Murchie's Tea & Coffee

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A decent maple tea. The aroma has a nice amount of maple, and the taste has less but still a nice amount. No bitterness coming from the black tea. A nice malty background. Because I am Canadian and have tasted SO MANY maple teas, I am probably more critical than most of this type of tea, and I am always looking for more maple and so far I have not found that holy grail of maple teas yet. This one is nice enough that I would re-order and drink as a casual tea, but it is not “the one”. I find their Sugar Maple tea to have more more maple in it, and indeed it is the box I empty first. The Canadian Breakfast is nice if you are looking for a black breakfast tea as implied, and the Sugar Maple is sweeter so I consider it a dessert tea. Both could work for different purposes. If you are on the fence about ordering them, I would still recommend it – they are very pleasant for what they are.

Flavors: Malt, Maple

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec 6 OZ / 177 ML

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Even though this isn’t as smoky as I’d prefer, I like this tea.

It’s a strong black tea with smoky/toasted notes, and a nice caramel flavour.

Good with maple whipped cream.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Evol Ving Ness

I like the concept a lot. It sounds very delicious.

OMGsrsly

It’s pretty good! And it’s Murchie’s, so it’s cheap. :)

Evol Ving Ness

Double bonus. I will keep my eyes open for this one.

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Large curled dark leaves which unfurl through multiple steepings.

Steep 1: 90 *C, 250 mL, 1.5 minutes
Light oxidation flavour, light flavour. Slightly fruity, mild tannins. Not at all vegetal or grassy.

Steep 2: 85 *C, 250 mL, 1.5 minutes
Much stronger flavour, more similar to a black tea than a green (like the description says). Very slightly fruity (plum), but not sweet. Light mineral taste that comes from a non-malty “tea” flavour. No vegetal notes at all. Lots of tannins, but not bitter or overly tannic. Very robust flavour.

Flavors: Mineral, Plums, Tannin, Tea

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 30 sec 1 tsp

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Picked some of this up, as my Coco Chai Rooibos from Davids was low, and I wanted to try this to compare. Both are pretty good, though I might wager this one is a bit spicier. I like them both. I do usually have this with milk, and sometimes honey, but usually no sugar.

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Really nice tea. Lightly sweet on its own without being overly artificial, though I do still like to have milk in this one (but I can happily say I can have this without adding sugar). If they get more of this, I will get more while I can. I like it, and it is a good winter tea for me.

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A really complex tea that really speaks to its name. It has lots of really good smoky and bold flavour, with a bit of a campfire sort of smell and taste. It can get quite strong, so I don’t use very much at a time. it’s got a vague roasted nutty undertone, which was really interesting. Not a very accessible tea, unless you like really smokey teas

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 20 OZ / 591 ML
Amie_O

I love Murchie’s and Smoky teas – looks like I’ll have to try this one! Thanks for the review info.

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Spicy and warm smelling with sweet high notes.
Smells just like Apple pie .
Perfect fall flavor. Lightly sweet followed by the warming effect from the cinnamon. Nice and ideal for those who don’t want too much cinnamon and still a great strength for me. I usually like my cinnamon brazen. Good and decent tea.

Flavors: Cinnamon

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Well it’s getting to be that time of year. Children are back in school, the mornings are a bit darker and cooler. For some, this is cause for mourning. The end of summer. For me, it’s always a welcome time. I quite like autumn. The cooler weather, the changing of the leaves, the time of harvest. I’ve had this tea for a year now, bought it last September from Murchie’s. It’s been a nice autumn touchpoint when I needed it throughout the year. There’s a lovely spiced aroma to it with a prominent pumpkin flourish. Yet, I don’t find this tea as artificial tasting as so many of the pumpkin spice offerings out there. It’s not too sweet and actually does make quite a lovely breakfast tea. Autumn is just around the corner, and I’m welcoming it in, sip by sip by this morning.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Cloves, Nutmeg, Peppercorn, Pumpkin, Spices

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 5 g 12 OZ / 355 ML

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A good strong black tea blend. It has become my daily morning breakfast tea.

Preparation
2 tsp 23 OZ / 680 ML

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This was an OK tea, although I couldn’t distinguish any jasmine scent or taste what so ever. I enjoyed the small box that I received as a gift, but I wouldn’t purchase again just because it was nothing spectacular.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C

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Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C

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The dry leaves smell very smoky and like fresh baked good coming out of the oven.

The liquid does not taste very smoky to me but it does taste like an urban street. I can notice motor oil, bakery scents, petrichor, and what a busy road might smell like. Very, very interesting tea and I was quite impressed at the complexity.

Flavors: Alcohol, Ash, Baked Bread, Bergamot, Blackberry, Blueberry, Bok Choy, Brandy, Brown Sugar, Campfire, Chestnut, Dark Wood, Espresso, Floral, Fur, Hops, Jasmine, Leather, Limestone, Malt, Metallic, Mud, Musty, Olive Oil, Smoke, Tannin

Preparation
1 tsp 24 OZ / 700 ML
rosebudmelissa

Wow! That does sound like a really interesting tea! Most franchise based blends seem to me to be very much based on personal tastes and personal concepts of characters, but this one really sounds like it would suit Holmes.

Liquid Proust

If it has all those taste in it, I want some!

Arby

Yeah I was quite surprised. Some of the Murchie’s black teas I’ve tasted are overly tannic, slightly bitter, and get astringent if steeped more than 3 minutes. This green tea, however, is fantastic and I highly recommend it. It tastes like a paved road or an industrial area. I don’t love smoky teas but this was more of a motor oil or asphalt taste rather than the usual smoke.

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This is by far the thing I most look forward to drinking in the summer time, but only as an iced tea. It is absolutely amazing. It is incredibly fruity and refreshing… and I think it would be great for a parent looking for a kid friendly crystal-drink subtitute. But it is also great for grown ups to enjoy.

I am affiliated with this company, but this is my honest review.

Flavors: Berries, Citrus, Lemon, Orange

Preparation
8 min or more 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Flavors: Bitter, Black Currant, Fruity, Sweet, Tannin

Preparation
Iced 5 min, 30 sec 14 OZ / 400 ML

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This is a very bold black tea, especially for the decaf version I’m drinking right now. Lots of fruity and sweet black current and tannic black tea.

Flavors: Black Currant, Creamy, Fruit Punch, Fruity, Tannin, Tea

Preparation
140 °F / 60 °C 0 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 27 OZ / 800 ML

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Day 7 of Lion’s Week of Tea challenge
Saturday | Flavoured blends

I’m drinking the decaf version I received in a 10 teabag taster size at Christmas.
Smells very sweet and fruity, tastes quite tannic with a noticeable creamy black current taste.
Pretty basic black tea base, a bit astringent. Steeps dark amber in about 4 minutes. I find it too astringent for my tastes, but the creamy and fruity tastes are nice. I think it would be excellent with milk because it steeps quite strong.

Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Black Currant, Creamy, Fruity, Sweet, Tannic, Tea

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec 14 OZ / 400 ML

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Flavors: Green, Smoke

Preparation
155 °F / 68 °C

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My mother in law’s favourite tea!! She gave me some for Christmas and gosh I love this tea!! I don’t drink it too often just because I only have a little bit left and don’t want to run out! Like its name suggests it’s perfect with a good book :)

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Good combination of green and black tea flavour. This is a simple blend but the flavours go together quite well and it tastes like a good quality tea.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 13 OZ / 375 ML

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Flavors: Apple, Brown Sugar, Caramel, Creamy, Milk, Rooibos, Sweet

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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