Picture dramatic skies and a bracing salt water wind gusting over the rolling waves. This full-bodied traditional black tea is a selection of tea terroirs blended for a mellow, satisfying mug on a stormy day. With toasted malty notes and slight smokiness, this brew is strong enough to stand up to the addition of milk and sugar, yet nuanced enough to be enjoyed neat.

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Ingredients: Black tea (Yunnan, Ceylon).

Caffeine Caffeinated
Cup Strength Strong
Origin Blend
Type Black

Very enjoyable  Review by  Victoria

I like this tea it has a pleasant & interesting flavor.

Posted on 2022-08-02

This is my new favourite Murchies tea  Review by  Hollas

This tea is strong and soothing. It's malty and rounded. You feel like you could bear the worst weather with a cup of this inside you. I definitely recommend it.

Posted on 2021-02-22

One of the best teas I have ever tasted!  Review by  ['Prima Donna']

It is almost difficult to find the words for how much I love this tea. It is full bodied and rich in flavour. I drink it with a bit of milk. I enjoy it black as well, but the milk pulls forward the flavour profile. It has become a top favourite tea in our house

Posted on 2021-02-13

A perfect tea for watching the PNW rainstorms  Review by  Kathrine

I love this tea blend! It's bold, with pleasantly high levels of malty and musky flavours, just enough bitterness to remind you it's a serious tea. It warms me to the core and wakes me up during these colder fall and winter mornings. Like the name suggests it's a tea that will perk you up even on the dreariest of days.

Posted on 2020-10-31

Stormy Day Perfection  Review by  ['ArcticGal']

I reserve this one for actual storm days! I pull it out during Arctic blizzards in the winter and stormy games rolling past the summer icebergs on Baffin Island

Posted on 2020-09-22

Amazing  Review by  Skye

Strong, smooth and rich, this blend has become one of my go-to favourites. So glad I gave it a chance.

Posted on 2020-09-07

Best black tea I’ve ever tasted   Review by  FirstSip

What a perfect name. A perfectly bold yet nuanced flavour profile that took my cupboard my storm - all my other blacks pale in comparison. Delicious way to start the day or settle in with a great book.

Posted on 2020-04-22

Delicious!  Review by  Lady Saluzzo

Strong, vibrant, balanced and with just a touch of smoke. Perfect for stormy weather. I love drinking it on a rainy day here in Northern California and imagining my fellow Pacific coasters doing the same, in an act of cozy solidarity.

Posted on 2020-04-17

Delicious!  Review by  Lady Saluzzo

Strong, vibrant, balanced and with just a touch of smoke. Perfect for stormy weather. I love drinking it on a rainy day here in Northern California and imagining my fellow Pacific coasters doing the same, in an act of cozy solidarity.

Posted on 2020-04-17

Strong like the name!  Review by  ToddyTea

You wouldn’t expect a tea called Storm Watcher to be overly delicate, and this isn’t. I enjoy strong black teas, and this fit the bill. Unlike some others that are described as strong tasting, this truly is, with good malty flavour, but balanced so not to be too astringent. Recommended.

Posted on 2019-12-15

New favorite black blend  Review by  GLH

I do like a good, strong black tea so this was right up my alley. I love the flavor — great with milk. It did arrive on a cold, blustery and rainy day and hit the spot. I don’t know what is in the blend, but it reminds me of a Keemun-Assam blend I used to get, but perhaps a bit lighter and less acidic.

Posted on 2018-11-12

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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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