Rich, malty Assam is complemented with a brisk, bright Ceylon to create a deep, traditional cuppa. This combination is delicious with milk, which opens up sweet top notes – but the base of Assam is smooth enough to be enjoyed neat. The leaves brew a dark red-gold cup with a lingering, warming finish. It maintains flavour and strength when brewed using hard (high mineral content) water.

Ingredients: Black tea (Assam, Ceylon)

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

New go-to!  Review by  ['Bobbo Baggins']

Bought a quarter pound on last trip to Victoria as an add-on to my order. Excellent discovery! This has become my new go-to tea! If I must be quarantined again, lay in a stout supply of Rocky Mountain blend! Two superb teas in perfect proportion.

Posted on 2021-04-24

Smooth and relaxing  Review by  Skye

This is a tea that I like to start my day with: medium strength, smooth, flavourful without being overpowering. A new favourite to add to my pantry.

Posted on 2020-09-17

What a surprise!  Review by  IslandMo

I was purchasing several teas at the Government St store when the sales associate noted they were all black strong tea. She encouraged me to buy 2 oz. Rocky Mountain to try, stating it was probably one I would like very much. She was spot on! This is one of the very best blends I have tasted. My other purchases, 1894, Murchies Afternoon, Golden Jubilee and Balmoral are still good, but nothing is better for a nice afternoon cuppa than Rocky Mountain. Superb, thanks so much for suggesting it to me!

Posted on 2020-05-03

Excellent black tea.   Review by  Janine

This is a robust black tea much like Irish Breakfast or Balmoral. My morning would not be complete without a pot of this fine blend to start my day.

Posted on 2020-04-04

Excellent!  Review by  Cheryl

My hometown in Alberta has very hard water and although we use a softener for the house, we don't use it for drinking. I was amazed at how this tea makes such a difference with our water. Incredible and one of my favourites!

Posted on 2017-07-20

Amazing Tea!  Review by  WolfMan

I live with well water that has a high calcium and mineral content. The Royal Alberta Museum tea is incredibly smooth even with this hard water. This has become my new morning vice. Thank you, Murchies - this is an incredible blend!

Posted on 2012-07-12

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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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