective tin. I still use it and just refilled it on my last trip to Victoria.

Posted on 2018-04-09

Favorite Tea  Review by  Tracy

This has been my favorite tea ever since I first tried it in 1997. I have tried a lot of different teas over the years but this one always wins hands down.

Posted on 2017-03-19

the best  Review by  tea for two

I like Prince Charles blend over the 30 teas I have tried. Good anytime if day, with or without lemon, or honey, or milk. And it makes a good iced tea.

Posted on 2015-11-23

Yuumm!   Review by  Mari - Puerto Rican Tea Lover

I first discovered Murchie's in my honeymoon in B.C. I fell in love with the store in Victoria. Since I'm an avid Assam fan, one of the employees recommended I tried this one. Oh, she was so right! Strong, aromatic, bold... delicious.

Posted on 2015-04-03

The best high-powered blend!  Review by  Todd

If money were no object the Murchie's Assam Superior would probably be the only strong black tea to touch my lips. Fortunately for us common folk there is this amazing blend! The fragrance alone enlivens the senses and the malty yet sweet taste is perfectly balanced. This tea is my everyday go-to pick-me-up! The best black tea blend (at an affordable price)!

Posted on 2015-01-05

very refreshing  Review by  Stephen C.

Thought the tea might be overly aromatic but surprisingly it was fresh and very refreshing. A real pick me up. We take it with a little milk and no sugar and it makes over teas seem overly heavy. This tea is not weak nor too bitter. Very satisfying blend.

Posted on 2014-01-01

Favorite Tea  Review by  Roberta

I have tried many black tea blends over the years, until I found Murchie's 12 years ago and fell in love with the Prince Charles Blend. Now, I start every day where ever I am in the world with my favourite tea.

Posted on 2013-07-03

Worth the trip :)  Review by  Christina

This is my all time favorite tea. I got hooked on it on a class field trip and 13 years later it is still my favorite worth the drive from Seattle and we have good tea here but nobody can beat this one :)!

Posted on 2013-03-21

my favourite   Review by  louise in TO

I have tried a wide variety of black teas from Murchie's over the years. I have bought this blend since it first came out and it has remained my favourite for a strong, subtle, flavourful black tea. My US family is hooked as well. And the price is right.

Posted on 2012-11-22

Favorite Royal Tea  Review by  Eleanor- Murchie's Team Member

In reality I like most black tea's, and a lot of Murchie's Royal Teas (eg. Diamond and Golden Jubliee) are fantastic and are some of my favorites! After trying them all however I have found my new favorite in the Prince Charles. Not overly smokey but still strong and flavorful. A worthwhile tea to try for all black tea lovers!

Posted on 2012-10-13

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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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